A Cup of Comfort™ with Trish Laub: CareHero™ topics that nobody wants to talk about

A Cup of Comfort™ with Trish Laub: CareHero™ topics that nobody wants to talk about

Welcome to A Cup of Comfort. This show is about CareHero™ topics that nobody wants to talk about. You might be listening and thinking that you aren’t a CareHero™. But everyone has either been, are, will be or will need … a CareHero™. And if you still think you aren’t a CareHero™, think back, perhaps you tended to a younger sibling's cut finger or babysat for a neighbor’s child. You are a CareHero™. Perhaps your journey of care started with delivering groceries for a loved one and has now become more demanding. Maybe you were thrown into the fire and became a CareHero™ during a medical crisis. The specific roles may be different - you may care for a parent, a spouse, a sibling, child, or friend – but the challenges are the same. Getting the tools that you need to navigate the maze of unfamiliar options can be overwhelming, especially under pressure and during a crisis. I know, I have been there. There were hundreds of books filled with hundreds of pages that I didn’t have the time to read. There were organizations waiting to help me but that I couldn’t find because I didn’t know the language specific to the services to even search for them. I am here to help you with all of it – no CareHero™ topic is off-limits. I am here to share with you the concise, actionable information, as well as my fresh perspective about living with Alzheimer’s and providing dignified care through the end of life for anyone with a life-altering diagnosis. I will share with you everything that I learned and wrote into three quick-reference guide books in order to help others like you. Grab a cup of your favorite beverage, sit back, and let me help you on your CareHero™ journey. We will talk and share, we may laugh and we may share a tear or two, and we will always share A Cup of Comfort. In 2002 Trish Laub was told that her father was being treated for Alzheimer’s. Trish and her husband moved from suburban Chicago to the Denver area in 2012 not only to enjoy the beautiful mountains but also to be closer to her parents. Just 48 hours after Trish arrived in town, her father suffered an unexpected medical crisis, setting into motion a two and one-half year journey of care. Trish served as a caregiver and manager of her parents’ daily and medical care, as well as the care team. The process continued through their end of life and the settlement of their estate. Trish has continued to gain experience over the past eight years by participating in the care and end of life of loved ones and consulting for others. With her abundant expertise, Trish has created Comfort in their Journey®. Her award-winning Comfort in Their Journey® book series (A Most Meaningful Life, Peaceful Endings, and Through the Rabbit Hole) provides the clear, concise, and easily accessible information that she wishes had been available to her. Trish offers readers her story and experience, and the opportunity to thrive during the caregiving process. These nuts-and-bolts books enable caregivers to be quick studies, think, and then act by making informed decisions. After spending 18 years developing computer systems, Trish went on to cofound both a national dance education company and a national nonprofit prevention theater company focused on helping at-risk teens. She is a Black Belt instructor of The Nia Technique® and has been licensed since 1999. Using her previous computer and teaching experience in combination with her most recent caregiving experience, Trish provides practical guidance for dignified care through the end of life through her book series, speaking engagements, and workshops, and consulting.

