#ElderCareChat 3/16/16 Recap: The Challenges of Long-Distance Caregiving

shutterstock_242439211In the latest installment of #ElderCareChat, 47 participants discussed the challenges unique to long-distance caregiving. We were thrilled to welcome the wonderful Kanesha Baynard of @ItsAFullNest, who has been an enthusiastic participant and engaged supporter since the early days of our real-time forum. Besides discussing the challenges of long-distance caregiving, we spent the live hour suggesting strategies for easing the burden that separating miles creates. 

Get to know our guest: Kanesha Baynard is an educator, life coach, and author supporting people in transition. She is the founder of the Bold Living Today community which helps people create the lives they want based on their core desires. She is also an expert on multigenerational households and in-law dynamics. Kanesha’s work has been featured in Fast Company, HuffPost Live, U.S. News and World Report, Martha Beck’s Real Coaches, Real Stories, and the Chicago Tribune.

Discussion questions are embedded in this Storify presentation, which features the tweets of our guest, @itsafullnest. Be sure to review all the insights shared via the transcript link, found below the visual recap:

Review the wealth of resources, insights and ideas shared in the full chat transcript (thanks to @ctffox of The Fox Group for connecting us to this invaluable service). Analytics — the who’s who of attendees and how many tweets went out during the live hour — are available too.

We offer a “landing page” on our blog with information about the upcoming chat, including proposed discussion questions. Refer to this page for the latest.

Our next chat will be held on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 1pm ET. Dr. Jill Bjerke, Creator of the very first Aging in Place mobile app Silver Spaces, Certified AIP Specialist, International AIP thought leader, and downsizing/transition specialist, will join us as our guest and guide our conversation about Keeping Seniors Safe. If you are interested in serving as a guest expert for a future chat, please reach out to Michelle Seitzer via the @OurParents Twitter handle for further details.

Please note: We meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, so there are no more chats scheduled in March. Anyone who is interested in and passionate about eldercare issues can join our chat, anytime. Prior participation is not required, nor is there a need to stay for the full hour.

Connect with us: If the “real-time” frame doesn’t sync with your schedule, or if you feel that your question or idea requires well beyond 140 characters, start a discussion thread on our LinkedIn page or use the #eldercarechat hashtag. The LinkedIn group is also a great place to continue previous discussions, connect with those who share similar interests, or talk about the services that you, or the company you represent, have to offer.

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