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The E-Series: Navigating the Journey – A Guide for Parkinson’s Caregivers

Listen in as Hospice of the Piedmont's Kelly Olmeda is joined by Annette Caughron, Physical Therapy Assistant, for an insightful conversation focused on the needs of individuals with Parkinson's disease and those caring for them.

Mar 1, 2024

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Show Notes:

  • Guest Bios:
    • Kelly Olmeda received a Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She has 25 years of experience as a social worker including 12 years of experience as a hospice social worker for Hospice of the Piedmont and Hospice of Randolph. Her passion for education led to a transition in 2020 into her current role as the Director of Quality, Compliance and Education for Hospice of the Piedmont. Kelly brings a wealth of knowledge from both professional and personal experience that created a desire within her to equip and empower others with practical tools for meaningful end-of-life conversations.
    • Annette S. Caughron is a Physical Therapist Assistant and has been working at Deep River Rehabilitation in Asheboro, NC for 19 years. She is passionate about health and wellness and helping individuals stay as active as possible for as long as possible. She is an advocate for individuals with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers and has served as the facilitator for the Parkinson’s Support Group in Randolph County, NC for 14 years.
  • Resources:
    • Parkinson’s Support Group in Randolph County: This group meets the 2nd Friday of every month at 10:30 a.m. at Hospice of Randolph, located at 416 Vision Drive in Asheboro.
    • Parkinson’s Foundation: www.parkinson.org/
    • Parkinson Association of the Carolinas: www.parkinsonassociation.org/
    • Randolph Senior Adults Association: www.senioradults.org/


Presented by Hospice of the Piedmont and Hospice of Randolph, The E-Series is an educational webinar series aimed at engaging our community, exploring relevant topics and educating about ways to connect with our organization. Funding for The E-Series is provided by the Dr. John A. Lusk Fund for Hospice and Palliative Care Education. To listen to previously recorded episodes of The E-Series, click here.