Age Better Resources Podcast
By Kathryn Clinton
For personalized support contact us at www.AgeBetterResources.com.
Age Better Resources PodcastAug 30, 2023
Hospice Care - Dispelling the Myths, Understanding the Benefits
@AgeBetterResources with Sue Minero, A Hospice and Palliative Care Expert.
Talking about end-of-life choices and care is difficult. Hospice and Palliative Care can have a tremendous impact on our experience of the last stage of life, but these services are often misunderstood. Misconceptions can prevent people from receiving the valuable benefits these services offer. Join Sue and Kathy to better understand the truth about hospice and palliative care. Learn how these services can positively transform the final stage of life, and support loved ones through this challenging time. For questions, more information, or resource guidance contact Kathy at AgeBetterResources.com.
Help for Family Caregivers of People With Dementia
@Age Better Resources with Dr. Terri Cassidy, OTD and CEO of Health Promotion Partners in Colorado discussing an innovative program to help care partners of people living with dementia manage daily challenges more effectively.
Contact Terri or her team at www.healthpromotionpartners.com. 719-231-6657
Colorado Springs | Denver Metro | Fort Collins
For comprehensive guidance Contact Kathy at www.AgeBetterResources.com
Family care partners are most often unprepared for their role, and are untrained and often not well supported. This creates enormous challenges and risks for the millions of caregivers providing care for a loved one or friend every day. It also can make the journey of the individual living with brain change more difficult. There is a huge need for support for these families.
Skills2Care® is an innovative program designed to help care partners of people living with dementia manage daily challenges more effectively. This evidence-based program was developed by researchers at Thomas Jefferson University and is delivered by specially trained and certified Occupational Therapists. These invaluable services are typically covered by insurance, and are unique in their focus on the family unit.
Supporting and caring for an individual with dementia is an incredibly difficult journey. Skills2Care can help. Let a specialized provider walk alongside; don’t do this alone!
Incredible Impact of an End of Life Doula
@AgeBetterResources with Lucy Crandall, End of Life Doula and Owner of Good Mournings
Contact Lucy at GoodMourningsCo.com 719-641-6850
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Talking about death is hard, and discussing end of life can be uncomfortable and scary.
Working with an End of Life Doula can help.
Lucy Crandall of Good Mournings in Colorado Springs explains what an End of Life Doula does, the services she provides, why this support can be so transformative, and what inspired her on this path.
Some of the questions we covered:
What is an End of Life Doula?
What are the various services an EOL Doula can provide?
Why is this support so impactful for an individual and their family?
How is this different from Palliative and Hospice Care?
How people can connect with Lucy for support to make a difficult time a little easier and more meaningful.
Maintaining Independence With Safer Driving
Age Better Resources with Terri Cassidy, owner of Health Promotion Partners, discussing programs to support older adults to drive safer, longer.
Driving is often linked to independence in later years. Terri describes how health and age-related changes can impact driving, and steps that can be taken to adapt a vehicle for greater safety. She also describes programs that can enhance driver's skills to compensate for changes.
She recommends using a Driver Rehabilitation Specialist for best results.
Her company provides these specialized services in Colorado, and people in other areas can find alternatives through the American Occupational Therapy website. https://myaota.aota.org/driver_search/
Terri Hayes - www.healthpromotionpartners.com; 719-231-6657
For guidance on navigating other resources contact Kathy at
Simplify the Difficult, Overwhelming Process of a Major Home Downsize
Simplify the difficult, overwhelming process of a major home downsize with the right professional!
How can you simplify the dreaded process of down-sizing from a home of many decades? Finding an experienced Seniors Real Estate Specialist is critical!
Caryn Becker is A Seniors Real Estate Specialist with decades of experience and a heart for serving older adults. Caryn shares how she is able to support seniors through this process, why a longer timeline can be important, the range of services she can help bring together to facilitate the end-to-end process, and why this work is so close to her heart. Caryn shares insights into selecting a realtor, tips on the downsizing process, and what to avoid for the best possible experience.
Homecare Helps Aging Adults Stay Safely at Home
Age Better Resources with Kathy Miller, founder and owner of Gentle Shepherd Home Care, Colorado Springs. www.gentleshepherdhomecare.com.
Learn about Homecare from an insider! Gentle Shepherd Home Care is an award-winning agency in Colorado Springs. Kathy Miller founded Gentle Shepherd after experiencing challenges finding quality care for her own family members. She discusses the services they provide and how people pay. She describes essential aspects of a high quality home care agency. She details important hiring and training guidelines all agencies should follow. Kathy shares her company's strong commitment to taking care of each client as if they are family.
How an Innovative Service Combines Technology and In-Person Visits to Enhance Life for Older Adults!
Age Better Resources with Kelly Peterschmidt, Founder and Executive Director, Porchlight Friends. porchlightfriends.org
Porchlight Friends offers in-person companion services with a simple to use technology platform . This combination ensures older adults stay connected to family, friends, and community resources.
Kelly discusses the details of her program, who they serve, and how the Porchlight Health technology enhances lives. She also discusses rewarding volunteer opportunities with her non-profit organization.
What is Care Coordination and How Can it Help Ease Challenges With Aging?
Age Better Resources with Connie Ryan, Owner and Care Coordinator, Journey Care Coordination. www.journeycarecoordinating.com Connie is the founder and owner of Journey Care Coordination in Colorado Springs. She discusses the types of services Journey Care provides, who she can help, and some warning signs that extra support may be needed. Connie also provides educational and entertainment events through her Proactive Living Series in Colorado Springs. If you are in the Colorado Springs area and would like to learn more about the services of Journey Care Coordination, contact Connie through her website, above. If you need help determining what resources would be best or are out of the area, please contact Kathy through AgeBetterResources.com for a complimentary consult.