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#ElderCareChat 11/2/16: National Family Caregivers Month Panel

takingcare FBTo kick off National Family Caregivers Month, this week’s 22 #ElderCareChat participants covered the concerns, challenges, conflicts, and comforts of being a family caregiver. We were pleased to welcome a distinctive panel of guests who have all served/are still serving in caregiver roles: Denise Brown (@Caregiving) of Caregiving.com, Chris MacLellan (@TheBowTieGuy), author of “What’s the Deal with Caregiving?”, and Connie Chow (@DailyCaring) of DailyCaring.com. Discussion questions are embedded in this …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 9/21/2016: All About Assisted Living

shutterstock_55168558September is National Assisted Living Month (NALM), so this week’s #ElderCareChat discussion was all about this popular level of senior care. Our 24 participants covered topics like what it’s like to visit, volunteer, and advocate in assisted living, among other things.

We were pleased to welcome Lakecia Harper, an LHNA who serves as health care administrator for Blakeford at Green Hills in Nashville (@Blakeford_Inc). Harper is responsible for maintaining resident medical records and …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 4/20/16 Recap: Technology and Aging

shutterstock_60268300In the latest installment of #ElderCareChat, 39 participants discussed the benefits of current and in-the-pipeline technology tools for seniors and caregivers. Connie Chow (@DailyCaring on Twitter) was our featured guest during the live hour.

Connie is a founder of DailyCaring, a website and daily email newsletter with free, practical caregiving tips that help families caring for older adults. Brief daily emails deliver the latest solutions to top caregiving challenges. DailyCaring’s advice has been featured …Read more ›

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#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.  …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 2/17/16 on Creativity and Caregiving

shutterstock_270367160This week in #ElderCareChat, 32 participants revisited a popular topic from last year — ways to creatively care — and discussed how creativity infuses with caregiving, how it can help us manage our stress, and how to find new, maybe even better, ways of approaching the daily tasks that caregivers must do. (more…)

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New Council Seeks to Support Nation’s 44 Million Family Caregivers

family_caregiverWhat if family caregivers could find everything they need for caregiving in one place? With the launch of the National Caregiver Council — elder care leaders coming together to address the needs of the nation’s 44 million family caregivers — that is now a reality. (more…)

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#ElderCareChat 11/4/2015: What to Know About Elder Exploitation

shutterstock_270444908During Wednesday’s live discussion, 39 #ElderCareChat attendees — both first-time and returning — discussed how to spot, stop and prevent elder exploitation, as well as how to intervene in cases of abuse. Joining and guiding us in the conversation was guest William Henry, who has been a professional writer for more than 40 years. He became interested in issues involving exploitation of elders, and the dynamics of family caregiving, following an …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 10/21/2015: Medication Management

shutterstock_98521874During Wednesday’s live discussion, 30 new and returning participants discussed medication management with Jim Jones from Wellspring Benefits Group/Control My Care. (more…)

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#ElderCareChat 10/7/2015: Brainstorming Ideas for the 2016 Season

shutterstock_137222684During Wednesday’s live discussion, 34 new and returning participants discussed ideas for topics to cover and guests to invite in #ElderCareChat’s sixth year, the 2016 season. (more…)

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#ElderCareChat 9/2/15: Helping a Senior Loved One Who Hoards

hoardingDuring Wednesday’s live discussion, 32 new and returning participants talked about the difficult conversations, confrontations and interventions connected with having a loved one who hoards. (more…)

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