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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!

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!

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United States

Description:

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!

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@theMESHtv

Language:

English

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Episodes

Isolation and Social Engagement

12/13/2021
Research affirms the importance of staying active as we age and how detrimental isolation is, but Covid has made efforts to keep older loved ones engaged particularly challenging. Cheryl Greenberg, a life coach for seniors and their families at The Age Coach, and Bruce McReynolds, an executive director for Griswold Home Care, join Frances Hall, founder and executive director of ACAP, to talk about “Isolation and Social Engagement” related to older adults. Thank you to Pace @ Home in...

Duration:00:59:08

Alphabet Soup For Caring for an Aging Adult

11/29/2021
As we provide care for an aging loved one, we encounter lots of terms and abbreviations that can be confusing. This podcast will help listeners understand some of the “Alphabet Soup of Caring for an Aging Adult.” Jill Lillie, an experienced consultant and long-term care administrator, and Vince Bartlome, a seasoned long-term care and hospice/palliative care professional, join Frances Hall, founder and executive director of ACAP, to unpack the most frequent terms and abbreviations. Thank you...

Duration:01:01:13

Imperfect Parent/Adult-Child Relationships with Dr. Jane Everson Ph.D., Project Principal Investigator, University of South Carolina Medical School

10/18/2021
Providing care for an older loved one can be challenging, at best. When the relationship between the caregiver and care recipient has a difficult history, caring for and advocating for your care recipient becomes even more difficult. Join Dr. Jane Everson, Ph.D., University of South Carolina Medical School, and Frances Hall, Executive Director, ACAPcommunity, as they explore the ups and downs of caring for an older loved one with whom one’s relationship has been difficult. Thank you to Pace...

Duration:00:27:13

Dementia and Music with Dr. Cassandra Germain, NC A&T

9/27/2021
There are more than 5 million people in the US who have some form of dementia. More and more, research is showing the positive impact of music in lessening anxiety and depression among those with dementia as well as helping redirect challenging symptoms. Dr. Cassandra Germain, Assistant Professor, NC Agricultural and Technical State University, discusses the latest findings with Frances S. Hall, Founder and Executive Director of ACAP, and offers tips on how family members and others may...

Duration:00:34:14

"What’s Fueling You...?" with Mary Remmes Caregiver Coach

8/23/2021
Host Frances Hall of ACAPcommunity and co-host AJ Kerley of Pace @ Home, Hickory, NC welcome Mary Remmes, Caregiver Coach as they discuss “What’s Fueling You as You Care for Your Aging Parent?” Caring for an aging parent or loved one can be extremely challenging. When we’re a caregiver, we are consumed by our loved one’s day-to-day needs and our stresses, and we rarely think about what may be “fueling” our actions. Understanding our motivations, goals, and emotions is critical in how we...

Duration:00:34:45

Religiosity and Spirituality Among Caregivers with Ashley Tate, PSU

7/26/2021
In this episode host, Frances Hall of ACAPcommunity and co-host Lee Syria welcomes Ashley Tate from Penn State University. Religious practices and spirituality have been identified as coping resources among older adults for over 30 years. As a result, there is growing interest to understand how religious practices, and spirituality, can directly, and indirectly, influence psychological health among caregivers of older adults. Thank you to Pace @ Home in Hickory, NC for sponsoring this...

Duration:00:45:38

Finding the Joy in Caregiving with Dr. Corinne Auman

6/14/2021
Although we often hear about “caregiver burden,” there also is “caregiver Joy.” In this podcast, Dr. Corinne Auman discusses ways to look for, find, and cultivate joy in the caregiving journey. Dr. Auman is an experienced educator, researcher, and entrepreneur who received her doctorate in developmental psychology with a specialty in adulthood and aging from North Carolina State University and did post-doctoral training at the Duke University Center for Aging. She is President of Choice Care...

Duration:00:38:00

Leisure Experiences: Helping us Connect, Learn and Be Happy with Dr. Amy Lorek

5/10/2021
In this episode of The Caregiver Community, Dr. Amy Lorek, Assistant Research Professor at Pennsylvania State University's Center for Healthy Aging and Interim Director for the Women's Leadership Initiative in the College of Health and Human Development helps us understand the importance of leisure activities and how the activities help us connect with others, remain engaged in life, at least maintain cognition, and increase happiness, particularly as we age. Dr. Lorek also describes various...

Duration:00:52:48

Social Support Networks: Providing Care with Style While Facing New Challenges and Opportunities

4/12/2021
Social support networks are important to the well-being for each of us and are even more important during challenging times such as when we are providing care for a loved one. Research has begun to recognize, though, that there are some important differences in supportive networks among African Americans as compared with other races. Dr. Althea Taylor Jones, retired professor and Gerontology Program administrator at Winston-Salem State University; Alexis Richmond, gerontology major at...

