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This is Caregiver's Compass. An uplifting, inspirational podcast talking about all things caregiving. Therapist Stephanie Muskat takes you through real-life caregiving stories from her own therapeutic experience and gives you the raw and personal on her own caregiving experiences as a young caregiver. Plus hear from tons of incredible experts and caregivers who are living through their day-to-day journeys. It's all here at Caregiver's Compass.
 
Powered by Family Caregivers of British Columbia and hosted by Bill Israel, "Caregivers Out Loud" will explore the ways in which the role of a caregiver can be both rewarding, while also emotionally, psychologically, and physically taxing. By sharing stories of caregivers and insight from community experts, we bring you perspective and connection, and ensure that you have support and balance from inspired caregivers, who are caregiving out loud. Please share this podcast with family and frie ...
 
The Knowledge for Caregivers Podcast will provide practical tips from a geriatric nurse's perspective on how to help your aged love one. The world is experiencing an explosion of people living longer. At some point though, an aged person begins to need help. Most of that help is provided by family members. Family members usually begin a steep learning curve on how to help their aged loved ones. Every week I will provide practical tips that I use with my own family to help you navigate the ca ...
 
Caregivers are a very under-represented group. They work hard for their loved ones without pay or much recognition. They also under-value their own health because they're so involved in ensuring that their loved ones get everything they need in order to be comfortable. This podcast aims to open up the floor to the people who feel like they're not being heard. To bring them all together in a space where they can talk about their experiences.
 
A caregiver call-in community hosted by an Occupational Therapist. We know that providing for the daily needs of your elderly parents or disabled spouse can have its daily challenges. Caregivers often feel alone and often risk injury to themselves and their loved ones as they struggle to assist them with daily personal care and mobility tasks. Do you wish there was a better way to do a tasks --a technique, strategy or a device that would make your day easier? Let Finding A Foothold help. We ...
 
This is not that heartwarming, touchy-feely podcast about the joys of being a caregiver, this is the exact opposite. Caregiving has never been something I wanted to do long-term, however, it is something that I have done for the majority of my life. In this podcast I share the different caregiving situations, including the one that has been the most difficult for me. I also talk about how hard it is to be a caregiver and how we tend to neglect ourselves and our needs for the sake of those we ...
 
"Care for Caregivers" explores the unexpected odyssey of caring for a loved one in the final stages of life. Produced by Inez Odom, the podcast features Laura Mary Robinson and Dr. Laura Mosqueda, a gerontologist. Join them as they discuss a personal experience and offer advice to others. The podcast is presented as 17 short chapters, organized to enable easy searching for topics.
 
Hope Through Knowledge with Zoë A. Lewis, M.D., is Talk Radio For Caregivers. This dynamic thirty minute talk show brings the experts on care giving right to you. Dr. Zoe Lewis interviews the top authors and experts from around the country. Guests are recognized for their contributions to care giving, aging, eldercare, and alternative wellness strategies that you can't afford to miss. 65 million Americans are caregivers and with more than 16 years of hospital-based medicine, a private practi ...
 
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Brandon Burke is an inspiring author who has taken the impact of his experience as a young caregiver and turned it into a passion for helping others in similar situations. In this episode Brandon talks about the shock of his dad’s diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s and how caring for his father changed his life’s trajectory and overall meaning of…
 
Meet Roz Jones. Owner and CEO of Jacksonville's Best Caregivers. https://www.rozjonesent.com It has been an honor to meet and talk with Roslyn Jones, a CEO and author who has a compassionate heart for the elderly community and she also has a passion for caregivers who endeavor to provide the best care possible for their loved one. In this episode, …
 
Take the thing you've been given and turn it into something more. That's what Shrinkhla did for herself. She turned her journey into one that also gives back to the people that are struggling. We talk about how she navigates this process, how best to discuss your caregiving situation with others, and how to own your role.…
 
Research shows that family caregivers who list self-care as a priority can better provide care, are at lower risk of burnout and becoming ill, and find more joy in their role as a caregiver. Starting with small acts of self-care can create the opportunity to see the benefits. Calling a friend who lifts you up, accepting help, finding five minutes f…
 
