The Caregiver Community
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In “The Caregiver Community", hosted by Jane Everson and Frances Hall, we are holding conversations about the challenges and joys of caring for our aging parents and for ourselves. Jane and Frances talk about the “graying of America’ and “the silver tsunami” and how our nation’s changing demographics are impacting families, adult child caregivers, and businesses. We also talk about our our personal experiences as adult child caregivers - what we need to know in order to be balanced and informed caregivers, what we are learning from our journey with our parents about aging and about ourselves, and advice we wish someone had told us when we began our journeys. If you are juggling the needs of spouses, children, step-children, pets, work, volunteer activities with the needs of parents and in-laws, this show is for you!
||CleanThe Caregiver Community: When a Loved One Goes to the Hospital||A loved one's advanced years often trigger hospital visits, either at the emergency department or as an inpatient. Any level of admission can be stressful for the patient as well as her/his family. This ACAPcommunity podcast offers...||12/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Caregiver Community: When Mom & Dad Leave Home||In this ACAPcommunity podcast, Frances S. Hall, ACAPcommunity Co-founder and Executive Director, and Beth Brandes, Nonprofit/Human Services Organizational Consultant, retired Assistant Director of Catawba County Social Services and daughter of aging...||9/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCaregiver Community: The Alzheimer’s Medical Advisor||In this ACAPcommunity podcast, Frances S. Hall, co-founder and executive director of ACAPcommunity, and Mark Bumgarner, Executive Director of Adult Life Programs in Hickory, NC , talk with Dr. Philip D. Sloane, MD & MPH, the Elizabeth and Oscar...||8/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Caregiver Community: Partnering for Mom’s & Dad’s Best Care||In this Caregiver Community podcast, Frances S. Hall, Co-founder and Executive Director of ACAPcommunity, and Mark Bumgarner, Executive Director of Adult Life Programs in Hickory, NC, talk with Julie Packer, RN, MSN, Director of Professional...||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Caregiver Community: Medicare ABCs (and D!)||Medicare provides front-line health cost coverage for most Americans over the age of 65. However, Medicare can sometimes seem complicated and confusing. This podcast will help caregivers gain information about Medicare so they may assist loved ones in..||5/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Caregiver Community: Technology & Aging||There are an estimated 10 million Americans caring for one or more aging parents, in-laws and other family members. These caregivers are beginning to look at technology as a way to keep their loved ones more independent, more safe and more...||8/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Caregiver Community: Investment Fraud, Scams & Seniors||What is financial abuse? How and why does it impact seniors? What should adult-child caregivers know about financial abuse and the elderly? To help answer these questions, Jane Everson and Frances Hall talk with Lauren Benbow. Lauren is an attorney...||6/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Caregiver Community: Living Confidently with Vision & Hearing Loss||Are you frustrated because your father can’t hear? Are you concerned about your mother’s vision loss? Do you worry about their safety in the home? Do you wish you could help them enjoy reading and watching television again? Perhaps you...||3/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Caregiver Community: Strategies When Parents Experience Alzheimer’s||Talking with aging parents about sensitive subjects is almost always challenging for adult child caregivers. When parents have a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or another other age related form of dementia or memory loss, the conversations can be even...||2/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Caregiver Community: Setting Boundaries & Balancing Family||Our aging population is creating historically unique challenges to families, the workforce, our medical and health care systems, and our caregiving culture. Ten million adult-child caregivers, the majority of whom are working-age adults are hit...||11/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Caregiver Community: Housing Options for Seniors||As our parents age, they may need to change their housing arrangements. These changes may be relatively minor, such as modifying their homes to make them more physically accessible or safe or securing home-based medical, health, or companion services...||10/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCaregiver Community: Journeying With a Loved One With Dementia||Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia sometimes present symptoms (behaviors) that can be difficult to manage. Join host Frances Hall as she talks with Ms. Mary Ann Drummond and Ms. Janie Benton about journeying with a loved one with Alzheimer's,...||8/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Caregiver Community: Preventing Falls as our Parents Age||In this episode our hosts (Dr. Jane Everson & Frances Hall) will be talking about strategies for preventing a common and frightening problem many of us face as our parents age - falling and the fall-related injuries that may occur. Our guest is...