Duration:00:46:50

The Financial Cost of Caregiving

3/15/2021
There are lots of options for the long-term care for a loved one (or ourselves), whether additional services are brought into the home or the loved one moves into a congregant living community such as a continuous care retirement center (CCRC), skilled care, or memory care facility, but the costs associated with each can be alarming, and raise all sorts of questions. This podcast helps listeners become aware of the various care options and strategies for paying for ongoing care. Jenna L....

Duration:00:46:14

Downsizing Dilemmas: When Stuff is in the Way

2/26/2021
In this episode of The Caregiver Community, we discuss “Downsizing Dilemmas: When Stuff is in the Way”— how family members may lovingly and respectfully help an aging loved one create a safer environment in their home or help them downsize, move, and/or de-clutter, even when there are lots of possessions with which to deal. Bridget Donnelly, founder of Donnelly’s Estate Liquidation & Appraisal Services in State College, PA, talks with Frances Hall, Founder & Executive Director of...

Duration:00:45:47

Medication Management with Susan Young

1/28/2021
This episode of The Caregiver Community offers important information and insights into the “how to’s” of managing medications, whether it’s helping an older loved one or for yourself. In this conversation, listeners will learn what it means to “manage medications,” reasons medication management is important, ways to ensure medication safety, and strategies for helping encourage a loved one to take their meds, even when not inclined to do so. Frances Hall, M.Ed., Founder and Executive...

Duration:00:42:23

Family Dynamics with Alyssa Szymanski Botte

12/7/2020
Family dynamics are built on decades of history between parents and children as well as between siblings. Care for an aging parent sometimes prompts unresolved family issues to the surface. While taking care of mom and dad is a wonderful idea, collaborative caregiving can be a minefield of implicit and explicit expectations, assumptions, and history within the family. This podcast will help listeners explore ways to establish a more balanced family unit and learn strategies for strengthening...

Duration:00:42:20

Technology for Seniors with January Brown

11/23/2020
In this episode of the Caregiver Community, January Brown, Family Caregiver Support Specialist for the Area Agency on Aging, Eastern Carolina Council of Governments, shares insight about current technology for seniors and their families: “low tech” and “high tech” resources and devices; technology that can be particularly supportive for those caring for a loved one with dementia; strategies for encouraging seniors to become comfortable with the resources; and ways to learn about technology...

Duration:00:49:03

Dr. Mary Berge - "How to Stay Sane During COVID-19"

10/19/2020
Dr. Mary B. Berge a Licensed Clinical Psychologist joins this episode of The Caregiver Community. Dr. Berge talks about how to stay sane during COVID-19, with tips on how to manage this and other stressful times in your life. Dr. Berge has over 25 years of eclectic experience. She received her undergraduate training from The California State University of Long Beach and her Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles. Dr. Berge is highly trained in individual,...

Duration:00:25:56

Mary Mitchell, Area Agency on Aging (Hickory, NC)

9/29/2020
Mary Mitchell, Family Caregiver Support Specialist from the Area Agency on Aging answers the plea, who can help me take care of my loved one? Mary also presents practical tips and insights to the audience. Thank you to our sponsor Pace-at-Home. Find out more about Pace-at-Home services here *Audio note: This recording is from a Zoom presentation* See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:00:09

Difficult Conversations

3/12/2020
In this episode of The Caregiver Community, Dr. Amy Lorek of The Center for Healthy Aging at Penn State University and Jill Curtis of the Greater PA Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association discuss how to approach difficult conversations that adult children are faced with having with their aging parents. The two discuss insights and resources on how to make these conversations easier and productive. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at...

Duration:00:53:31

Cultural Perspectives in Caregiving

2/27/2019
On this episode of Caregiver Community, our hosts are highlighting the experiences of African American caregivers who represent a range of cultural perspectives. Our guests for this episode include, Rosalind Pugh Scott, Public Health Specialist at the Center for Outreach in Alzheimer’s, Aging and Community Health at A and T University in Greensboro, NC and Carolyn Thompson, RN, BSN, Faith Community Nurse with Catawba Valley Health System in Hickory North Carolina. Both of these professionals...

Duration:00:42:23

Community Resources & Support

10/11/2018
Host Mark Bumgarner (Executive Director of Adult Life Programs) talks with Mary Mitchell (Family Caregiver Support Specialist with the Area Agency on Aging in Hickory, NC) about helping family caregivers identify and access community resources. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:20:03

When a Loved One Goes to the Hospital

12/28/2017
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 insights and information related to a variety of issues that often arise when an aging parent or loved one goes to the hospital. Topics covered include communicating with the parent/loved one and hospital staff, documents that may be needed, various hospital...

Duration:00:40:00