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Episode 024: Day 15 - Helping Mom & Dad Move

11/1/2017
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Host Zack Demopoulos launches his 30 day preparation plan to care for an aging adult. In Day 15, Zack talks about what is involved when it is time for your parents to down size and move.

Duration: 00:26:08


Episode 023 Day 14: What Is Aging In Place For Mom & Dad?

10/25/2017
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Host Zack Demopoulos launches his 30 day preparation plan to care for an aging adult. In Day 14, Zack talks about what it means when the term “aging in place” is used and how this may apply to you and your parents or an aging adult you know.

Duration: 00:14:58


Episode 022 Day 13: Long Distance Adult Kids Can Be Caregivers

10/20/2017
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Host Zack Demopoulos launches his 30 day preparation plan to care for an aging adult. In Day 13, Zack talks about being a long distance adult kid caring and worrying about your aging parent and some things you can do about it.

Duration: 00:14:12


Episode 021: Day 12 - Stay Active To Stay Healthy

10/19/2017
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Host Zack Demopoulos launches his 30 day preparation plan to care for an aging adult. In Day 12, Zack talks about how staying active as you age will keep go far in keeping you healthy.

Duration: 00:15:46


Episode 020 Day 11: Estate Planning and Elder Law Lawyers

10/17/2017
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Host Zack Demopoulos launches his 30 day preparation plan to care for an aging adult. In Day 11, Zack talks about how important estate planning is, and how an elder care attorney can help with that and long term planning.

Duration: 00:29:16


Episode 019 Day 10: Medicare 101 For Your Parents And You

10/16/2017
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Host Zack Demopoulos launches his 30 day preparation plan to care for an aging adult. In Day 10, Zack does a high level overview of Medicare and how important it is to understand it for yourself and your parents in managing health care costs.

Duration: 00:18:25


Episode 018 Day 9: Mom & Dad and Their Hearing

10/13/2017
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Host Zack Demopoulos launches his 30 day preparation plan to care for an aging adult. In Day 9, Zack talks about how important it is to stay on top of your parents hearing and some of the things to look for as they age.

Duration: 00:09:28


Episode 017: Day 8 - Mom & Dad and Their Eye Sight

10/12/2017
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Host Zack Demopoulos launches his 30 day preparation plan to care for an aging adult. In Day 8, Zack talks about how important it is to stay on top of your parents eye health and some of the things to look for as they age.

Duration: 00:13:27


Episode 016: Day 7 - So Many Doctors & What's A Geriatrician?

10/11/2017
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Host Zack Demopoulos launches his 30 day preparation plan to care for an aging adult. In Day 7, Zack talks about how many doctors an aging adult may have and what are the best ways to help your parent manage them and benefit most from them.

Duration: 00:07:40


Episode 015 Day 6: Medication Management

10/10/2017
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Host Zack Demopoulos launches his 30 day preparation plan to care for an aging adult. In Day 6, he talks about medication management, the risks of not complying, the polypharmacy issues, and the problems that can occur if medication is not managed correctly.

Duration: 00:16:30


Episode 014 Day 5: Should Mom or Dad Be Driving?

10/8/2017
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Host Zack Demopoulos launches his 30 day preparation plan to care for an aging adult. In Day 5, he talks about what some of the signs are that Mom or Dad should not be driving anymore and how to take the keys away.

Duration: 00:22:38


Episode 13: Day 4--Visiting Mom and Dad's Home & Fall Prevention

10/7/2017
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Host Zack Demopoulos launches his 30 day preparation plan to care for an aging adult. In Day 4, he talks about what to look for when you visit your mother and father’s house in terms of safety and aging in place. There are simple measures one can take to ensure that their home is as safe as possible. One of the primary goals is to make a home safer to prevent falls.

Duration: 00:11:22


Episode 012: Day 3- Y.O.U. Need To Understand Your Parents’ Needs

10/6/2017
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Host Zack Demopoulos launches his 30 day preparation plan to care for an aging adult. In Day 3, Zack finishes up the three critical parts to Y.O.U as the caregiver. He discusses the importance of understanding your parents’ needs, the “U” in Y.O.U. “Y” stands for “Your Well Being” covered in Day 1. “O” is Overall financial situation—yours and your parents which he covered on Day 2. In this episode Zack talks about the importance of knowing and respecting your parents’ wishes and needs...

Duration: 00:14:06


Episode 011: Day 2 Are Y.O.U. & your parents financially prepared?

10/5/2017
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Host Zack Demopoulos launches his 30 Day Preparation Plan to Care For an Aging Parent. In Day 2, it is still all about Y.O.U. as the caregiver. “O” stands for “Overall Financial Situation, both yours and your parents.” Zack shares how important it is to not only help your parents to prepare for long term care expenses but you should also plan for yourself accordingly due to caregiver costs that can unexpectedly hit you.

Duration: 00:14:42


Episode 010: Day 1 - Are Y.O.U. Prepared To Be A Caregiver? Your well being is important.

10/4/2017
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Host Zack Demopoulos launches his 30 Day Preparation Plan to Care For an Aging Adult. In Day 1, it is all about Y.O.U. as the caregiver. “Y” stands for “Your Well Being” and Zack shares how important it is to ensure your physical, mental, emotional and social well being are in a good place so that you can be the best caregiver possible.

Duration: 00:11:56


Episode 008: Part 2: How do you find a GCM, what are some resources to help you care for an aging parent, animal pet therapy

8/16/2017
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Host Zack Demopoulos continues his discussion with Wendy Sabin, MSW, LCSW (check out Episode 007 for Part 1: http://bit.ly/2sSpTIz) about how to hire a GCM (Geriatric Care Manager), resources they can help you with caring for your aging parents, Wendy's dog Sophie who is training for pet animal therapy and how important this therapy. Zack also does a review of the ALCA (Aging Life Care Association) as in its members and its purpose. This show is dedicated to pet therapy animals—stick...

Duration: 00:25:10


Episode 007: Part 1: What is a GCM and an ALCA and why you may need one?

6/16/2017
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Host Zack Demopoulos invites Wendy Sabin, MSW, LCSW to talk about what a GCM or Geriatric Care Manager is, the change to the name ALCA or Aging Life Care Adviser, why you would call one, what they do for you, and how she balances her professional caregiving and personal caregiving which you'll be surprised to hear. She also answers a listener's question on how to handle an aging parent who is reluctant to move out of state to be near an adult child who can care for them.

Duration: 00:21:26


Episode 005: Step 9 "Be There"

3/28/2017
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The discussion on The 9 Beginner Steps To Raising Parents is concluded with the introduction of Step 9 "Be There". Stories and tips are shared about how important being there for the aging adult you are caring for as well as being there with them. Zack Demopoulos is your host and has guests provide insights. Guests include ComForCare employee Cheryl Wilson and her mother Anne Smith, Client Helen Mintz, Paula Muller of Sociavi. This show is dedicated to wife Phyllis and some fun awkward...

Duration: 00:24:52


Episode 004: 9 Beginner Steps To Raising Parents (Part 4)

3/21/2017
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Step 7 "Be Fun" and Step 8 "Be Loving" are introduced as the next Beginner Steps To Raising Parents or an Aging Adult. Stories and tips are shared about how important having fun is for the person you are caring for as well as yourself. Fun includes laughter and music. It is also important to show your love for the person you are caring. Resources are shared to help you prepare in caring for an aging adult. Zack Demopoulos is your host and has guests provide insights. Guests include wife...

Duration: 00:16:49

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