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Sage Aging by Liz Craven is dedicated to helping caregivers of older adults connect to the information, resources, and inspiration they need to succeed.

Are you a caregiver struggling to navigate caregiving? Are there too few hours in the day to accomplish all that needs to be done? Have you been forced to give up the things that bring you joy due to a lack of time? In this podcast, we will introduce you to experts in the field of aging who will provide you with the information you need to make daily life easier. We will also connect you to organizations and resources, that will empower you to find balance in your life.

Our weekly conversations with industry professionals will leave you feeling confident that you are not alone and empowered to celebrate and enjoy the aging journey. Learn more about senior living and care options and register for our monthly newsletter at PolkElderCare.com.

Sage Aging Liz Craven

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Sage Aging by Liz Craven is dedicated to helping caregivers of older adults connect to the information, resources, and inspiration they need to succeed.

Are you a caregiver struggling to navigate caregiving? Are there too few hours in the day to accomplish all that needs to be done? Have you been forced to give up the things that bring you joy due to a lack of time? In this podcast, we will introduce you to experts in the field of aging who will provide you with the information you need to make daily life easier. We will also connect you to organizations and resources, that will empower you to find balance in your life.

Our weekly conversations with industry professionals will leave you feeling confident that you are not alone and empowered to celebrate and enjoy the aging journey. Learn more about senior living and care options and register for our monthly newsletter at PolkElderCare.com.

    Decoding Medicare

    Decoding Medicare

    In This Episode Decoding Medicare isn't necessarily easy, but it's not as difficult as you may think when you understand the basics. With Open (annual) Enrollment upon us, Karen Dean, licensed Agent, joined me to break down the alphabet soup of Medicare to help you gain a better understanding the what is available to you.
    My GuestKaren Dean is a licensed agent at DFG & Associates in Lakeland, FL. She provides guidance and assistance in choosing the Medicare plan that is right for you. Learn more about DFG & Associates here.
    Contact Karen: kdean3@gmail.com, 863-797-4102
    Links & Resources We MentionedMedicare.gov - you can also call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227)Medicare & You handbook - This is the official US government handbook. If you are Medicare-eligible you should have received it in the mail. If not you can call the Medicare number above.State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP): SHIPs provide free, local, in-depth, and objective insurance counseling and assistance to Medicare-eligible individuals, their families, and caregivers. Use this link to locate your local program or call 1-877-839-2675. In Florida, visit floridashine.org/.Connect with your local Area Agency on Aging to find local resources, check for benefits, and plan for long-term care.
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    For more great content and caregiving resources, visit us online at ElderCareGuide.com

    • 35 min
    Focus on Caregiver Wellness

    Focus on Caregiver Wellness

    In This Episode In this episode, I was joined by author Susanne White to discuss the four key areas of caregiver wellness and the importance of caregiver self-care. Susanne's approach is light-hearted and relatable.
    My GuestA former family caregiver herself, Susanne White is also known as the "Caregiver Warrior" and she actively works to empower family caregivers along their caregiving journey.
    Connect with Susanne:
    https://www.caregiverwarrior.com/https://www.instagram.com/caregiverwarrior/https://www.facebook.com/caregiverwarriorhttps://twitter.com/CaregiveWarriorhttps://www.pinterest.com/caregivewarrior/
    Links & Resources We MentionedEpisode 15: Suddenly a Caregiver, Now What?! with Susanne WhiteSelf-Care for Caregivers by Susanne White
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    For more great content and caregiving resources, visit us online at ElderCareGuide.com

