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GeroCast will take the listeners on a journey to explore the lived experiences of older adults living in the community. Each episode contains background information on a topic relevant to the older adult population; a conversation between the narrator and an older adult or representative; reflection questions; a summary of the episode; and a reflection-based assignment. This podcast was originally created to showcase seniors’ experiences and improve health students’ attitudes towards working with seniors. Funding for GeroCast was provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. For more details, please visit the GeroCast webpage at https://rehab.queensu.ca/gerocast/home. Music for this podcast was provided by: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music

GeroCast will take the listeners on a journey to explore the lived experiences of older adults living in the community. Each episode contains background information on a topic relevant to the older adult population; a conversation between the narrator and an older adult or representative; reflection questions; a summary of the episode; and a reflection-based assignment. This podcast was originally created to showcase seniors’ experiences and improve health students’ attitudes towards working with seniors. Funding for GeroCast was provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. For more details, please visit the GeroCast webpage at https://rehab.queensu.ca/gerocast/home. Music for this podcast was provided by: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music

Location:

Canada

Description:

GeroCast will take the listeners on a journey to explore the lived experiences of older adults living in the community. Each episode contains background information on a topic relevant to the older adult population; a conversation between the narrator and an older adult or representative; reflection questions; a summary of the episode; and a reflection-based assignment. This podcast was originally created to showcase seniors’ experiences and improve health students’ attitudes towards working with seniors. Funding for GeroCast was provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. For more details, please visit the GeroCast webpage at https://rehab.queensu.ca/gerocast/home. Music for this podcast was provided by: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music

Twitter:

@cfrc

Language:

English

Contact:

6135336000


Episodes

Providing comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for older adults

6/11/2021
In this episode, Cheryl and Sarah (two practicing physiotherapists in Ontario, Canada) share their experiences of caring for older adults as geriatric assessors on a comprehensive geriatric assessment team.

Duration:00:18:37

Caregiving for persons with cognitive impairments

6/11/2021
What caregiving needs do seniors with cognitive impairments have? Find out as Bonnie shares her experience of caring for seniors with dementia & caring for a family member who experienced a stroke.

Duration:00:16:14

Living with incontinence

6/11/2021
In this episode, Sheila shares her story about experiencing incontinence as an older adult, including how it affects her day-to-day life and what she does to manage her condition.

Duration:00:15:09

Substitute decision making: Legal Guardianship

6/11/2021
What happens if you don’t have an appointed power of attorney or next of kin? Find out as Bonnie talks about her experience of being a legal guardian on behalf of an older adult.

Duration:00:12:52

Substitute decision making: Power of Attorney

6/11/2021
Have you ever considered what would happen if you were suddenly incapable of making decisions on your own? Who would you trust to make the right decisions on your behalf? Find out as Mary talks about her experience as power of attorney for her spouse, who has a diagnosis of dementia.

Duration:00:10:53

Physical Activity and Balance while aging

6/11/2021
Movement is medicine! Listen to John as he talks about how he has remained physically active over the years and how he’s navigated changes to his balance.

Duration:00:22:24

Retirement homes and Long Term Care homes

6/11/2021
In this episode, Brenda provides some tips on what to look for when searching for assisted living accommodations. Listen to her share her experience of helping her family member seek assisted living accommodations in retirement homes & long-term care homes in Ontario.

Duration:00:18:01

Medical Assistance in Dying

6/11/2021
In this episode, Adrienne talks about her husband’s decision to pursue medical assistance in dying after being diagnosed with an irremediable condition. She speaks about the impact that this decision had on her and her family, and laws/regulations surrounding medical assistance in dying.

Duration:00:26:15

Caregiver Stress

6/11/2021
Caring for a loved one can be both a highly rewarding and an equally stressful task. In this episode, Nancy shares her experience of providing care for her elderly family members and talks about the stresses associated with this demanding role.

Duration:00:12:17

Finances and retirement

5/31/2021
How do you picture your retirement? Who will you be with? Will you be spending your summers at a cottage? Traveling the world? In this episode, Dennis answers these questions, shares his experience of saving for retirement, and talks about the different types of retirement savings plans in Ontario.

Duration:00:16:48