Episode 008: Part 2: How do you find a GCM, what are some resources to help you care for an aging parent, animal pet therapy

Episode Description: Host Zack Demopoulos continues his discussion with Wendy Sabin,  MSW, LCSW (check out Episode 007 for Part 1:  http://bit.ly/2sSpTIz) about how to hire a GCM (Geriatric Care Manager), resources they can help you with caring for your aging parents, Wendy’s dog Sophie who is training for pet animal therapy and how important this therapy.  […]

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Episode 005: Step 9 “Be There”

Episode Description: The discussion on The 9 Beginner Steps to Raising Parents is concluded with the introduction of Step 9 “Be There.” Stories and tips are shared about how important being there emotionally for the aging adult you are caring for, as well as being there physically with them. Zack Demopoulos is your host and […]

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Episode 004: 9 Beginner Steps to Raising Parents (part 4)

Episode Description: Step 7 “Be Fun” and Step 8 “Be Loving” are introduced as the next of the 9 Beginner Steps to Raising Parents or an Aging Adult. Stories and tips are shared about how important having fun is for the person you are caring for as well as yourself. Fun includes laughter and music. […]

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Episode 003: 9 Beginner Steps to Raising Parents (part 3)

Show Notes: Step 5 “Be Compassionate.” Zack opens up asking “what are the top three things you want in an exceptional caregiver?” Compassion is the top choice after hiring over 300 professional caregivers. A study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (see full study here) showed that 40 seconds of compassionate communication from a physician […]

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Episode 002: 9 Beginner Steps to Raising Parents (part 2)

Show Notes: Step 3 “Be Talking and Listening.” Zack asks one of his clients, Helen Mintz, “Is there a good way to have a conversation with an aging parent so that you can tell them they need help and they will actually listen?!” Client gives real-life example and insights. Zack shares article by Toby Ehrlich, […]

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Episode 001: 9 Beginner Steps to Raising Parents (part 1)

Show Notes: Common themes can be seen whenever we think about experiences such as: running a home care agency, dealing with families of clients, caring for our own parents, or raising our own kids. We call those themes the 9 Beginner Steps to Raising Parents which are in no particular order except Step 1 “Be […]

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