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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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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.

    An Interview with Dementia Expert and Educator Teepa Snow

    An Interview with Dementia Expert and Educator Teepa Snow

    All Home Care Matters was honored to sit down with Teepa Snow one of the world’s leading advocates and educators for anyone living with dementia or other forms of brain change to learn more about her story and to help provide tips and resources for families facing dementia.
     
    Teepa is an Occupational Therapist with over forty years of rich and varied clinical and academic experience. Her philosophy is reflective of her education, work experience, medical research, and first-hand caregiving experiences. Her advocacy efforts led her to the development of the GEMS® State Model for understanding the progression of dementia and changes in abilities. She also created the Positive Approach to Care® training strategies, which are effective techniques for anyone seeking to optimize care and support for those living with brain change. As the Education Director of Eastern North Carolina’s Alzheimer’s Association, she also helped to create the nation’s award-winning DVD entitled Accepting the Challenge: Providing the Best Care for People with Dementia. Her user- friendly approaches provide guidance and leadership to national efforts to promote best practices in care.
     
    Teepa’s company, Positive Approach to Care (PAC), was founded in 2006 and is now collaborating to improve dementia care in over thirty countries worldwide. PAC provides online and in-person services, training, and products to professionals, family members, the lay public, and people living with brain change. Please visit www.teepasnow.com for educational video clips, DVDs, books, information on individual certifications, online support groups, virtual and onsite trainings, or to subscribe to a free monthly newsletter. Teepa presents with extraordinary expertise and humor to audiences large and small throughout the world. Please join in her mission to improve the culture of dementia care, one mind at a time.

    • 42 min
    The Importance of Caregivers Being Heard with Dr. Edward Smink (Part 2 of 3)

    The Importance of Caregivers Being Heard with Dr. Edward Smink (Part 2 of 3)

    All Home Care Matters welcomes Dr. Smink for the second part of his three part mini-series on The Soul of Caregiving.

    In part 2 we explore the importance of caregivers being heard and the importance of being able to share and tell their story.

     
    In part 1 of the mini-series, Dr. Smink explored the tension that most caregivers experience between service to others and self-care which he calls Soul-Care. Being heard implies an understanding of one’s story and the trust needed to communicate it. Navigating through the three cultural taboos challenges the caregiver to explore their interior strengths and values that is the ground or base of one’s being. Smink calls this Soul, the center of one’s being where body and the spirit meet. It is here that we are most human. Like a gem radiating different hues, Soul is multifaceted with unique characteristics and meanings.

     
    There are archetypal underpinnings to soul that Dr. Smink calls the principle of life. Caregivers struggle to listen so as to hear those they serve. These same skills of listening can be applied to being open and welcoming to hearing what is stirring within one’s Soul. There is a logos, or rational aspect to caregiving and also a creative aspect called mythos to caregiving. Just as Soul-Care is the antidote to compassion fatigue, Smink argues, so too is the ability to reflect on one’s experience the key to healing and transformation. Developing attitudes of hospitality and understanding oneself as a wounded healer assist in this process.

     

    • 45 min
    Exploring Gus Gear with Founder and CEO Sarah Palya

    Exploring Gus Gear with Founder and CEO Sarah Palya

    All Home Care Matters is honored to welcome, Sarah Palya the founder and CEO of Gus Gear. During the interview we learn about her journey from caring for her son Gus to the creation of Gus Gear a company that is helping families and their loved ones with products that are making a difference in their lives.

     
    Gus Gear’s story began more than a decade ago when its founder and CEO, Sarah Palya, sought to find a way to respond to the ongoing medical journey of Gus, her son, who faced a myriad of medical challenges, including autism and dysmotility, that led to intestinal failure. Sarah felt overwhelmed and wanted to find a way for Gus to live a more “normal” life. Her biggest obstacle was protecting, securing, and taking care of his central line.

     
    Out of this challenge came our flagship product, the Central Line Vest. Since then, we’ve increased our product line and created a community for support to help those who are feeling as overwhelmed as Sarah was in the beginning.

