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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 ...
 
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In Season 1, Episode 15 of The Home Health Care Today Show, Dr. Deirdre Claiborue revisits the show to discusses COVID 19 Vaccines, booster shots, latesst developments, masks, and advice for holiday travel and gatherings. The show's goal is to inform, inspire, influence, and educate Metropolitan Detroiters on the importance of being vaccinated and …
 
All Home Care Matters welcomes back, Alexis Baker MT-BC. Alexis joins All Home Care Matters to share an exciting and helpful new resource for families and caregivers that her company Bridgetown Music Therapy is offering. Alexis and Bridgetown Music Therapy is offering online music therapy courses to help families and caregivers. During this intervi…
 
Pam Dahlmann, co-founder, board member, and past president of the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MIOCA) identifies and discusses, issues, challenges, concerns, research, and resources as related to Ovarian Cancer and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in Metro Detroit. The show's goal is to recognize Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and to inform, ins…
 
All Home Care Matters is honored to welcome our guest, Dr. Richard Caro the co-founder of Tech-Enhanced Life. Dr. Richard G. Caro is co-founder of Tech-enhanced Life, a Public Benefit corporation with the mission of improving the quality of life of the aging and their families. He is also CEO of TangibleFuture, Inc., an interventional management co…
 
All Home Care Matters is privileged to share with our listeners and viewers an exclusive interview with the Director and Creator of the new dementia documentary, Renée Brack. Renée was also joined by Dementia Champion, Tim England. Tim was a part of the film as an expert consultant. Throughout this in-depth interview and discussion of the film we e…
 
Today’s Quick Tips episode is a part of our new Nutritional Health for Seniors mini-series. First, we want to thank all of our viewers and listeners for joining us for this mini-series, and please, let us know what you want our next series to be. For today’s episode, we’ve gathered some tips, tools, and resources that we think can help you and your…
 
Edward J. Shebab, co-founder and Managing Partner of Memory Health, discusses the efficacy, clinical trials, all-natural ingredients, and the pathway to discovering the Memory Health brain health supplement. The show's goal is to recognize World Alzheimer's Month and to inform, inspire, influence, and educate Metropolitan Detroiters on how to acces…
 
All Home Care Matters is honored to welcome a very special guest, Vicki MacGregor. Vicki is sharing her personal story and experience of her son, Stephen. Stephen was diagnosed with Williams Syndrome when he was 13 months old. We discuss what it was like as she was raising Stephen and the trials and accomplishments that they experienced. Vicki is s…
 
All Home Care Matters is honored to welcome a very special guest on this episode, Bill Cohen CSA. Bill is a caregiver support group leader and speaker, an Alzheimer's Association volunteer and advocate, Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)®, and the owner of Cohen Caregiving Support Consultants LLC. Bill's journey to becoming a Caregiver consultant did n…
 
On today’s Quick Tips episode, we are talking about how to handle siblings who are in denial about a parent’s health. First, we’ll talk about ways you can understand denial and why your siblings may be in denial about your parent’s health. Then, we’ll move on to ways you can approach your parent’s health with your siblings. Finally, we’ll talk abou…
 
Today, we are talking about how to talk with your children about their grandparents with dementia. First, we’ll discuss what dementia is and how it affects the whole family. Then, we’ll talk about a few ways to approach the subject with your children. After that, we’ll dive into ways your children can interact with a loved one with dementia. Finall…
 
Today we are talking about something many of our listeners, viewers, and especially those with parents that have cognitive issues, like Alzheimer’s and dementia, experience, and that is parenting the parent. First, we’ll talk a little bit about what we mean by parenting the parent. Next, we’ll talk about the role of an adult child in the caregiving…
 
Before we get started we want to give you a quick update on the interview we had schedule for today’s episode. Unfortunately, when we began the interview we started having some technical difficulties and due to the importance and nature of the interview we collectively decided it would be best to reschedule it. So in place of the interview, we are …
 
On this episode of All Home Care Matters, we are going to be talking about Common Issues to Address when Helping Aging Parents. We’ve gathered some tips, tools, and resources that we think can help you and your aging parents navigate this new, possibly difficult, and confusing path. Now, let’s move on to the rest of the show. Many older adults don’…
 
All Home Care Matters had the privilege of welcoming music therapist, Alexis Baker to the show. During the interview Alexis demonstrates and shares how music therapy through a therapeutic process helps seniors and olders adults become engaged and active through music. Alexis is founder and owner of Bridgetown Music Therapy, which improves the lives…
 
Today, we are going to be discussing everyday activities that boost memory in older adults. First, we’ll talk about cognitive health, what it is, and things that affect it. Then, we will differentiate between normal age-related memory and cognitive issues that most individuals experience and the cognitive decline that happens with cognitive issues,…
 
