Caregiver’s Best Friend

Caregiver’s Best Friend

Presbyterian Villages of Michigan’s Resources and Tips for the Caregiving Community, with your host, Lynn Alexander. During this podcast series, Lynn will draw upon her deep experience in caregiving, senior living, and respite services to engage with expert guests and share innovative tips, resources, and support for caregivers.

Episodes

October 10, 2023 23 mins

Today, Lynn Alexander is joined by Roger Myers, President & CEO of PVM, as well as Katie Sloan, President & CEO of LeadingAge. They discuss the goals of LeadingAge and the importance of honoring Roger Myers with their highest recognition of Award of Honor for his 40+ years of exceptional contributions to creating opportunities for older adults to live their best lives. Roger also recalls the many moments that have impacted ...

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Today, Lynn Alexander is joined by three summer interns from the LeadingAge Summer Enrichment Series program at PVM—Alexandra, Edgar, and Emmanuel—to discuss their backgrounds, areas of study, and their experience so far. They also talk about their plans for the future and how they will apply what they have learned through this innovative program at PVM.

Website: https://www.caregiversbestfriend.org/

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August 28, 2023 16 mins

Lynn Alexander discusses the importance of planning financially and strategically for long-term care before it becomes an immediate priority for yourself or for your loved one(s). She shares valuable insights and information on how to plan ahead and be prepared to pay for long-term care, using different strategies such as Medicaid, or other alternative programs, and even long-term care insurance. Lynn also discusses the benefit of ...

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Lynn Alexander is joined today by The Village of East Harbor Executive Director David Miller. David Miller has been with Presbyterian Villages of Michigan for over 35 years, and tells us a bit about himself and what led him to join PVM. He also tells us about the programs and therapy options available at The Village of East Harbor, as well as what makes this award-winning campus so unique for residents. Don’t forget to check out Th...

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December 30, 2022 9 mins

Lynn Alexander talks about the importance of family dynamics when it comes to caregiving for loved ones. It’s important that family members recognize what might be going on behind the scenes with their loved ones, and find a way to make things happen in a positive way for their best outcome.

Listen in to hear helpful tips for family caregivers in navigating family dynamics when providing care to their loved ones.

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December 28, 2022 17 mins

Audra Frye is the Director of Sales and Marketing at Presbyterian Villages of Michigan. She joins Lynn Alexander to talk about the importance of planning now and having family and staff involved to help create the best environment possible for a loved one when considering senior living arrangements.

Listen in to hear helpful tips on planning ahead for senior living care.

Website: https://www.caregiversbestfriend.org/

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For over 40 years, Dr. Graddy-Dansby has focused her medical practice on working with the elderly. She was initially inspired by her relationship with her grandfather, and the feeling that seniors were often “invisible” within the community. In this episode, Lynn discusses Dr. Graddy-Dansby’s experiences with advocating for equitable medical care and access for seniors, the importance of training new physicians to focus on geriatri...

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Lynn Alexander shares her background personally in the caregiving community, and professionally as an advocate for senior living and as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Presbyterian Villages of Michigan. During this podcast series, Lynn will draw upon her deep experience in caregiving, senior living, and respite services to engage with expert guests and share innovative tips, resources, and support for caregiver...

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