Episodes

October 12, 2021 27 min
Join me live with Robert Pardi as we share the important role of stories from people we admire as a source of inspiration.
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A huge, life-altering event can give you a whole new perspective on life. Each year Robert Pardi takes some time to reflect both on the amazing gift his wife was in his life and how he learned so much, and was positively forever changed, during his time with her and by having been her CareHero . Robert shares the lessons that he learned.
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September 14, 2021 25 min
Every CareHero journey is different but the endgame is the same: to provide the very best dignifed and compassoinate care possible leaving no regrets. While we think that CareHero success is based on knowing all the right things to do each day while providing care, the foundation for no regrets is laid before care even begins.
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Do you think about the words that you use and how they affect your CareHero experience? Words are powerful. They not only describe our every experience, they also evoke the emotion that surrounds it. The words we choose can change our perception, dispel or propagate a stigma and in the end, they affect our experience as a CareHero . Of all the words available, there is one CareHero power word. What words do you use? The choice is...
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August 10, 2021 26 min
This is the show that is all about YOU, the CareHero . What is a CareHero ? How can Trish Laub help? Tune in and learn about how Trish can help you on your CareHero journey.
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Christina Keys chased the American Dream, had a successful career and then one moment changed everything. Being a caregiver for her mother changed her life. She went from a near death experience to changing her life and helping thousands of caregivers, turning a mess into a message of hope.
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Providing care for someone who's experiencing dementia is expensive--both in dollars and stress. Judy Cornish describes how to work with dementia instead of against it, so you can preserve companionship and joy and postpone more expensive memory care options as long as possible.
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Running a successful business, managing a farm and providing care for children, Megan Fuller shares the time management and self-care process that ensures that her cup is full and sustains others.
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A huge, life-altering event can give you a whole new perspective on life. Each year Robert Pardi takes some time to reflect both on the amazing gift his wife was in his life and how he learned so much, and was positively forever changed, during his time with her and by having been her CareHero . Robert shares the lessons that he learned.
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Are you missing this person from your CareHero Toolbox?

Senior Placement Agent Cameron Crawford shares how a local agent provides the service that might be missing from your toolbox. This service, that is free to families, can save you tons of time and stress when your loved one can no longer stay home or is looking for another living option.
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Small acts of compassion and care make a huge difference at the end of life. Felicity Warner, founder of Soul Midwives, talks about the simple but effective things you can offer to the dyi ng when medicine has reached its limits.
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While providing care for his wife, Robert Pardi learned about resilience. Robert shares that resilience is crucial to managing change in life and our ability to use life, instead of being used by life. While we are all born resilient, Robert learned that we are usually unaware of it until our back is against the wall and that with the right tools, one can understand how to access resilience on demand to maintain positivity in any s...
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Faced with the increasing challenges of her mom s memory loss symptoms and the possibility of having to move her to a residential living community, psychologist Dr. Roshonda Contee was desperate to find something to help her mom. This CareHero shares her journey to finding a solution.
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Do you think about the words that you use and how they affect your CareHero experience? Words are powerful. They not only describe our every experience, they also evoke the emotion that surrounds it. The words we choose can change our perception, dispel or propagate a stigma and in the end, they affect our experience as a CareHero . Of all the words available, there is one CareHero power word. What words do you use? The choice is...
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Is your loved one struggling with anxiety, phobias or being stuck in an "emotional loop"? Mental health counselor Ashley Swanson discusses the benefits of EVOX perception reframing technology and how it can be used as an experiential therapeutic tool when working with caregivers as well as loved ones receiving care. Ashley highlights other experiential forms of therapy that hold major benefits for both caregivers and their ...
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Therese Laub explains how aging affects our skin and how skin damage, no matter how minor, can lead to an open wound that requires professional care. Learn how to identify when something small can turn into something big, how to prevent wounds from developing and when we should seek help.
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Episode Title Description: What you know about those in your care extends beyond their medical history, their daily medications and their diagnosis. You also know their personalities, their moods, their routines and how they normally express themselves. All of this information can be invaluable when a person in your care suffers an acute medical crisis.
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Skye ONeil offers a conversation about the misunderstood and often emotionally charged topics that people are reticent to talk about: palliative care, hospice and death with dignity in the US. She provides clarity not only on what these services offer but also takes a look at when, how and why to consider these choices.
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Cathe Russe will share the psycho-social impact for those with diminished hearing and offergood communications habits to employ when interacting with someone with hearing loss. She will shed light on what to watch for if your loved one needs a hearing health assessment and considerations when buying hearing aids.
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Rev. Lynsie Buteyn shares how your challenges can help you bloom into your full potential. Illness, life-transitions, and trauma may end the life you knew, but it doesnt mean your life is over. Find out how your life challenges may just be a call to action for opening to a better self and new possibilities.
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