Caregiving requires Teamwork Do you want a team of people around you for when you need help or advice? My new friends at “Caringof.com” can help. With their new APP, you can reduce the stress and hassle of finding people to help. You can create a circle of people around you to provide support. AND, you can make it easier for those around you to hel…
 
Welcome to Season 2 Episode 1 of The Caregivers Crash! After several visits to the hospital in a very short period of time, The Husband was finally admitted to the hospital with yet another TIA. If you are not sure what a TIA is, in the simplest terms possible, it's a stroke that visits but doesn't stay. It still has the potential to do damage but …
 
Registered Dietitian Molly Robinson discusses some of the common nutrition concerns of care partners and talks about the importance of having an experienced dietician involved in the care team of an individual with dementia. She explains the differences between a dietician and speech language pathologist and how it is very possible to introduce a v…
 
Falls happen more often than you think. Some result in minor injuries and some with very serious ones. They can happen to anyone. Falls occur inside and outside the home. On this episode, meet "Ms. Sarah." “Ms. Sarah” was going out to the mailbox, like she has done almost daily, for nearly 50 years at her current home. This time she made the wrong …
 
Do you feel like it's extremely difficult for you to ask for help as a caregiver? You are NOT alone. As caregivers it can be daunting to ask for support. You may face extreme guilt, shame or just be truly unsure of where to go for support. Or maybe you have tried asking for help in the past, only to be faced with rejection or disappointment from th…
 
Falls in the home are a great concern to many adult children who have aging parents who are still living in their own homes. Many adult children have limited incomes, and are even struggling to make ends meet during this pandemic. Many parents are still home alone, even though their children are at work and they worry about their parent's safety. T…
 
In this episode Stephanie discusses the realities and debunks the myths when it comes to therapy. She talks about the benefits that therapy can provide for caregivers and the lasting changes that can result from a positive therapeutic alliance. She also touches upon the variety of mental health clinicians that can be accessed and what therapists vs…
 
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Amputation of a leg is a hard thing to endurance, and it can usually mean use of a wheelchair for the individual, which means a big lifestyle change for them and the caregiver. Accessibility into the home, into bedroom, into bathroom and kitchen area should all be prioritized based on what you desire to see happen. Start with easy access into the h…
 
Music therapy yields fantastic outcomes and in this episode, board certified music therapist Karla Wilson discusses how clients can now access music therapy online and benefit from this remarkable field. Stephanie discusses the impact music has had on her mother and Karla shares shocking and immediate outcomes of her work with clients. Karla Wilson…
 
When you become the caregiver to a loved one, you bring into your role a history that may be filled with good and bad. Be prepared to work through some hurts. You may need to seek professional help, there may need to be a healing and forgiveness to take place. If you had a very loving history and you enter into caregiving with the goal of meeting e…
 
In today's episode, Certified Dementia Practitioner, Carrie Aalberts, discusses her role as the director of an adult daycare center and the true benefits and changes she has seen in the center's participants. Carrie and Stephanie also discuss navigating financial considerations when locating an adult daycare center and truly finding the right fit. …
 
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It's hard knowing what to do as a caregiver! Should they stay in their own home? Should they move in with me? Should I move in with them? Should I hire a sitter? Should I look at long term placement? etc. There are so many questions and just as many opinions from others on what you should be doing. Yes, it is good to ask for advice from those you t…
 
Barbara Stewart (author of the Caregiver's Guidebook) was thrust into a caregiving situation when her husband was diagnosed with end stage liver failure. On her journey as a caregiver she realized that there wasn't a guide or easily accessible information on how to be a caregiver. She turned her journey into gathering information to help others, an…
 
In this episode, family health lawyer Lisa Feldstein goes into the nitty gritty when it comes to the tough legal decisions pertaining to caregiving including: the law surrounding health decisions, financial decisions and consent and capacity. Real cases are discussed and common legal scenarios are touched upon in this very informative episode. Abou…
 
In this episode, Wendy Williams discusses her 20+ year journey caring for her husband, who has severe rapid cycle type 1 bipolar disorder, while also providing care for her two adult children- one who requires total care and one with autism-and her mother. Wendy discusses how she has managed to develop an effective self-care routine and has establi…
 
It is so easy to get into the trap of doing everything for your elder parents or disabled spouse after they have sustained an injury or have a debilitating diagnosis. You may feel that you are making life easier for them when you cater to their every need but you could in fact be making things more difficult for them in the long run. Yes, there is …
 
