On Tuesday, July 14th, HMEA’s Family Supports Director Jeanne Clapper and AFC (Adult Family Care) Nurse Gianna Battista participated in EMC’s “Caring for the Caregiver” employee resource fair. The fair is part of an effort known as “EMC Caregiver Circle.” The group’s goal is to promote awareness and understanding of the competing demands placed on caregivers, and to assist EMC employees and their families by creating a support network and providing access to resources and information about care-giving.
Exhibitors represented many areas of health, well-being, and care-giving support – including financial (eldercare attorney), housing (an assisted living facility), and much more. HMEA supplied resources for families who care for a loved one with a disability including: Family Supports, medically complex wrap services, Adult Family Care and more.
The event was well received by employees. HMEA was happy to give back to the employees of EMC, many of which help with HMEA’s annual Independence 5k Run & Walk hosted each May at EMC in Franklin.