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Loneliness: The Uninvited Guest at Life’s Aging Party

May 19, 2024
53 percent of older adults in the primary care population experience loneliness. Our guest, Dr. Monica Williams-Farrelly, a Research Scientist for the Indiana University Center for Aging Research at Regenstreif...

Navigating Dementia Conversations with Jessie Hillock

May 12, 2024
In this heartfelt episode of Caregiver Crossing, Jessie Hillock, the spirited Dementia navigation coach and certified Dementia practitioner, takes us on a journey through the delicate art of conversing with...

Exploring Caregiver Support Services with Joy’s House

May 05, 2024
Join us for an insightful episode as we shine a spotlight on Caregiver Support Services offered by Joy's House and the experiences of Nyc Sigmon, a dedicated team member of...

Confronting Mortality

April 28, 2024
We're on a mission to foster open dialogue about life's most profound transition. Featuring insights from Abby, our end-of-life doula at Joy's House, and Jamie Johnson, who initially hesitated to...

Legacy of Compassion: Being There for Strangers

April 21, 2024
Ever wondered about the legacy you’ll leave? Meet Lyn Story, a retiree on a mission to extend a helping hand to strangers in need. In this heartwarming episode of Caregiver...

Care from Afar: Remote Patient Monitoring

April 14, 2024
Feeling overwhelmed as a Caregiver? You’re not alone. A revolutionary tool called Remote Patient Monitoring can empower you and give you peace of mind, all while keeping your loved one...

Respite… It’s like an Airbnb for Mom

April 07, 2024
Did you know that the estimated 53 million caregivers in our nation provide between 24.4 and 40+ hours of care per week? Caregiving is a selfless act of love and dedication,...

Understanding Guardianship

March 31, 2024
In this episode of Caregiver Crossing, we Elder Law Attorney, Stasia Demos Mills about the ins and outs of Guardianship (known as Conservatorship in some states). Stasia shares details of the process...

Seniors Helping Seniors

March 24, 2024
In this episode of Caregiver Crossing, we talk with Melissa Haley, caregiver & team lead with Seniors Helping Seniors. Melissa shares with us her caregiving journey and what she believes...

When Therapy and Caregiving Collide

March 17, 2024
The demands of caregiving cause emotional and physical stress on the millions of caregivers across the country. It's common to feel angry, frustrated, worn out, or sad. And it's common...

Preparing Neurodivergent Individuals for the Workforce

March 10, 2024
Did you know that driven by both genetic and environmental factors, an estimated 15-20 percent of the world's population exhibits some form of neurodivergence?In this episode of Caregiver Crossing, talk with...

Preparing Your Loved One for Long-Term Care

March 03, 2024
In this episode of Caregiver Crossing, we delve into the sometimes challenging but crucial topic of preparing your aging loved one for long-term care. We welcome to the Joy’s House studio,...

The Restoracy: Fostering community in long-term care

February 25, 2024
Did you know that 77% of adults over the age of 50 prefer to age in place, meaning that they would like to remain in their own homes as they...

Caring for Our Oral Health As We Age

February 18, 2024
Did you know that without saliva, we would not be able to taste anything? How about that the inside of your mouth holds as many bacteria as the number of people...

When a Mental Health Crisis Hits

February 11, 2024
Did you know that Indiana currently ranks 42nd when it comes to mental health according to the State of Mental Health in America 2023.  On this week’s show Candace & Terri...

Balanced Bowls: The Role that Nutrition Plays on Health

February 04, 2024
On this week’s show, we’re are joined by registered dietitian and Owner of The Wellness Philosophy, Staci Small. Staci shares with us the role that nutrition plays on our overall health...

Protect Yourself from Scams

January 28, 2024
On this week’s show, we’re are joined by Tavis Schaffer, Founder of TeleCalm. Tavis shares with us tips on how to spot and avoid the ever-evolving scam. He also shares how TeleCalm...

Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits in 2024

January 21, 2024
On this week’s show, Candace & Terri are joined by Mike Lemaich of Global Fund Management. Mike shares tips for maximizing your social security benefits this year and also the details...

The New Doctor Is In

January 14, 2024
On this week’s show, Candace & Terri are joined by two wonderful guests who are helping to support caregivers in very different ways. In the first half of the show, we...

