The Mental, Emotional, and Physical Impact on Informal Supports for the Elderly in Ohio During the Healthcare Shortage

  • 10/06/2023 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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  • 11238 Cornell Park Dr. Blue Ash
  • In the United States, our workforce has faced shortages that continue to impact many different industries. These shortages have had a significant impact on the healthcare industry and have had impacts on the elderly in our communities. Many elderly individuals are not able to access much needed services and supports. Due to this, iformal supports, (i.e. family and friends) have been called upon to provide much needed assistance for our elderly. For some informal supports, they are providing more assistance than previously expected, and have become "burned out." As a result, these caregivers have suffered adverse effects on their mental, emotional, and physical well-being. This workshop will address these impacts as well as resources and assistance for these informal support providers.


    1. Identify the impact of the workforce shortage on the mental, emotional, and physical health of caregivers.
    2. Discuss the systemic concerns of caregivber burn out on the elderly and on communities.
    3. Provide information on assistance and resources available to support the emotional well-being of caregivers.

    Presenter: Richard Meeker, MSW, LISW-S 

    Richard Meeker is currently employed at Area Agency on Aging as a Community Living Manager where he supervises the Adult Protective Serivces program. He also works part time in private practice in partnership with Mindful Life in Action as a Mental Health Therapist. Richard earned a Masters Degree in Social Work at the University of Akron and earned a Bachelors Degree of Scince from Ashland University.

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