||6/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Caregiver Community: Finding Reliable Internet Resources||Join Dr. Jane Everson and Ms. Frances Hall with this episode’s guest, Ms. Karen Lee Martinez, Outreach Librarian for the Northwest Area Health Education Center (NWAHEC), a department of Wake Forest School of Medicine and a part of the North...||5/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Caregiver Community: Caregiving From a Distance||As families become more mobile and less place bound, many of us are struggling with caregiving from a distance. What resources are available to help? Join Dr. Jane Everson and Ms. Frances Hall with this month’s guests, Nancy Ruffner,...||4/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Caregiver Community: Aging & Hearing Loss||Guest Dr. Barbara Laufer, Professor Emeritus with Towson University in Maryland, joins our hosts as they talk about aging and hearing losses. Learn about the roles of speech-language pathologists and audiologists, the causes and types of hearing loss,..||1/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Caregiver Community: Home for the Holidays||Hosts Dr. Jane Everson and Ms. Frances Hall are joined in studio by Dr. Sue Friguglietti, as she talks about tips and strategies for assessing mom and dad’s home environment and physical status when visiting them during the holidays or...||11/18/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Caregiver Community: Hospice and Palliative Care||Confused about the difference between hospice and palliative care? Concerned about finding and paying for services? In this session, we will explore hospice and palliative care services with a special emphasis on how they might assist adult-child...||10/28/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Caregiver Community: When A Parent Stops Driving||“I just noticed another dent on Mom’s car.” “Dad just told me he forgot how to get home from his barber shop last week. “Mom had to have a right knee and hip replaced. Will she be able to stop the car quickly,...||10/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Caregiver Community: The Roles of Pharmacists & Pharmacies||Join Frances Hall with this month’s guest, Dr. Jacob Hollar as they discuss the many roles that pharmacists and pharmacies can play as our parents – and we – age. Dr. Hollar earned a doctorate in pharmacy from UNC Chapel Hill and has...||8/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCaregiver Community: Forms of Age-Related Memory Loss||In this Caregiver Community episode, Jane and Frances chat with Susan Vincent about Alzheimer’s and other forms of age-related memory loss and dementia. Susan is the owner of a Home Instead Senior Care franchise serving the North Carolina...||7/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Caregiver Community: Aging, Anxiety and Depression||No matter where you live or work, the world’s population is rapidly aging. Our aging population is creating historically unique challenges to families, the workforce, our medical and health care systems, and our caregiving culture. Adult-child...||6/24/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Caregiver Community: 5 Legal Documents Every Adult Needs||In this episode, Jane and Frances chat with Kimberly Whitley, an elder care attorney about the legal aspects of aging and the five legal documents nearly every adult needs. No matter where you live or work, the world’s...||5/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Caregiver Community: Caregiving Strategies||No matter where you live or work, the world’s population is rapidly aging. In the United States alone, there are nearly 60 million adults age 60 and older – 18 percent of the nation’s population. Globally, these numbers are projected...||4/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Caregiver Community: Changing Conversation Dynamics||Sometimes talking with aging parents can prove to be challening. Maintaining a loving tone can be difficult when the relationship becomes advesarial. Hosts Frances Hall and Jane Everson welcome to the MESH studios Dr. David Ludwig who...||3/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCaregiver Community: Health & Medical Issues||In this episode, Jane and Frances chat with Annette Crombie, a nurse educator with expertise in gerontology and a fellow adult-child caregiver. They discuss common health and medical issues adult child caregivers should be aware of when interacting...||2/18/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCaregiver Community: Welcomes & Introductions||In “The Caregiver Community", hosted by Jane Everson and Frances Hall, we are holding conversations about the challenges and joys of caring for our aging parents and for ourselves. In this session, Jane and Frances talk about the “graying...||1/29/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
caregiver for mother
Excellent! I really enjoyed the webcast. Great information. Good luck. I am now a "subscriber"!
Adult Caregiver Remotely
Nice to know that we aren't the only ones trying to take care of elderly parents from a distance. I value your the information you have and I look forward to additional content in the months to come.
It was nice to hear the background of the hosts. I'm looking forward to the upcoming content! Please address guilt over being capable to do things the other person can't--especially when they say, I used to be able to do that!