    • 40 min
    Managing Chronic Medical Conditions

    Managing Chronic Medical Conditions

    Managing chronic medical conditions is something most of us will have to do at one point or another. In this episode of the Sage Aging podcast, I was joined by David Chandler, Senior Director of Strategic Programs for Senior Helpers, to discuss. Click above to listen or view the conversation in its entirety.
    What We CoveredThe prevalence of chronic medical conditionsThe importance of managing chronic medical conditionsThe 5 key areas to assess for identifying the risk of hospitalizationStrategies for managing chronic conditions and successfully aging in place
    Resources We MentionedResourcesNational Council on Aging (NCOA)Healthy People 2030US Department of Health and Human Services Healthy Aging Resources
    Related Podcast EpisodesEpisode 65: Older Adult Mental Health with Penny WilliamsEpisode 68 & 69: Ace Your Next Doctor Appointment with Sandra WashingtonEpisode 70: What is Normal Anyway? with Georgiana Goodson
    Thanks For Listening!If you enjoyed this episode of Sage Aging, please subscribe and share the podcast with a friend. If you have topic ideas you’d like to share, we’d love to hear from you. Drop us a line at info@eldercareguide.com.

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    • 34 min
    What is "Normal" anyway?

    What is "Normal" anyway?

    In This EpisodeA Caregiver's life is anything but normal. When we are caring for an aging loved one. It's very easy to let the chaos of the day take over. Ultimately, we let the things that bring us pleasure and joy fall by the wayside. The same is true for those receiving care. Sometimes this happens so gradually as needs increase that we don't even realize what has happened. What is "normal," anyway? "Normal" looks different for everyone. Every family dynamic is unique and so are the changes families experience while caregiving.
    My GuestGeorgiana Goodson, Community Relations Manager for Senior Helpers Lakeland joined me to discuss maintaining a sense of normalcy in a caregiving situation. Georgiana dropped a lot of great insight during our conversation. Click the player to listen in or head over to our YouTube channel to watch the episode.
    LinksSenior Connection Center
    The Alzheimer's Association
    Teepa Snow
    Senior Helpers
    Aging Life Care Association
    Sage Aging Podcast Episode 6: Home Care Vs Home Health Care
    Sage Aging Podcast Episode 8: Life Care Managers
    Thanks For Listening!If you enjoyed this episode of Sage Aging, please subscribe and share the podcast with a friend. If you have topic ideas you’d like to share, we’d love to hear from you. Drop us a line at info@eldercareguide.com.

    For more great content, please subscribe to our newsletter. You can also find Sage Aging on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

    • 36 min
    Ace Your Next Dr Appointment part 2

    Ace Your Next Dr Appointment part 2

    In This Episode A continuation of my conversation with Sandra Washington (see Episode 68) about preparing for and getting the most of your appointment with your doctor.
    My GuestSandra Washington
    Sandra's Website
    Links & Resources We Mentioned
    Thanks for Listening!If you enjoyed this episode please subscribe and share it with a friend or two.
    For more great content and caregiving resources, visit us online at ElderCareGuide.com

    • 39 min
    Ace Your Next Dr. Appointment (part 1)

    Ace Your Next Dr. Appointment (part 1)

    In This Episode
    My GuestLinks & Resources We Mentioned
    Thanks for Listening!If you enjoyed this episode please subscribe and share it with a friend or two.
    For more great content and caregiving resources, visit us online at ElderCareGuide.com

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Greenslope ,

Relevant. Informative. Encouraging.

I’ve listened to all 44 episodes and feel like I’ve earned a certification or degree in aging. Each episode has helpful takeaways from a deep dive into relevant topics. The speakers are experts: either professionals in their field or from personal experience with an aging loved one, or both! You’ll be encouraged by the light host Liz Craven shines on a sometimes scary journey.

Alex J Sanfilippo ,

Liz is a star ⭐️

Liz cares. I think that’s my favorite part about what she’s doing here. Thanks for offering great content to the world - I really appreciate it! A+

Boomer Podcast Fan ,

"Know it before you need it"

This is a very entertaining and educational podcast by Liz Craven for anyone wanting to learn about how to age safely and live the best life possible. Liz promotes "knowing it before you need it" and delivers exactly that through this well done show that is truly "sage"--wise through the reflection and experience of both the host and the guests. Love the Sage Ager guest appearance she adds to every show--genuine narratives from individuals who are experiencing aging and are wiser because of it.

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