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Oct. 17, 2022

Get Help With an Ombudsman!

What is a Long-Term Care or Nursing Home Care Resident Ombudsman? Who do they serve? How can they help you, if your mom or dad reside in a facility where they’re NOT getting the proper care needed? Knowing how to …

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Oct. 10, 2022

10 Ways to Help Your POA

Top 10 Ways To Reduce The Burden Of Being Cared For : It can be tough to avoid becoming emotionally involved in and impacted by an aging parent’s needs. But, what about when YOU become that aging parent? Well, there …

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Oct. 3, 2022

More Care With The VA; Some is Free!

Listen in to this important show. If you’re a Veteran or caring for one, the US government has a ton of benefits available to help you . Listen in as my guests from the US Veteran’s Administration share information on …

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Sept. 26, 2022

How to prepare for a hurricane when a caregiver

How do you prepare for a natural disaster emergency if you’re caring for an older person? Natural, weather-related, and other disasters happen -- they're often difficult to avoid. Yet, you can prepare, in advance, so that yo...

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Sept. 25, 2022

Love Letters to a Wife with Dementia

Watching one’s spouse or other loved one suffer from dementia may be one of the toughest things ever . In this episode, we listen to how a social worker and home health aides recommended that their client's husband move out …

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Sept. 19, 2022

Parkinson's 1 in 4 Misdiagnosed!

Did you know that as many as 1 in 4 people who have Parkinson’s Disease are misdiagnosed? Even worse, those with the disease may have seen a doctor three or more times before receiving an accurate diagnosis. Too often it’s …

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Sept. 12, 2022

Tips for Hiring Great Aides and Caregivers

Finding good aides, or a health care agency isn’t easy. In this episode, I disclose some key points to make your caregiving life easier, especially when it comes to hiring aides as well as knowing when and how to let …

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Sept. 5, 2022

Caregiver Loneliness and Fears

Many of us as caregivers often feel isolated and alone. When this happens it may be tough to overcome, even when surrounded by those who care about us and want to help. It’s tough enough to deal with this ourselves. …

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Aug. 29, 2022

The Mystery of Mom's Lost Jewelry

What happens when your mom or dad thinks their jewels have been stolen? It’s frightening when one of your parents believes that a wedding ring, piece of jewelry, or something precious was stolen. Unfortunately, some of our ...

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Aug. 22, 2022

What's a Death Panel? Are They Real?

What are Death Panels ? Are they real? Decisions to provide, or not provide life-saving care to an elderly patient, while not specifically publicly called “Death Panels,” happen far more often than many realize. I’ve had a ...

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Aug. 15, 2022

Dad Please Stop Driving!

This episode is about how to get your parents, or a frail spouse, to give up driving . This is a sticky subject for many families and such conversations often erupt in anger. Trust between you and your parents can …

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Aug. 8, 2022

Recognizing the 12 Steps of Caregiver Burnout

How do you know if you’re heading into a Burnout? Some professionals say there are three stages leading to burnout. Here, you’ll learn there are really 12 stages. Each shows we’ve sunk a little deeper toward the bottom. Su...

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Aug. 1, 2022

How to Have Wish Planning Conversations

“Final Wishes” conversations don’t always have to be difficult. Some people believe such discussions create “bad mojo” or push the inevitable forward. However, they can be somewhat fun, especially if turned into a travel-ty...

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July 25, 2022

Do Dementia Patients See White?

Do people with dementia see the color white? The other day a professional caregiver friend of mine told me that those with dementia have difficulty with the color white. Although skeptical, this statement piqued my interest....

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July 15, 2022

Dementia Road Trips & Tips

Have you ever worried about taking a road trip with a loved one suffering from dementia? If so, this show is for you! You don’t have to restrict outings with them just to doctor visits. Always staying in can be …

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July 7, 2022

Protein Drinks, Recipes & Solutions - Yummy!

Protein Drinks. Here's how to make your own, that taste better, and costs less! In this episode, we discuss how to make a home blended protein drink that tastes better and costs less to make than those big brand-name protein...

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June 27, 2022

Caregiver Burnout and How to Heal

Caregiver burnout is real. It’s something to be taken very seriously. It can cause you physical harm. In this episode, my guest, Cait Donovan, and I discuss burnout. She has a ton of information to share that will help all …

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June 5, 2022

Dad's New Surprise Wife!

What happens when you find out that your lonely, long single parent suddenly has a new, (perhaps secret) love interest? Far too many times, questionable characters who don’t have the best intentions, steal the hearts, and de...

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May 17, 2022

Has your doctor overcharged you?

How do you fight what you think is an outrageous bill ? How common are medical billing errors ? How do you stop out-of-network charges ? How can you avoid getting an unexpectedly large medical bill ? What’s the No …

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May 6, 2022

Native Caregivers and Sprit Guides: Life Lessons and More.

"If you lead a good life, you’ll never really die ." Native First Nations Saying. If you care for someone you love long enough, chances are you’ll be there as they go through the process of dying. All cultures, communities, …

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April 4, 2022

How to Tell if Your Doctor is Lying to you.

How many times have you trusted those who appear to have greater authority over our major life care decisions – be they personal or for another family member? It’s surprising just how quickly a medical professional is forced to make …

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April 4, 2022

Fun with Funerals: Costs and Bargains (Part #2)

The funeral business is a business- something important to keep in mind. In this second episode, my friend Paulette Hamel, and I dig (pun intended) further into the funeral industry and highlight some key issues you should k...

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March 20, 2022

Fun with Funerals and Final Wishes - Part #1

Those final days right before your last breath aren’t the time to plan or hope that you’ll be sent off to the great beyond with special fanfare. You can, however, get that, and more, such as being set adrift at …

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March 14, 2022

How Medicare Works For, and Against You.

Medicare can be a confusing to anyone. When we need to help our parents out, many trip up along the way. Worse, the more we age the more we seem to trust. Such trust often leads well-intentioned folks to switch …

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