#ElderCareChat Articles

The next #ElderCareChat, with a focus on “Making Caregiving a Family Affair,” will be held on June 21, 2017 with guest panelist Mark Gibbons, director of programs and operations for the Caregiver Action Network (formerly the National Family Caregivers Association). Via the Caregiver Action Network Twitter account (@CaregiverAction), Mr. Gibbons will lead us in a discussion about the roles and responsibilities involved in caring for aging parents, and ways to ensure everyone plays a part.

About #ElderCareChat: #ElderCareChat is held mid-month via Twitter, connects those who are passionate about sharing their experiences, challenges, suggestions, and elder care expertise.

Follow @OurParents and @ElderCareChat on Twitter for updates; start a discussion thread on our LinkedIn group; or use the #ElderCareChat hashtag to present a question or idea to the group.

To peruse past #ElderCareChat chats, please explore below:

Join #ElderCareChat on June 21, 2017: Making Caregiving a Family Affair

ElderCareChat 6/21/17 with Caregiver Action Network

Each month, join #ElderCareChat, a real-time forum for sharing experiences and expertise in eldercare! Follow @OurParents and @ElderCareChat on Twitter to contribute to the conversation.

ElderCareChat 6/21/17 with Caregiver Action Network

The next #ElderCareChat will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, from 1-2 pm ET with guest panelist Mark Gibbons, director of programs and operations for the …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 5/17/17 Recap: Self-Care for Caregivers

#ElderCareChat recap 5/17/17: Self-Care for Caregivers

#ElderCareChat recap 5/17/17: Self-Care for CaregiversWe were honored to welcome Barry J. Jacobs, Psy.D., clinical psychologist, family therapist, and the director of Behavioral Sciences for the Crozer-Keystone Family Medicine Residency Program in Springfield, Pennsylvania, and Deborah A. DiGilio, MPH, director of the American Psychological Association Office on Aging for our May 17, 2017 session of #ElderCareChat. The panelists led participants in a lively Twitter conversation …Read more ›

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Join #ElderCareChat on May 17, 2017: Self-Care for Caregivers

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Each month, join #ElderCareChat, a real-time forum for sharing experiences and expertise in eldercare! Follow @OurParents and @ElderCareChat on Twitter to contribute to the conversation.


The next #ElderCareChat, which will focus on Self-Care for Caregivers, will be held on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, from 1-2 pm ET with guest panelists Barry J. Jacobs, Psy.D., clinical psychologist, family therapist, and the director of Behavioral Sciences for the Crozer-Keystone Family …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 4/12/17 Recap: How to Prepare for Aging

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We were honored to welcome Amy Cameron O’Rourke, current president of the Aging Life Care Association (formerly known as the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers), as our expert panelist for this month’s #ElderCareChat. O’Rourke led 40 participants in a lively Twitter conversation about how families can prepare for aging versus reacting to a crisis. …Read more ›

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Join #ElderCareChat on April 12, 2017: How Families Can Prepare for Aging

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Each month, join #ElderCareChat, a real-time forum for sharing experiences and expertise in eldercare! Follow @OurParents and @ElderCareChat on Twitter to contribute to the conversation.


amy-cameron-orourke-ALCA #ElderCareChat 4/12/17The next #ElderCareChat will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, from 1-2 pm ET with guest panelist
Amy Cameron O’Rourke, current president of …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 3/22/17 Recap: Overcoming Objections to Senior Living

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#ElderCareChat analytics 3/22/17We were delighted to have Landis Homes and their Director of Residency Planning Sarah Short join the March 22, 2017 #ElderCareChat on Twitter. Sarah addressed one of the most challenging problems that family caregivers face: how to overcome a loved one’s objections to moving into senior living.

The one-hour #ElderCareChat showcased Landis Homes’ philosophy on inclusion and quality of life and was inspired by a recent …Read more ›

Don’t Miss #ElderCareChat on March 22, 2017: Overcoming Objections to Senior Living

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Each month, join #ElderCareChat, a real-time forum for sharing experiences and expertise in eldercare! Follow @OurParents and @ElderCareChat on Twitter to contribute to the conversation.

Sarah Short, Director of Residency Planning at Landis Homes retirement communityThe next #ElderCareChat will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, from 1-2 pm ET with guest panelist Sarah …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 2/22/17: A Hopeful Discussion About Alzheimer’s Research and Care

ElderCareChat 2/22/17THE NEXT #ELDERCARECHAT WILL BE HELD ON 3/22/17–SAVE THE DATE!

After a brief hiatus, #ElderCareChat returned on February 22, 2017 with an important—and hopeful—focus on Alzheimer’s research and care. Founders OurParents.com, along with sister sites SeniorAdvisor.com and VeteranAid.org, were proud to host guest panelist Dr. Nina Silverberg, the National Institute on Aging’s Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Centers Program. (Click to Tweet!)

The work …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat Returns February 22 to Discuss Alzheimer’s Research with NIH’s ADEAR Center

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#ElderCareChat, a real-time forum for sharing experiences and expertise in eldercare, is back!
Follow @OurParents and @ElderCareChat on Twitter to join the conversation.

And what better organization to relaunch this popular chat with founder @OurParents than the Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center (@Alzheimers_NIH)? Our guest panelist, Dr. Nina Silverberg, the National Institute on Aging’s Director of the …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 11/16/16: Brainstorming Topics for 2017

#ElderCareChat celebrates its sixth year

#ElderCareChat celebrates its sixth yearSince this month marks the 6th year of #ElderCareChat’s existence, we took the time to get feedback from this week’s 15 participants on what topics they’ve enjoyed, what they’d like to revisit, and what new ground we should cover in 2017. Discussion questions are embedded below: (more…)

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