The Caregiver’s Mission to Look Beyond Vision

January 07, 2024
On this week’s show Candace & Terri are joined by Meredith Howell, Development Director of VIPS (Visually Impaired Preschool Services). We’ll hear about Meredith's story of caring for her daughter...

Navigating the world of long-term care options

December 31, 2023
Trying to navigate the world of long-term care options? We have just the person to help! In this episode of Caregiver Crossing, we’re joined by Dave Holder, Certified Senior Advisor...

Memories in Bloom: Navigating Alzheimer’s Disease & the Long Farewell

December 24, 2023
On this week’s show, we’re joined by Jane Bentley, who cared for her husband throughout his journey with Alzheimer’s Disease. Jane shares with us the warning signs that she and others...

Memories in Bloom: Navigating Alzheimer’s Disease & the Long Farewell

December 24, 2023
On this week’s show, we’re joined by Jane Bentley, who cared for her husband throughout his journey with Alzheimer’s Disease. Jane shares with us the warning signs that she and others...

Future Proof Your Retirement

December 17, 2023
Retirement is the next chapter for many, but how often do people enter this exciting time, unprepared or underprepared.  On this week’s show, we’re joined by Mike Lemaich of Global Fund...

Culinary Compassion: MealTrain is Making it Easy Help During Life Events

December 10, 2023
MealTrain, with its user-friendly interface and innovative features, has become a beacon of hope for caregivers worldwide. Throughout its life MealTrain has orchestrated 69 million meals for over 3.1 million...

Cocktails & Caregivers: Crafting Resilience for all Family Caregivers

December 03, 2023
Cocktails & Caregivers is more than a trendy name for an event, it is an organization that is changing the lives of caregivers across the county. On this week’s show, we’re...

Decoding the Medicare Maze

November 26, 2023
There are approximately 59,869,402 Americans Medicare beneficiaries. Medicare can be a confusing topic and on this week's episode, we joined by Steven Urban, Owner of Urban Health & Life. Steve is...

Home for the Holidays: Spotting the Subtle Shifts in Your Aging Loved One

November 19, 2023
Did you know that approximately 15 percent of family caregivers live more than an hour away from their aging loved one? That means that 5 million caregivers will be visiting...

From Challenge to Community: Redefining Life After Brain Injury

November 12, 2023
The CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control estimates that 5.3 million U.S. citizens are living with a disability as a result of a traumatic brain injury. On this...

What Your Childhood Experiences Could Mean for Your Physical Health

November 05, 2023
Frailty is a serious concern in older adults due to its association with disability, falls, hospitalization, and mortality. Did you know that about 15 percent of those aged 65 years or...

Yes2Next

October 29, 2023
This week, we discuss tips for keeping our loved ones living with Dementia safe during the Halloween festivities, Tina and Terri answer a listener question, share highlights for our afternoon with...

Caregivers… You Don’t Have to Do This Alone

October 22, 2023
Navigating this road of caregiving can be lonely, confusing, and frustrating. While few may know it, there are services available to help.  On this week’s show, we’re joined by Emily Tisdale...

Let’s Talk Clinical Trials

October 15, 2023
Did you know that there are currently over 100,000 ongoing clinical trials in the United States? On this week’s show, we’re joined by Ramita Tandon, Chief Clinical Trials Office with...

Paws & Think

October 08, 2023
Did you know that pet ownership has been linked to reduced loneliness, improved mental health, physical health, cognitive stimulation, and longevity, among many other benefits? 65.1 million Americans own a dog,...

Get Paid to Care

October 01, 2023
Are you unable to work, due to the demands of providing around the clock care for your aging or disabled loved one?  Guardian Care is here to help by providing paid...

GUIDE for Caregivers

September 24, 2023
Today more than 1-in-5 Americans are caregivers totaling an estimated 53.0 million individuals who are known by Malaz Boustani as the quiet sufferer(s). As we know, caregivers give of themselves,...

Respite… It’s like an Airbnb for Mom

September 17, 2023
Did you know that the estimated 53 million caregivers in our nation provide between 24.4 and 40+ hours of care per week? Caregiving is a selfless act of love and dedication,...

Should We: Couples & Assisted Living

September 15, 2023
Caregiver Crossing is brought to you each week by our sponsor Cardon & Associates and today we are joined by Cardon’s Director of Marketing, Susan Bonner. Susan shares her path...