Most of us have heard about grief that is experienced when someone dies, but not much is discussed in terms of the grief that is experienced while someone is still alive. In this episode, Stephanie discusses the very normal realities of going through the cycles of grief ongoing as caregivers, particularly the grief we experience about a loved one w…
 
An illness or injury can really change how a loved one can function in their home. It doesn’t take much for the elderly to become weak and debilitated, resulting in them not being able to do the basic things for themselves that they use to do. A common thing that I’ve seen lately is that many of the elderly patients that I am servicing are not admi…
 
In this episode, Stephanie speaks to Lianne Kim, business coach and founder of Mamas and Co. who shares her insights into balancing and managing a business as a caregiver. Lianne discusses her previous and current experiences caring for her father while managing and growing her very successful business. She gives suggestions on how to balance both …
 
Choosing the right personal care home or assisted living can be challenging. Listen in as special guest Robyn Wertz, Director of Admissions at Messiah Village, talks about overcoming some of those challenges. We also clarify some common misconceptions about personal care and assisted living, discuss the importance of planning ahead, and more. For m…
 
We talk about the book "What to do About Mama?" Expectations & Realities of Caregiving with co-author Barb Matthews. She along with Barbara Trainin Blank open their hearts and bear their souls to share their challenging, heart wrenching, and insightful journeys as caregivers. Their personal stories, along with a host of other caregiving contributor…
 
The national healthcare and long-term care workforce shortage is reaching a critical level. Listen as special guest, Geoffrey Roche, Senior VP of Workforce Development at Dignity Health Global Education (DHGE) discusses some of the critical issues and some of the efforts to overcome workforce challenges like DHGE's Equity Impact Scholarship and its…
 
We all respond to a crisis in different ways, but a common initial response that we all have is that we wish it wasn’t happening to us, that we could blink and make it go away! You may not be human if this isn’t the way you initially react to devastating news. I have seen that choosing to remain hopeful and focusing only on things that you can chan…
 
In this episode, Allison discusses what she has termed, The Relationship Seasons’ and discusses how partners in a romantic relationship can navigate possible shifts and breaks in a relationship, particularly when one partner is an overwhelmed caregiver for another loved one. Allison Villa is a psychotherapist, relationship expert, creator of The 4 …
 
After helping the family care for her grandfather, Emilia realized what her calling in life was. She wanted to give people her time and company. And since 2014, she's been working with people to make their lives easier. But that doesn't mean she doesn't understand what family caregivers go through, too. Emilia shares great advice to family caregive…
 
When parents are aging, have a debilitating diagnosis or have undergone an injury or surgery, they are not able to move about in their homes like they use to.They appear to be fairly cognitively intact, but they have bodies that are weak, frail and with pain —bodies that just don’t cooperate with what they want to do. They have already fallen, many…
 
April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day. It's a day to focus on legal and medical directives in case of emergency. To no surprise lots of us don't want to think about death and dying. But guess what? If you ignore it, it won't simply go away. Learn about of some the different documents and directives and the importance they play in life and d…
 
What Makes Memory Care Different from Personal Care? Though personal care and assisted living programs have elements of memory care, a true memory program stands apart from these traditional settings. Learn some of the important differences on the Caregivers Corner Podcast. Show Notes: www.dhs.pa.gov/Services/Disabili…are-Home-FAQ.aspx www.messiahl…
 
September is National Senior Center Month and what better time to talk about how these hubs of activity, socialization and well-being. Senior Centers are evolving across the country to meet the changing needs of older adults, especially for Baby Boomers. Learn more about these terrific community resources that are often underappreciated and underut…
 
The last 18+ months have been full of uncertainty, isolation and confusion. Add all our daily responsibilities the emotions we feel and life can seem hopeless and unmanageable. In this episode, Stephanie discusses real life examples of the hopeless and negative emotions she has witnessed in others in addition to her own and how she has navigated th…
 
Louisiana has just incurred a storm -- Hurricane Ida which has caused much destruction and damage to our coastal parishes. Caregiving is also a storm, which touches many lives and if not properly entered into, it too can cause much destruction and damage to lives. Caregiving is important. It is in fact a very honorable role to assume. It demonstrat…
 
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