These three frequent issues are just a few of the questions the families bring to Professional Geriatric Care Managers who are also called “Aging Life Care Experts.”
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Download a PDF of the April 2022 Newsletter Where do family members start when they get the call that Mom had a stroke or Dad had another fall? What about the spouse caring for someone with a dementia? Do they have a plan if something happens to them while caregiving?About 80% of you would have said you would look on the internet. What words would you have used to find someone to give you guidance,…
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Download a PDF of the March 2022 Newsletter Years ago, I directed an Alzheimer’s Respite program and my most dedicated volunteer was a retired nurse with the patience of a saint. Esther was volunteering into her 90s and always took the most anxious participant to companion with for the entire afternoon. When I asked her why she volunteered she said it gave her life a sense of purpose; she was learning new skills and said…
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Download a PDF of the February 2022 Newsletter “Hope Springs Eternal.” That saying is from “An Essay on Man,” by Alexander Pope. People always hope for the best, even in the face of adversity. This is what we want to hang onto and what I try to help all my clients find. However, in the midst of pain, this “elusive hope” can be a forgotten blur. Waiting and wishing for a change in our physical…
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In a new episode of Absolute Trust Talk, Linda Fodrini-Johnson, licensed family therapist and professional certified care manager, joins host Kristen Howe as they discuss how to have a talk with elderly parents about their care needs. Many of us have been reconnecting with elderly parents and loved ones for the first time in a long time. And while we may have been in touch over the phone or via Zoom, you might be surprised…
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Download a PDF of the January 2022 Newsletter Holidays can often make us more aware that an aging family member needs extra memory care. Maybe we had a visit with mom or dad for the first time since the pandemic and see changes that warrant intervention. Or maybe as a spouse, we recognize changes in our partner and realize it might be time to think about what comes next for his or her well-being. This…
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Listen to Linda's interview on Two Mike's Parkinson's Podcast, which provides humor, music, and inspiring guests to help those affected by Parkinson's. In addition to sharing tips from her book, The Empowered Caregiver, Linda speaks specifically about several issues, including Planning joyful outings for those living with Parkinson'sComplex family relationships and how they can impact the caregiving roleSelf-care for those in the caregiver roleAdvanced Healthcare Directives & End-of-life planning Click to listen to the full…
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This month we’ll focus on how to make holiday visits successful, whether you’re going across town or across the country.
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When you fight hard, you seek out every possible resource and engage a great team, but then your family member dies and you feel you didn’t do all you could. We end up feeling guilty, even knowing that this is part of the process and it can hit us hard.
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Watch Linda's interview with Valeria Van Booven of Approved Senior Network's Senior Care Industry Netcast. In this interview, Linda discusses her work with aging adults and their children, and what you'll find in her new Amazon Best Seller book, The Empowered Caregiver.
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