All Home Care Matters is honored to welcome Lauren Dykovitz to the show to discuss her new book and her journey caring, loving, and supporting her mother who was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer's. Through caring for her mother she wanted to help others facing similar situations with their loved ones. As a result she has written two books and s…
 
Today on All Home Care Matters we will be discussing a Quick Tips episode about safely aging in place. We’ve gathered some tips, tools, and resources that we think can help you and your loved one stay safe at home. If you have loved ones who have decided that they want to remain living in their home then we hope that these tips and resources will h…
 
Dr. Joel L. Pelavin of Eastside Eyecare Physicians, discusses eye health, developments, research, tips, and resources as related to Healthy Vision for patients and families in Metro Detroit. The show's goal is to recognize Healthy Vision Month to inform, inspire, influence, and educate Metropolitan Detroiters on how to address ocular health ages an…
 
Today on All Home Care Matters, we have the privilege of welcoming International Dementia Expert, Speaker, and Champion, Mr. Tim England. Tim England demystifies and destigmatized dementia in the community and advocates for people living with dementia and their families to live well. Being a Dementia Care Specialist, an experienced Educator, an eff…
 
All Home Care Matters is honored and privileged to welcome Author and Hospice Nurse, Beth Cavenaugh R.N. to the show for a discussion on hospice and her book Some Light at the End now in its 4th edition. A terminal diagnosis can be scary and the options can feel so limited. Knowing what to expect and what to ask will help you ease into the end of y…
 
Today on All Home Care Matters, we are going to be discussing Medicare. First, we will be talking about what Medicare is and how it differs from Medicaid and other insurances. Then, we’ll look into how you can apply and receive Medicare before moving on to talk about how Medicare can help you and your family. If you’re ready to learn more about Med…
 
Today on All Home Care Matters, we are going to be talking about how hospice helps families. If you want to learn more about hospice, you can watch or listen to our previous episodes, What is Hospice, or What is Palliative Care. You can find them on our website, wherever you get your podcasts, or on our YouTube channel. Today we’re going to go over…
 
On this episode of All Home Care Matters, we are going to be discussing how to talk with your loved one with Dementia. If you are new to the show we have multiple episodes and resources on Dementia and Alzheimer’s. If there is a specific topic or situation that you are looking for you can find them on our website, wherever you get your podcasts, or…
 
On today’s episode, we are going to be talking about how to help seniors with allergies. We will start off with what allergies are and what causes them. Since seniors with allergies are also prone to hay fever, we will also cover what hay fever is, how to prevent it, and what to do if your loved one is experiencing it. We will also be talking about…
 
We all try our hardest to provide the best quality of care for our aging loved ones, but there may come a time when we alone are no longer enough, especially when we have full-time jobs and commitments outside of the home, which the majority of people today do. When seniors need continuous care, there a few different types of care to consider. Putt…
 
28% of Canadians or 1.8 million people, provided care to a family member or friend with a long-term health condition, disability or ageing need in the past year. Three-quarters of this group (6.1 million) were employed at the time, accounting for 35% of ALL employed Canadians. More and more people are becoming caregivers and a lot of these caregive…
 
We've recently discussed stress in the caregiver and how you should care for yourself while caring for others in order to prevent caregiver burnout. On today’s Quick Tip episode, we'll be taking a look at the warning signs of stress in seniors. After going through the signs and symptoms, risks, and common causes of stress in seniors, we can then be…
 
Denise Reinke, APRN, BC, AOCN, discusses top concerns, research, tips, and resources as related to Sarcoma Awareness in Metro Detroit. The show's goal is to recognize Sarcoma Awareness Month to inform, inspire, influence, and educate Metropolitan Detroiters on how to address this rare disease at various ages and stages. Hosted by Dr. Cleamon Moorer…
 
We are honored to have had the privilege to welcome Barbara Tien the Co-Founder of PONGA to All Home Care Matters. Ponga is a fast, easy, and fun way to organize your pictures and explore the stories. Your stories come to life with words, voice, video, and other media. Your stories are personal, engaging, and accessible. With Ponga, you circulate t…
 
Today, we have the distinct honor and privilege to welcome Dr. Lisa Taylor and Dr. Kristen Dillon. If you are familiar with their other name, The Golden GeroPsych Girls then you are in for a very informative and in-depth interview and discussion on the field of Geropsychology and how it is helping seniors and their families. We are including both t…
 
As dementia progresses, the care required becomes more complex and demanding. As a dementia caregiver, you might find yourself in more and more difficult situations, which you don’t necessarily feel ready or equipped to handle. These can be anything from hallucinations to mood swings to struggling to help your loved one to eat or move around. Carin…
 
If you have an elderly loved one, chances are you’ve spent a lot of energy worrying about falls and their safety. And you should be. According to the National Council on Aging, one out of four Americans over the age of 65 experiences a fall every single year. Not only that, but falls are a leading cause of death among the elderly in America. As our…
 
