All Home Care Matters

All Home Care Matters

All Home Care Matters is an informative podcast and YouTube show that helps viewers and listeners learn about resources, tips, & discussion on all things home care.

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September 27, 2021 49 min

All Home Care Matters welcomes back, Alexis Baker MT-BC. Alexis joins All Home Care Matters to share an exciting and helpful new resource for families and caregivers that her company Bridgetown Music Therapy is offering.

 

Alexis and Bridgetown Music Therapy is offering online music therapy courses to help families and caregivers. During this interview we explore what music therapy is and how it can help families and their loved on...

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All Home Care Matters is honored to welcome our guest, Dr. Richard Caro the co-founder of Tech-Enhanced Life.

 

Dr. Richard G. Caro is co-founder of Tech-enhanced Life, a Public Benefit corporation with the mission of improving the quality of life of the aging and their families. He is also CEO of TangibleFuture, Inc., an interventional management consultancy. Tech-enhanced Life is a Public Benefit corporation with the mission of i...

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All Home Care Matters is privileged to share with our listeners and viewers an exclusive interview with the Director and Creator of the new dementia documentary, Renée Brack. Renée was also joined by Dementia Champion, Tim England. Tim was a part of the film as an expert consultant.

Throughout this in-depth interview and discussion of the film we explore Renée's journey from finding out her father was diagnosed with dementia to...

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Today’s Quick Tips episode is a part of our new Nutritional Health for Seniors mini-series. First, we want to thank all of our viewers and listeners for joining us for this mini-series, and please, let us know what you want our next series to be. For today’s episode, we’ve gathered some tips, tools, and resources that we think can help you and your loved one with dementia ensure that they are able to get the nutrition they need. ...

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September 8, 2021 54 min

All Home Care Matters is honored to welcome a very special guest, Vicki MacGregor.

 

Vicki is sharing her personal story and experience of her son, Stephen. Stephen was diagnosed with Williams Syndrome when he was 13 months old. We discuss what it was like as she was raising Stephen and the trials and accomplishments that they experienced.

 

Vicki is sharing her story for the first time in a very long time and shares how she handle...

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All Home Care Matters is honored to welcome a very special guest on this episode, Bill Cohen CSA. Bill is a caregiver support group leader and speaker, an Alzheimer's Association volunteer and advocate, Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)®, and the owner of Cohen Caregiving Support Consultants LLC.

 

Bill's journey to becoming a Caregiver consultant did not happen immediately. It was the journey once his mother was diagnosed wit...

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On today’s Quick Tips episode, we are talking about how to handle siblings who are in denial about a parent’s health. First, we’ll talk about ways you can understand denial and why your siblings may be in denial about your parent’s health. Then, we’ll move on to ways you can approach your parent’s health with your siblings. Finally, we’ll talk about a few different communication tactics you can use when talking about your parent’s ...

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Today, we are talking about how to talk with your children about their grandparents with dementia. First, we’ll discuss what dementia is and how it affects the whole family. Then, we’ll talk about a few ways to approach the subject with your children. After that, we’ll dive into ways your children can interact with a loved one with dementia. Finally, we’ll end the episode with questions and answers by and from real families experie...

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August 19, 2021 18 min

Today we are talking about something many of our listeners, viewers, and especially those with parents that have cognitive issues, like Alzheimer’s and dementia, experience, and that is parenting the parent. First, we’ll talk a little bit about what we mean by parenting the parent. Next, we’ll talk about the role of an adult child in the caregiving role and help you prepare for this new role reversal in your life. Then, we’ll move ...

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August 11, 2021 14 min

Before we get started we want to give you a quick update on the interview we had schedule for today’s episode. Unfortunately, when we began the interview we started having some technical difficulties and due to the importance and nature of the interview we collectively decided it would be best to reschedule it.

 

So in place of the interview, we are going to be discussing an issue that has or will affect every family at some point ...

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On this episode of All Home Care Matters, we are going to be talking about Common Issues to Address when Helping Aging Parents. We’ve gathered some tips, tools, and resources that we think can help you and your aging parents navigate this new, possibly difficult, and confusing path. Now, let’s move on to the rest of the show.

 

Many older adults don’t need any help in their day-to-day lives, but that may change with time, especiall...

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All Home Care Matters had the privilege of welcoming music therapist, Alexis Baker to the show. During the interview Alexis demonstrates and shares how music therapy through a therapeutic process helps seniors and olders adults become engaged and active through music. Alexis is founder and owner of Bridgetown Music Therapy, which improves the lives of older adults through the use of music. She is a licensed and board-certified musi...

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Today, we are going to be discussing everyday activities that boost memory in older adults. First, we’ll talk about cognitive health, what it is, and things that affect it. Then, we will differentiate between normal age-related memory and cognitive issues that most individuals experience and the cognitive decline that happens with cognitive issues, such as Alzheimer’s or dementia.

 

After which we will see why cognitive function de...

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All Home Care Matters is honored to welcome Lauren Dykovitz to the show to discuss her new book and her journey caring, loving, and supporting her mother who was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer's. Through caring for her mother she wanted to help others facing similar situations with their loved ones.

As a result she has written two books and started a blog that attracts thousands of readers to help them with caregiving 101...

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July 25, 2021 9 min

Today on All Home Care Matters we will be discussing a Quick Tips episode about safely aging in place. We’ve gathered some tips, tools, and resources that we think can help you and your loved one stay safe at home.

 

If you have loved ones who have decided that they want to remain living in their home then we hope that these tips and resources will help you and them. Let’s get started.

 

Each year, the number of seniors that choose...

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Today on All Home Care Matters, we have the privilege of welcoming International Dementia Expert, Speaker, and Champion, Mr. Tim England.

 

Tim England demystifies and destigmatized dementia in the community and advocates for people living with dementia and their families to live well. Being a Dementia Care Specialist, an experienced Educator, an effective Consultant and an Advance Care Planner he encourages others to make a positi...

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All Home Care Matters is honored and privileged to welcome Author and Hospice Nurse, Beth Cavenaugh R.N. to the show for a discussion on hospice and her book Some Light at the End now in its 4th edition. A terminal diagnosis can be scary and the options can feel so limited. Knowing what to expect and what to ask will help you ease into the end of your life with a plan.   Find peace and beauty in the next steps so you can make inf...
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July 19, 2021 16 min

Today on All Home Care Matters, we are going to be discussing Medicare. First, we will be talking about what Medicare is and how it differs from Medicaid and other insurances. Then, we’ll look into how you can apply and receive Medicare before moving on to talk about how Medicare can help you and your family.

 

If you’re ready to learn more about Medicare then let’s get started.

 

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, Medicare...

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Today on All Home Care Matters, we are going to be talking about how hospice helps families. If you want to learn more about hospice, you can watch or listen to our previous episodes, What is Hospice, or What is Palliative Care. You can find them on our website, wherever you get your podcasts, or on our YouTube channel. Today we’re going to go over what hospice is, how it began, and how it is helping families today. Now let’s move ...

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On this episode of All Home Care Matters, we are going to be discussing how to talk with your loved one with Dementia. If you are new to the show we have multiple episodes and resources on Dementia and Alzheimer’s. If there is a specific topic or situation that you are looking for you can find them on our website, wherever you get your podcasts, or on our YouTube channel, where we have an entire playlist dedicated to Dementia.

 

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