By Sheryl Smith RN
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The podcast to help you, help your parents, and ultimately help YOU navigate the aging process.
||CleanSenior Hunger in America with Ellie Hollander_039||With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I wanted to let you know a couple of things. Did you know that ~9 million seniors in the United States struggle with hunger? That's one in six; and that one in 4 live alone? I talk today with Ellie Hollander,..||11/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn RN Caregiver Story with Consuelo Gropler_038||Connie Gropler was an RN with nearly 2 decades of experience, when she became a caregiver for her Dad and a support system to her Mom and the rest of her family. As her Dad began to deteriorate physically, she found herself lacking that support system..||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFile Progress Two Nurses Talk Nursing and Question 1 with Kara Smith RN_037||Nursing is a tough career choice. No doubt. But how much can you expect anyone to do? I talk today with another nurse. Three years into her career. We talk about what it's like to be a nurse. And how nurse burnout can affect YOU. We also discuss...||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExtreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life with Dr. Jessica Zitter_036||What do you want the end of your life to look like? If you haven't considered this, and talked about your wishes with your loved ones, you should. If you don't, you risk ending up on the "end of life conveyor belt". A situation that occurs when your...||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Happy Healthy Caregiver with Elizabeth Miller_035||How do you become a part of a community when you don't even know that community exists? When your friends aren't going through this experience at the same time you are, it's easy to feel alone. Elizabeth Miller started on her caregiver journey doing...||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLivable Communities with Danielle Arigoni_034||AARP's livable communities program has one goal. To help communities work better and become great places to live for everyone. What makes a community "livable" varies by location, but some of the attributes on the list are access to transportation and..||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLet's Talk About Death Over Dinner with Michael Hebb_033||Modernizing and medicalizing death is something our culture has become very good at. And there are both positives and negatives associated with this. Michael Hebb's life experience with death, at an early age, set him on a path that most...||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGeriatric Care Management with Tara Cunningham RN_032||Geriatric Care Managers or Aging Care Specialists, are an important member of an elder's care team. They are the conduit between the patient, family, and medical team. They assist is determining the best use of resources based on individual needs...||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMedicare's Annual Election Period with Danielle Kunkle_031||Medicare's annual election period runs from October 15-December 7. It's mid-September now. This is an important PSA that can save your family thousands of dollars, hours of stress, and many sleepless nights. Danielle Kunkle knows her stuff. And...||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMusic Therapy and Caregiving with Christina Britton Conroy_030||At 27, Christina Britton Conroy,found herself responsible for the care of her 80 year old father as his physical health declined and he suffered with dementia. Twelve years of care that she never wanted to provide, led her down a path to professional...||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Lawyer's Caregiver Story with Catherine Hodder_029||Catherine Hodder, Esq. was a corporate finance attorney and a Mom to two young children when her father was hospitalized after a series of mini-strokes and spent several months in the hospital. Although her dad was very organized and had "his affairs...||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCycling Without Age with Ole Kassow_028||Cycling without Agewas founded in 2012 by Ole Kassow in Copenhagen. It now includes chapters in 35 countries, with approximately 150 chapters in the US. It was born of Ole's desire to return mobility to seniors in nursing homes. To let them feel "the...||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCaring Across Generations with Janet Kim_027||Caring Across Generationsis an organization, a movement, that believes that planning for long-term care is not just personal. It's political. According to their website, 70% of people over 65 are going to need some form of long term care for an...||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPromoting Quality Jobs for Direct Care Workers with Robert Espinoza_026||Why is policy change necessary to improve the plight of the direct caregiver. Robert Espinoza, the Vice President of Policy at The Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (PHI) talks with me today about the the reasons behind the present and ever...||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnderstanding Long Term Care Insurance with Honey Leveen_025||To me, understanding long term care insurance is like understanding Medicare. There are a lot of moving parts and you need an expert to help you navigate the process. My conversation with Honey Leveen, the self proclaimed "Queen of LTCi" really...||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDr. Roger Landry_How the Aging of America Will Change Everything_024||Dr. Roger Landryand his cohorts at Masterpiece Living are on a mission to change how our society thinks about our senior citizens and the trajectory of aging. As a career flight surgeon in the USAF as well as a preventative medicine physician, it...||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Look at Age in America with Meg LaPorte_023||Let's talk Age in America. With those who are aged. That's what Meg LaPorte is doing. Meg is a freelance journalist and PR and communications specialist who founded Age In America a blog which she calls her passion project. She is interviewing...||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Caregiver Story With Lisa Betts-LaCroix_022||Lisa Betts-LaCroix is a podcaster, speaker, actor and dancer. She is also a busy wife and mother and a loving daughter. Lisa's vibrant, healthy mom was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at the age of 78. She's talking with me today about her...||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiane Omdahl Talks Medicare_021||Diane Omdahl is a registered nurse and a medicare expert. Through her company, 65 Incorporated she uses her extensive experience to provide seniors and their family members with unbiased advice regarding Medicare enrollment guidelines. Through...