Dr. Fathelrahman Ali discusses top concerns, tips, and resources as related to Men's Health in Metro Detroit. The show's goal is to recognize National Men's Health Week and Month to inform, inspire, influence, and educate Metropolitan Detroiters on how to address Men's health, wellness, and issues at various ages and stages. Hosted by Dr. Cleamon M…
 
The month of June is cataract awareness month, so this week on All Home Care Matters, we will be discussing all things cataracts. First, we're going to talk a little about what cataracts are and how you get them, and then we'll move on to what you can do to prevent them. Then, we'll see how to help your loved one manage their cataracts and protect …
 
With the summer months coming and the temperatures starting to rise, seniors and the elderly need to protect themselves from the heat. The warm weather can help improve many seniors' daily outlook on life as the effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder go dormant. If you think your loved one may have Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, check out our…
 
All Home Care Matters is honored to have the privilege to welcome Craig Fowler to the show. If you are caring for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer's then this interview will be full of in-depth information on an exciting platform that Craig has developed to help families and their loved ones with dementia stay stimulated and engaged. Craig Fo…
 
Today we’re talking about caregiver burnout and the tools to prevent it. We will be focusing on the family, and more specifically, the family members who have stepped up, or in some cases, been thrust into the role of caring for a family member, expectedly or not. Either way, they are now caring for a family member, and this can add a whole new lay…
 
When we think about grief, we often think of it as something that happens following a death. However, grief can begin long before death arrives. The grieving process can start as soon as a caregiver is aware that death is a likelihood or once death is on the horizon. Many caregivers dealing with an impending death will experience overwhelm, anxiety…
 
Jennifer Lepard, CEO, and Dr. Bruno Gioridani of the Alzheimer's Association - Michigan Chapter identify and discuss, issues, challenges, concerns, tips, solutions and resources as related to Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month in Metro Detroit. The show's goal is to recognize Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month and to inform, inspire, influenc…
 
When it comes to choosing the best care for your loved ones as they age, there’s a lot to consider. We want to make sure that your loved one is safe, cared for, and happy. But how do we know what type of care to choose? From assisted living to nursing homes to home care and everything in between, there are a lot of options – and they each have thei…
 
There are many concerns that may arise and make our day-to-day lives more difficult as we age. Now, we know there are universal problems that affect all age groups, but today we will be discussing the top ten concerns that seniors are facing today. The first concern many older adults face is the cost of healthcare. Even with insurance, many seniors…
 
We’ve spoken in length before about how exhausting, stressful, and even heartbreaking it can be to be a family caregiver. If you’ve got the time, give our episode “Caring for the Caregiver” a listen or if you prefer watching it on our YouTube channel for an in-depth guide to avoiding caregiver burn out and learning how to put yourself first, even a…
 
Gonzalo Gonzalez, DNP, APRN, NP-C , team leader of a division of 5+ infection prevention and control professionals for the CDC Foundation in response to COVID-19. Dr. Gonzalez is responsible for infection control oversight, guidance, and safety of 40+ large (>300+ patients and staff), medium (100-300), and small (<100) healthcare-providing faciliti…
 
On today’s episode of All Home Care Matters, we’re doing something a little different. We know that the realities of caregiving are difficult, rewarding, and…complicated. We’ve had episodes where we detail some of the reasons for caregiver stress and burn out, and where we provide advice for caring for the caregiver. This time, though, we want you …
 
When it’s time to choose a new type of care for our ageing loved ones, there are a plethora of options to explore. From nursing homes, to memory care, to having a family caregiver step in – the options can seem a bit bewildering. While families are searching for the best option, they are also trying to balance caring for their loved one, handling t…
 
If you have an aging senior in your life, you’ve likely noticed a few changes in their lifestyle or behavior. Whether your loved one is struggling with sight or hearing or has been diagnosed with a disease like Parkinson’s, watching a loved one age can feel scary and even bewildering. In our line of work, we’ve seen families face a wide variety of …
 
We are honored to welcome to All Home Care Matters the Executive Director of the Home Care Association of America, Vicki Hoak. We will speaking with Vicki about the effect that Covid-19 has had on the Home Care industry and the caregivers, home health aides, and those on the front lines helping families to keep their loved ones safe and cared for d…
 
Have you ever said this to a struggling caregiver - “Let me know if there’s anything I can do to help?’ The offering has good intent, but many times people say it because they don’t know how to help, are uncomfortable, or want to be polite. And although 29 percent of caregivers in BC are in distress, you will still hear caregivers say: ‘I don’t nee…
 
Caring for our loved ones as they age can be demanding and even frustrating at times – there might be moments when you feel unsure of how to handle certain situations or wonder if there’s an easier way to keep your loved ones safe, engaged, and fulfilled. In this day and age, some of that weight can be lifted by the incredible technology available …
 
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