    • 31 min
    The Dance of Caregiving: Acknowledging I am not Invisible with Dr. Edward Smink

    The Dance of Caregiving: Acknowledging I am not Invisible with Dr. Edward Smink

    All Home Care Matters is honored to welcome Dr. Edward Smink the author of The Soul of Caregiving, A Caregiver's Guide to Healing and Transformation to share with our viewers and listeners the tips and support that will help caregivers as they embark on their caregiving.
    This will be the first installment of a special 3-part Series with Dr. Smink.
    Dr. Smink address what Dr. Michael Kearney calls Soul Pain which is one’s interior conscience or soul screaming out for attention. He expands the definition of caregiving. “Who are the caregivers?’ Smink asks. “We all are for at the heart of being human is the capacity to reach out to others and explore the relationships we build.” The strengths and pitfalls of caregiving from an archetypal perspective are highlighted to enhance the caregiver to access these strengths for recovery and healing.

    • 49 min
    Exploring RecallCue, A Dementia Day Clock, with Creator Dani Waxman

    Exploring RecallCue, A Dementia Day Clock, with Creator Dani Waxman

    All Home Care Matters was honored to welcome Dani Waxman, the founder and creator of RecallCue a dementia day clock that helps to support families and their loved ones with dementia.
    For the past 20 years, Dani Waxman has worked with leading Israeli high tech companies. In these roles he has served as a senior member of the product team defining product strategy, UX/UI, and managing development teams. In 2007 he Co-Founded and served as CEO of TriviaFix which quickly grew to one of the leading online sports trivia sites on the Internet. In 2017 he began work on RecallCue to help care for family members living with dementia and now focuses on creating innovative digital solutions for people living with dementia, their families and caregivers.
    RecallCue’s Day Clock, an app used by thousands of families across the world, provides all the features of a traditional Day Clock with the added value of allowing family members and caregivers to be actively in touch with a loved one even from remote locations. RecallCue includes the ability to set reminders, send messages, share photos, display daily schedules and even have 2 way video calls - all on a standard tablet. Family members of all ages, can use their phones to easily manage the Day Clock and show loving care from near and far.

    • 47 min
    The Future of Dementia Education

    The Future of Dementia Education

    All Home Care Matters was honored to welcome three remarkable guests that all specialize in the field and study of dementia. Each of these guest are Master's trained and educated in dementia.

     
    The first guest, Bettina Morrow obtained a BA of Social Work from Deakin University, Australia, and a Masters in Dementia at the University of Tasmania, Australia. Bettina possesses experience with intellectual and developmental disabilities, child protection, hospital social work and over 16 years in adult protection services with the past seven years as a APS supervisor in Colorado. Bettina has worked in a professional capacity in Australia, England, and USA.

     
    Our second guest, Sarah-Kaye Page is currently inciting change within the aged care industry. She has worked within the aged care industry for the past 9 years in different roles including personal carer, lifestyle coordinator, and dementia consultant. She has also spent almost 20 years in the hospitality industry. She has helped to create face-to-face dementia-specific staff training programs and is currently undertaking her own research. As a qualified trainer and assessor, Sarah-Kaye also holds a Diploma in leisure and health, a Bachelor's degree in Dementia Care, and has recently completed the Masters of Dementia, the first of its kind in the world. Sarah-Kaye's road to her current position has not been straightforward or easy, and she has a passion for ensuring people living within long-term aged care are provided enough stimulating and engaging activities to feel useful, happy, and wanted during their final years. She is about to embark on her P.h.D specialising in lifestyle and recreation programs within aged care systems to provide engaging individualised activities for clients. It is her hope to offer this to the World Health Organisation and Alzheimer's Disease International for inclusion as part of their National Dementia Plan framework.

     
    The final guest, Tim England has been a guest previously and we are always honored to welcome him back to share his knowledge and expertise in the field of dementia. Tim 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 positive difference to people living with dementia in their community. Tim achieves this by sharing information about dementias pathology, the personal impact of dementia, and what can be done to help.

    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

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863 Ratings

McGuire21202 ,

Truly a great resource for so many.

We have so many questions on where to go now that our mother has been diagnosed with dementia. There are many helpful episodes on your podcast that we all have been listening to and hope you know how helpful you are to our family and I am confident to so many others out there going through the exact same things we are. We appreciate your podcast very much!

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Really Good Podcast

Really Good Podcast.

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The episode on fall safety tips felt like you had talked with me about our parents safety concerns. Thanks for covering such an important topic!

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