Resources and tips for caregivers from an insider’s perspective
January 25, 2021
Patrick Broccolo, co-owner of Senior 1 Care, talks about the services they provide, helping people become more independent rather than dependent, and his top tips for caregivers. Patrick also opens up about his personal experience as a caregiver to his mother-in-law.
Dustin Ziegler talks about making Indiana the most dementia friendly state in the U.S.
January 18, 2021
Dustin Ziegler, is the VP of Community Programs for CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions. He joins us to talk about the Dementia Friends Indiana movement – a movement to make Indiana the most dementia friendly state in the U.S. Find out where Indiana ranks, what’s being done, and where we are headed. Dustin also talks about new partnerships and how they benefit individuals living with Dementia and their caregivers.
Uniting quality senior service providers to aging resources
January 11, 2021
Jim Morgan shares his passion for serving the community and our seniors in this week’s episode of Caregiver Crossing. He talks about Life’s Copilot, central Indiana’s premiere resource for connecting area seniors with dependable professionals, products, and services. Find out why it’s so important to unite quality senior service providers to those in need of aging resources.
The value of preparing food in advance, with love and heart
January 05, 2021
Matt Mills, with Mills Catering, talks about the importance, value, and ease of preparing food in advance as a caregiver. Most importantly is getting the most out of the process. From freezing meals to foods “getting acquainted” in a crockpot, Matt covers quite a bit in this episode. For Matt, the key is to try and have a plan, do it out of love, and know that it’s ok to fail.
Patricia Flockhart shares her love story, heartbreak, and gives advice for other caregivers
December 21, 2020
Patricia, a dear friend of Joy’s House, shares a beautiful love story and the heartbreak she endured after her husband, Michael, died. Patricia was a true advocate for Michael while he was living with dementia. In this episode, Patricia encourages others to seek help and answers when caring for a loved one.
Tina and Terri talk about the holidays and share tips for caregivers
December 18, 2020
For some caregivers, the holidays are a joyful time caring for and spending time with loved ones, celebrating with family traditions. But for others, the holidays can add stress and sadness. In this episode, Tina and Terri share some tips for help caregivers during the holiday season.
Stevi Kersh is a new caregiver, caring for her 103-year-old mom
December 14, 2020Stevi talks about her experience as a new caregiver. She shares some information that’s relatable and helpful to all caregivers. Her mom suffered a stroke over a year ago. Stevi chose to leave her successful career to care for her mom. They’re laughing and crying together, and they’re reconnecting. It’s the hardest job Stevi has ever had, but she wouldn’t change a thing.
Sarah Waddle, AARP
December 07, 2020
Sarah Waddle serves as the State Director for AARP – the place that some call the “go-to place for feeling good about aging”. Sarah talks about the latest AARP news and the important work being done for people 50+. We are all aging every day and AARP is empowering people how to live successfully as they age. She talks about the organization’s social impact, advocacy work, and some of the challenges aging people are facing.
DR. LOUIS PROFETA TALKS MORE ABOUT COVID-19, FLU SEASON AND CAREGIVING
November 30, 2020
Dr. Louis Profeta joins Caregiver Crossing to talk more about COVID-19, flu season, and caregiving. Is it a cold or COVID? Dr. Profeta talks about the difference between the two, his thoughts on the timing of a COVID vaccine, and what caregivers need to know. He also talks about the “sandwich generation” and caring for parents and kids during the pandemic.
Grace Whiting Talks About the State of Caregiving
November 23, 2020
A recently released report indicates that today’s family caregivers are 61% are women, 39% are men, 61% work, 34% are boomers, 45% have had at least one financial impact. In this episode, Grace Whiting, President & CEO for the National Alliance for Caregiving, talks about the organization, their latest research study, and the critical work they are doing to help friend and family caregivers.
Matt Mills talks about nutrition and healthy eating for seniors
November 16, 2020
Matt Mills started Mills Catering two decades ago with a simple mission to make good food for good people. Matt talks about comfort foods, balancing healthy habits, and being intentional about good nutrition. He chats about how caregivers can make simple steps to help those they love with healthy meals.
Andrew Bradford talks about safe places at Conner Prairie for people living with dementia
November 09, 2020
Andrew Bradford is the VP and Chief Advancement Officer at Conner Prairie - an interactive, hands-on outdoor living history museum that welcomes nearly 400,000 visitors of all ages. Andrew talks about the significant work they are doing to make the museum a friendlier place for people living with dementia, including creating safe places for people to enjoy a world-class museum, dementia training for staff members, and plans for the future.
Shelley O’Connell talks about helping seniors navigate health care services
November 02, 2020
Shelley O’Connell is the Director, Post-Acute Clinical & Community Based Services at Community Touchpoint. She talks about helping seniors access and navigate health care services, while maximizing their quality of life through fun and fellowship with other seniors. She shares information about their free services, resources and programs.
Stephanie Monroe talks about what’s happening with African Americans and Alzheimer’s
October 26, 2020
This episode features Stephanie Monroe, Executive Director of African Americans Against Alzheimer’s, the first national network created specifically to respond to the disparate impact of Alzheimer’s on African Americans. Stephanie shares some startling stats and talks about social determinants of health, the lack of attention to our brain health, and the need for more participation among minorities in clinical trials. Stephanie is a caregiver to her father who is living with Alzheimer’s and understands the costs and emotional strain of the disease.