Caregiver Support Seminars

Photo: Jewish Child & Family Service, Chicago

Family members caring for elderly Holocaust victims often face unique challenges without the benefit of being professionally trained to deal with survivors’ physical and emotional issues that directly result from the Shoah. To help, the Claims Conference is posting video of a series of seminars in the New York area to offer assistance, advice and support for caregivers of Holocaust victims.*



Caregiver Support Seminar 10

Holocaust Survivors and Surviving a Hospital Stay
Presented by Leah Gelernter, CPA, Vice President, Agudah Women


Caregiver Support Seminar 9

Communicating Survivor Needs to Aides and Other Healthcare Professionals
Presented by Toby Weiss, Director, Cultural Diversity and Jewish Programming, Metropolitan Jewish Hospice & Palliative Care (MJHS)


Caregiver Support Seminar 8, Part II

Holocaust Survivors and Life Planning: Living Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies and More Presented by Oscar S. Straus III, Esq.

Survivors and Legal Planning-Printable Materials


Caregiver Support Seminar 8, Part I

Holocaust Survivors and Life Planning: Living Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies and More Presented by Oscar S. Straus III, Esq.

Survivors and Legal Planning-Printable Materials


Caregiver Support Seminar 7, Part II

Keeping Holocaust Survivors Safe in the Home: A Practical Approach to Managing Disabilities and Preventing Decline
Dr. Barbara Paris, Director of Geriatrics at Maimonides Medical Center and Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine


Caregiver Support Seminar 7, Part I

Keeping Holocaust Survivors Safe in the Home: A Practical Approach to Managing Disabilities and Preventing Decline
Dr. Barbara Paris, Director of Geriatrics at Maimonides Medical Center and Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine


Caregiver Support Seminar 6 Part II

Holocaust Survivors and Their Caregiving Children: Navigating Challenging Family Dynamics
Dr. Irit Felsen, PhD, Yeshiva University


Caregiver Support Seminar 6 Part I

Holocaust Survivors and Their Caregiving Children: Navigating Challenging Family Dynamics
Dr. Irit Felsen, PhD, Yeshiva University


Caregiver Support Seminar 5

Empowering Family Caregivers of Holocaust Survivors
Harriet Blank, Director of Older Adult Services, Ohel Children’s Home and Family Service


Caregiver Support Seminar 4

Holocaust Survivors and Long Term Care
Dr. Joshua Schor, Medical Director, Daughters of Israel, New Jersey


Caregiver Support Seminar 3

When Yesterday Becomes Today: Caring for Holocaust Survivors with Dementia
Dr. Paula David, Faculty of Social Work, Institute for Aging and the Life Course, University of Toronto;
Lecturer in Gerontology in Interdisciplinary Studies at Ryerson University, Toronto


Caregiver Support Seminar 2

Holocaust Survivors and Medical Issues: Atypical Presentations of Illness and the Dangers of Medication Mismanagement
Dr. Barbara Paris, Director of Geriatrics at Maimonides Medical Center and Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine


Caregiver Support Seminar 1

Hospice & Palliative Care for Holocaust Survivors
Toby Weiss, Director, Cultural Diversity & Jewish Programming, Metropolitan Jewish Hospice & Palliative Care (MJHS)


If you are interested in more information, please email caregiver@claimscon.org

Please note: The information presented in the Caregiver Support Seminar videos is intended for informational purposes only and solely as a general guide. The information is not intended as legal or medical advice and may not address the special needs, interests and circumstances of individual Holocaust victims. For specific medical or legal advice pertaining to individual Holocaust victims, always consult a physician or attorney.