When a Mental Health Crisis Hits

September 10, 2023
Did you know that Indiana currently ranks 42nd when it comes to mental health according to the State of Mental Health in America 2023.  On this week’s show Candace & Terri...

Planning With the End in Mind

September 03, 2023
Did you know that around 60% of adults in the United States do not have a will or an estate plan in place? Or that inheritance disputes aren’t uncommon, especially...

The Caregiver’s Mission to Look Beyond Vision

August 27, 2023
On this week’s show Candace & Terri are joined by Meredith Howell, Development Director of VIPS (Visually Impaired Preschool Services). We’ll hear about Meredith's story of caring for her daughter...

Caring for the Exceptional

August 20, 2023
On this week’s episode of Caregiver Crossing, we’re joined by Christina McGair, author of the article titled Single Mamas Seen published recently in Special Needs Living Magazine. Join us as we...

Caregiver At Home

August 13, 2023
This week we answer a listener question and discuss the recent article by Kat McGowan, titled “Hospital-at-home' trend means family members must be caregivers-ready or not’”. If you are caring...

Ask Dave Holder

August 06, 2023
Trying to navigate the world of long-term care options? We have just the person to help! In this episode of Caregiver Crossing, we’re joined by Dave Holder, Certified Senior Advisor and author...

6 Things Savvy Caregivers Do

July 23, 2023
Flash Back! In this episode of Caregiver Crossing, we replay a recording of our podcast in which we’re discussing an article published on Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to Care website. The...

Elder Abuse is on the Rise

July 16, 2023
Recent studies show that elder abuse is on the rise with a reported 1:3 individuals over the age of 65 experiencing abuse in the last year. In this episode of Caregiver...

Joy’s House: Helping Children Understand Those Changes in Grandma

July 09, 2023
You know Joy’s House and an organization that serves families caring for a loved one with a life altering diagnosis, but we are blessed to be connected with a community...

Joy’s House & junk mail… Do they have anything in common?

July 02, 2023
Well, no they don’t, but in today’s episode we discuss both. We are joined by Joy’s House Family Care Director, Theresa Bonner, who walks us through the new family process and...

On the Spectrum

June 25, 2023
Currently, 1 in 36 children in the nation is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder and the numbers continue to rise. Boys are reported to be 4 times more likely to...

Caregiver Crossing Exclusive: The Longest Day

June 21, 2023
June 21st is The Longest Day of the year but is also the day that we set aside to raise awareness of the toll that Alzheimer’s disease takes on individuals...

Through a Trial of Tears: A Black Family’s Story of Generational Wealth

June 11, 2023
What a fun show! We are joined this week by Gloria Scoggins, author of Through a Trial of Tears: A Black Family’s Story of Generational Wealth, who shares what her...

End of Life Doula Program

June 04, 2023
Death and dying aren’t topics that we like to discuss, but on today’s show, we are. We are joined in studio by Abby Vincent, LCSW & newest Joy’s House staff member...

Harmony Cares

May 15, 2023
As a caregiver, have you ever experienced difficulty in getting your loved one to their doctor's appointment? In this episode, we talk with Gina Middaugh, with Harmony Cares, a visiting physician's...

6 Body Parts You Shouldn’t Ignore After 50

May 08, 2023
We all have aches and pains from time to time, but did you know that there are certain body parts that doctors recommend that you don’t ignore after 50? In this...

Enhanced Spiritual Care for ICU Caregivers

April 24, 2023
In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers found that enhanced spiritual support for ICU caregivers significantly reduced anxiety while showing an increase in spiritual well-being and satisfaction. In this week’s episode, we are...

Same As U

April 17, 2023
Once aged out of the school system individuals living with developmental disabilities often face uncertainty in their next steps. Today we are joined by Jennifer Sell, Founder of Same As U,...

Valuing the Invaluable

April 10, 2023
Family caregivers provide around-the-clock care for their aging or disabled loved ones. Today we are joined by Sarah Waddle, AARP IN State Director who shares the results of a recent study...

Get Moving: 6 tips from Savvy Caregivers

April 03, 2023
If you don’t move it…. You lose it. Today we are discussing an article written by Teempa Snow, highlighting tips from savvy caregivers on how to keep your loved one active and moving. Links:...

