Family Caregiver Day at the Capitol, March 21, 2019

March 21, 2019

The Fourth Annual Family Caregiver Day at the Capitol in Phoenix was Thursday, March 21, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Lisa M. O'Neill, MPH, DBH, an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Geriatrics, General Internal Medicine and Palliative Medicine, manager of the Arizona Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (AzGWEP) and associate director of research and education for the UA Center on Aging, will be going as chair of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging.

“Family caregivers provide nearly $10 billion a year in unpaid care,” Dr. O’Neill said. “This important event will encourage family caregivers to become self-advocates and allow them the opportunity to share their concerns and needs with our state’s policy makers.”

 Also attending was Rosemary Browne, MD, an associate professor in the UA Geriatrics division and medical director of the Home-Based Primary Care Program at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System. Dr. Browne is president-elect of the Arizona Geriatrics Society.