This agenda is an overview and is subject to change.


Monday, Nov. 26 

3:00 - 7:00 pm On-Site Registration

5:30 - 8:30 pm Welcome Reception/Vendor Tradeshow

Dress Code - Business casual

Tuesday, Nov. 27

7:00 - 7:45 Breakfast

8:00 - 12:00 General Sessions

12:15- 1:00 Lunch

1:00 - 4:00 General Sessions

5:30 - 8:00 Kindred Recognition Dinner (including cocktail reception) 

Dress Code - Business casual for the day sessions, business attire for reception 
and dinner.

Wednesday, Nov. 28

7:30 - 8:30 Breakfast

8:30 - 9:30 Travel and Support Center Visit

9:30 - 12:00 General Sessions (at Kindred Support Center Auditorium)

12:30  Dismissal

Dress Code - Business casual


In order to create fun in what we do every day, we’ve planned exciting events for you at the Summit, including some fun ways to spread our compassionate theme through social media.

Expect to see emails and Instagram posts from our leaders explaining how you can get involved through your social media accounts to continue to highlight the compassionate care we show our patients every day.


This year’s Summit offers a wide range of quality content from national speakers and Kindred leaders focused on compassion within patient care, how to recognize and handle burnout and how to stay resilient as you care for patients and families.

Check back often to learn about The Kindred Caregiver Summit’s full docket of speakers.


The Vendor Tradeshow/Welcome Reception will kick off events for the Summit on the evening of Monday, November 26. It will include heavy hors d'oeuvres, drinks and fun! The event will feature many of our vendor partners and will be a great opportunity to learn more about standard clinical products and services. Anticipate lots of surprises and giveaways.


On the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 27, attendees will gather to celebrate their compassion and dedication. We will begin at 5:45pm with a cocktail reception, followed by the much-anticipated presentation and honoring of the Paul Diaz Caring Award Recipient(s) for 2018, with dinner to follow.  Please dress in Business Attire for this reception.

Paul Diaz Caring Award: Each year, Kindred Healthcare recognizes a caregiver who demonstrates an extraordinary sense of compassion and empathy while caring for patients or residents. This individual approaches their jobs not just as a means to a paycheck or the completion of their routine duties, but also as an opportunity to make an impact on the lives of those with whom they interact every day. They possess a selfless concern for others, display great respect for patients and family members, and serve as a role model for their colleagues and peers.

Check out our Paul Diaz Caring Award Recipients from 2017