Caregiver Bill of Rights

March 27, 2023
We are a nation that loves a good movement. As our society faces a growing older population, and the number of caregivers grow, there is a new movement on the horizon. In...

This Job is not for the faint of heart

March 20, 2023
Caring full time care for one person can cause strain on a family. In this episode, we are joined by Linda VanderWeir, who shares the lessons learned from her families experience...

Adaptive Equipment to Keep Your Loved One Safe at Home

March 06, 2023
Oftentimes, caregivers must place their loved one in a long-term care facility because they don’t have the equipment or know-how to safely care for them in their home. Today we are...

The Importance of having grab-and-go paperwork?

February 27, 2023
In the case of an emergency, we shouldn’t have to worry whether we have all the necessary documents needed to provide optimum care for ourselves or a loved one. On today’s...

Is Central Indiana a good place to grow old?

February 22, 2023
Is Central Indiana a good place to grow old? Are the basic needs of older adults in Central Indiana being met? What are emerging trends and issues related to older...

Vits for brain health

February 13, 2023
We need a variety of nutrients to remain healthy and for our bodies (and brains) to operate at an optimal level. On this episode of Caregiver Crossing, we discuss a recent article...

What now

February 06, 2023
Did you notice a change in your loved one over the holiday season? Are they becoming less independent? Do you wonder….. What Now? On this episode of Caregiver Crossing, we talk with Anastasia...

Hospice

January 30, 2023
Hospice care focuses on the care, comfort, and quality of life for a person who is approaching the end of life. On this episode of Caregiver Crossing, we talk with Helen...

Common Sleep Disorders 

January 16, 2023
Between 40-70% of older adults in the U.S suffer from chronic sleep issues. Since sleep is one of the most impactful and healing natural processes we have for our bodies,...

How Sleep Changes as We Age 

January 09, 2023
Between 40-70% of older adults in the U.S suffer from chronic sleep issues. Since sleep is one of the most impactful and healing natural processes we have for our bodies,...

How to Beat the Winter Blues 

January 03, 2023
Falls and hypothermia are likely to top the list of caregiver concerns during the icy winter months, but seniors are also at risk for some lesser-known health hazards. Seasonal affective...

Support for Medically Complex Warriors 

December 26, 2022
We have talked in the past about Structured Family Care, which provides live-in caregivers with the opportunity to be paid for the care of their adult loved ones. However, caregivers...

Speech Therapy  

December 19, 2022
Speech therapy for seniors is often necessary when recovering from the debilitating consequences of a stroke or dementia.  It may also be necessary after a head injury. The ability to...

How to Choose a Rehab Center 

December 15, 2022
If someone in your life needs specialized care to recover after a surgery, acute illness, or stroke, rehabilitation therapy could be the solution. There are several things that need to...

Aging by Design 

December 05, 2022
In this week’s episode, Tina and Terri discuss what it means to age by design. How do desires and priorities shift as we age, why do we fail to notice...

Food Insecurity in Grandfamilies 

November 28, 2022
To best serve older adults and increase the age-friendliness of your community, it is important to ask for and record information from older adults on a variety of topics. Collecting...

The Power of Senior Voices in Surveys 

November 22, 2022
To best serve older adults and increase the age-friendliness of your community, it is important to ask for and record information from older adults on a variety of topics. Collecting...

CICOA Program Updates & Announcements with Tauhric Brown

November 14, 2022
According to AARP, more than 90 percent of people aged 60 or older want to stay in their home and community for as long as possible. One primary barrier to...

Original Guided Imagery Meditation (narrated by Tina McIntosh)

November 07, 2022
If you listened to last week’s episode you are aware that guided imagery meditation is an effective relaxation technique with clinically proven benefits for you mental and physical health. You...

The Benefits of Guided Imagery Meditation

November 01, 2022
Guided imagery is a relaxation technique that draws on your ability to visualize and daydream. It’s easy to practice whenever and wherever you are. All you have to do is...

Life Giving Dementia Care

October 24, 2022
“Once a caregiver, always a caregiver – it changes you that much.”That is a quote from Winnie the Pooh about weeds and flowers is a perfect summation of the message...

