GeroCast will take the listeners on a journey to explore the lived experiences of older adults living in the community. Each episode contains background information on a topic relevant to the older adult population; a conversation between the narrator and an older adult or representative; reflection questions; a summary of the episode; and a reflection-based assignment. This podcast was originally created to showcase seniors' experiences and improve health students’ attitudes towards working with seniors. Funding for GeroCast was provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. For more details, please visit the GeroCast webpage at https://rehab.queensu.ca/gerocast/home.
Providing comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for older adults
In this episode, Cheryl and Sarah (two practicing physiotherapists in Ontario, Canada) share their experiences of caring for older adults as geriatric assessors on a comprehensive geriatric assessment team.
Caregiving for persons with cognitive impairments
What caregiving needs do seniors with cognitive impairments have? Find out as Bonnie shares her experience of caring for seniors with dementia & caring for a family member who experienced a stroke.
Living with incontinence
In this episode, Sheila shares her story about experiencing incontinence as an older adult, including how it affects her day-to-day life and what she does to manage her condition.
Substitute decision making: Legal Guardianship
What happens if you don’t have an appointed power of attorney or next of kin? Find out as Bonnie talks about her experience of being a legal guardian on behalf of an older adult.
Substitute decision making: Power of Attorney
Have you ever considered what would happen if you were suddenly incapable of making decisions on your own? Who would you trust to make the right decisions on your behalf? Find out as Mary talks about her experience as power of attorney for her spouse, who has a diagnosis of dementia.
Physical Activity and Balance while aging
Movement is medicine! Listen to John as he talks about how he has remained physically active over the years and how he’s navigated changes to his balance.