||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRyan Cook Talks Aging in Place_020||Ryan Cook is a certified aging in place specialist, a licensed real estate broker, contractor, and former president of the Boston Chapter of The National Aging in Place Council. He talks with me today about what membership in The National...||7/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanToni Lichtenberger's Caregiver Story_019||Toni is a 40 year-old woman with a career. She is also a wife, a Mom, and a daughter. Three years ago, she never imagined that she would also be a caregiver to her now 69 year old mother. Toni shares her story with us. The things she...||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScott Williams on Putting the Care Back Into Healthcare_018||Scott Williams is a patient advocate. In fact, his title is Vice President of patient advocacy at EMD Sorono. He has both personal and professional reasons for his passion for supporting caregivers. He has faced the challenges of being not only a...||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnderstanding Elder Law and Asset Protection with Todd Lutsky_017||All I can say is advanced care planning is the moral of the story. Not only for today's episode, but in general. The concept of advanced planning is not rocket science. We do it for vacations, weddings, and other fun things. But it's even more...||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Be A Change Agent with Keith Carlson RN_016||Keith Carlson, or "Nurse Keith" as many of us in the healthcare world know him, is a widely published author, an award-winning nurse blogger, a holistic career coach for nurses, a podcast host, and social media influencer, just to name of few of...||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Story Of LaCrosse WI with Bud Hammes_015||Advanced Care Planning Works||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSenior Living_What Are We Gonna Do_with Karen Wilson_014||Assisted Living||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMay's Story with Minna Blair_013||Elder Guardianship Abuse||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanElder Guardianship Abuse Awareness with Dr. Sam Sugar_012||Dr. Sam Sugar is the co-founder the organization Americans Against Abusive Probate Guardianship (AAAPG). Their goal is to educate, advocate, and legislate against this "legal", but so very immoral loophole in our court system, that allows ill...||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy You Must Talk to Your Parents About Money with Lisa Linfield_011||Lisa Linfield is a certified financial planner in Johannesburg South Africa. She is also the host of the Podcast Working Women’s Wealth. And she is on a mission to teach one million women how to manage their money. We talked today about the reasons...||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLives Well Lived with Sky Bergman_010||Lives Well Lived with Sky Bergman_010 Sky Bergman is an award winning photographer, turned director and has just released her first documentary called Lives Well Lived. She interviews 40 people 75 and older and they share their stories and the history..||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlzheimer's Daugher with Jean Lee_009||Jean Lee is the author of Alzheimer’s Daughter, her memoir in which she shares her family’s story of a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s for both of her parents on the same day. She is also a co-founder of the website AlzAuthors.com. This site...||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMy Last Soundtrack with Sue Kemple_008||Sue Kemple is the CEO of My Last Soundtrack and talks with me about this web based tool that provides a way for you to upload photos, music, and memories that allow YOU to determine how you want to be remembered. It is easy to navigate and can be used..||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAdvanced Care Planning with Tina Ketchie Stearns_007||Tina Ketchie Stearns is a speaker/educator who has worked in the hospice industry for many years. She educated medical professionals and caregivers about hospice and end of life care, advanced care planning, caregiving, and grief. She has...||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSenior Independent Living with Wendy Booker and Nancy Lob_006||I have a conversation with Wendy Booker, a national speaker and patient advocate in the MS world, and Nancy Lobb, her 97 year old mother, on their experience with senior independent living communities. During our talk we discussed: ...||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCaregiver Stress with Joy Johnston_005||Today I talk with her about her experiences with caregiver stress. Her dad was cared for by her mom when he was diagnosed with dementia. Six months after he passed away, her mom was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer and she became The Reluctant...||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSelf Compassion with Laura Jack_004||Laura Jack is a trainer for the Grief Recovery Institute® and Mastery Level Transformational Life Coach. I talk with her today about the conflicting feelings that many of us experience while caring for our aging parents. Some of the great insight she..||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSelf Care With Dori Martin_003||It is not easy caring for an aging parent. It takes a toll no matter how well prepared you think you are. In today's episode, I talk with Dori Martin, a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner and Functional Health Coach about her experience...||2/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn Interview With My Sister, Susan Shelor_002||In an effort for you all to understand my story, I invited my sister, Susan Shelor, to come on engAGING Conversations and talk with me about her/our experience. She was closest geographically, to our parents, so when the time came, she was the primary..||2/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHelping You Help Your Parents Navigate the Aging Process._001||Welcome to episode one of engAGING Conversations. In this first episode, I talk about my whys. Why me, why this topic, why this format. And what I would like to accomplish through this podcast. engAGING Conversations launches on iTunes,...||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Love this show!!
This is such an important topic that will impact most of us at some point as our parents age and face medical issues and the loss of their independence. Sheryl does an amazing job of talking about a subject many of us don’t want to think about...how we can help our parents at the end of their lives.
Uncomfortable, but neccessary
If you would have told me that I would listen to a podcast about aging - I would have called you insane a few years ago. But recently I realise that even I get older. Aging and dead are a reality of our lives. We should consider this and prepare ourselves - so that we can enjoy the evening of our lives.
Thank you for bringing a voice to this topic that so many of us are navigating through!