Walking Each Other Home: Spiritual Companionship for Caregivers

October 04, 2022
Each of the 5.6 million Americans with dementia has one or more caregivers struggling to make meaning while watching their loved one’s personality vanish. The caregiver is sure to be...

Guardianship Solutions

September 26, 2022
Elderly guardianship, also known as elderly conservatorship, is a legal relationship created when a court appoints an individual to care for an elderly person who is no longer able to...

Counseling

September 21, 2022
Research studies show that prolonged isolation of individuals leads to depression and anxiety. The anxiety and depression increase exponentially as people enter the senior age group. To combat the epidemic...

Toxic Burden

September 12, 2022
They are in our air, in our water, in our soils, and in our food supply: Toxins and chemical pollutants are everywhere -- including in our bodies. So, how do...

Relaxation Techniques for Caregivers

September 06, 2022
If you are a "typical" caregiver, then you are strapped for time and under way too much stress. You don’t need a study to know that many caregivers feel financial,...

Studies Confirm the Value of Caregiver Engagement Across Health Care Transitions

August 29, 2022
Family caregivers play a crucial role in the successful healthcare transitions of the loved ones. They are uniquely capable of monitoring their loved one’s progress and spotting red-flags early on;...

Studies Confirm the Value of Caregiver Engagement Across Health Care Transitions

August 22, 2022
Family caregivers play a crucial role in the successful healthcare transitions of the loved ones. They are uniquely capable of monitoring their loved one’s progress and spotting red-flags early on;...

The Helping the Helpers App & Study: Innovations in Medication Management for Caregivers

August 15, 2022
More than 21 million people provide unpaid care for millions of people living with dementia in the U.S. With input from caregivers, researchers from Regenstrief Institute, Indiana University, the University...

On the Diagnosis of Dementia

August 09, 2022
A recent study by the Alzheimer’s Society found that over half (56%) of people surveyed are put off seeking a dementia diagnosis for up to a year or more. According...

How to Handle a Heat Wave

August 03, 2022
Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable yet annually many people succumb to extreme heat. Historically, from 1979-2003, excessive heat exposure caused 8,015 deaths in the United States. During this period,...

Poop 101

July 26, 2022
Poop happens — to everyone. Although it's natural to flush and hit the sink without a second glance, peeking at what's in the toilet bowl can benefit your health. And...

Breaking Stigma, Making Friends

July 20, 2022
Stigma around dementia encompasses any negative attitude or discriminatory behavior against people living with dementia, just based on having the disease. When a disease is as prevalent as dementia, yet...

Caregiver Self-Care

July 12, 2022
Caregiving is one of the most important and reward rolls you can have in life, but the strain (left unmanaged) can take a heavy toll. If you are a caregiving...

AmeriCorps offers opportunities for senior Volunteerism and Companionship

July 04, 2022
Retirement is an exciting proposition. No more early morning wake-up calls or long days plowing through a stressful workload. We’ve all dreamt of having the free time to do as...

Family Caregivers Can Get Paid: An Introduction to Structured Family Care

June 27, 2022
Structured family caregiving is one way for states to handle the needs of an aging population that’s growing rapidly and living longer. It is a government program that empowers caregivers...

LGBT Caregiving in America

June 22, 2022
June 26th – this coming Monday – marks the anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court case, Obergefell v Hodges, which made same-sex marriage legal in all 50 US states. Some...

The Perks of Aging

June 13, 2022
There are a lot of things to look forward to as we age, and they don’t get nearly enough attention. That’s why today’s episode is dedicated to celebrating the perks...

Common fears about aging, Part 1

June 07, 2022
One of the keys to caring for our aging loved ones is understanding the things that worry them. Older adults may not feel comfortable raising these concerns with others, especially...

Downsizing Safely and Legally

May 30, 2022
Most older adults will consider the option of downsizing, moving to a smaller home, and selling off unneeded assets. While this process can offer benefits to seniors and to their...

When to Consider Assisted Living and How to Find the Right Community

May 16, 2022
There are various types of senior housing and levels of care to consider when searching the right senior living arrangement for you or your loved one. These are key details,...

Life After Caregiving (Caregiver Interview)

May 10, 2022
Caregiving can become so central to our lives and identities that it can be difficult to image life after. How do we transition when our loved one moves out of...