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In “The Caregiver Community," hosted by Frances Hall, we are holding conversations about the challenges and joys of caring for our aging parents and for ourselves. Frances talks about the “graying of America’ and “the silver tsunami” and how our nation’s changing demographics are impacting families, adult child caregivers, and businesses. We also talk about our personal experiences as adult child caregivers - what we need to know in order to be balanced and informed caregivers, what we are learning from our journey with our parents about aging and about ourselves, and advice we wish someone had told us when we began our journeys. If you are juggling the needs of spouses, children, step-children, pets, work, and volunteer activities with the needs of parents and in-laws, this show is for you!

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In “The Caregiver Community," hosted by Frances Hall, we are holding conversations about the challenges and joys of caring for our aging parents and for ourselves. Frances talks about the “graying of America’ and “the silver tsunami” and how our nation’s changing demographics are impacting families, adult child caregivers, and businesses. We also talk about our personal experiences as adult child caregivers - what we need to know in order to be balanced and informed caregivers, what we are learning from our journey with our parents about aging and about ourselves, and advice we wish someone had told us when we began our journeys. If you are juggling the needs of spouses, children, step-children, pets, work, and volunteer activities with the needs of parents and in-laws, this show is for you!

    What to Consider When Choosing a Residential Facility with Lee Syria, EveryAge

    What to Consider When Choosing a Residential Facility with Lee Syria, EveryAge

    As people age, most will need some sort of additional support. When considering residential facility placement for an older adult loved one (or ourselves), what do we need to know? What should we look for? What questions should be asked? Join Lee Syria, President and CEO of EveryAge, and Frances Hall, ACAP Founder & Executive Director, to learn more about what to think about and look for when considering residential placements.

    This episode of The Caregiver Community is made possible by our sponsor, Pace @ Home in Hickory, NC.

    While providing care for her mother, Frances S. Hall, Founder and Executive Director of ACAPcommunity began ACAP as a monthly educational support program for fellow faculty and staff on a small NC university campus, then transitioned the program into a nationally-unique, community-impact nonprofit model in 2012. With a master’s degree in higher education administration and a 30+-year career in higher education and nonprofits, Frances continues to lead the growing organization as it continues to provide information, resources support, and community for adult children and others who care for older loved ones. 

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    • 38 min
    How To Know When To Take The Next Step with Your Older Parent or Loved One with Dr. Corinne Auman

    How To Know When To Take The Next Step with Your Older Parent or Loved One with Dr. Corinne Auman

    Journeying with an aging loved one is a continual “dance” of taking the next steps. But, knowing what the next step should be, when the “next step” is needed, and how to take that “next step” can be difficult. In this podcast, Frances S. Hall, Founder and Executive Director of ACAPcommunity welcomes Dr. Corinne Auman, gerontology educator and practitioner. Dr. Auman will help caregivers better understand the dynamics involved in determining when the “next step” is needed and how to truly help one’s older adult loved ones.

    • 38 min
    The Younger Caregiver: Home, Work & Caregiving

    The Younger Caregiver: Home, Work & Caregiving

    This podcast addresses issues specific to 20-, 30, and early 40-year-olds who are primary caregivers for their parents or grandparents or are trying to learn strategies and resources to help their parents care for their parents. Balancing home, work and caregiving can be particularly challenging for younger caregivers who may be at the beginning of their careers and have children still at home.

    • 55 min
    Veterans’ and Surviving Spouses’ Potential Benefits

    Veterans’ and Surviving Spouses’ Potential Benefits

    This podcast offers a general overview of eligibility requirements and VA benefits available for older veterans or their surviving spouses. While the podcast will provide basic information and guidance, all situations are individual. If you believe you or a family member may be eligible for benefits, contacting a Veterans’ Services Officer is strongly recommended.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Differing Perspectives and Conflicting Goals Between Adult Children and Aging Parents

    Differing Perspectives and Conflicting Goals Between Adult Children and Aging Parents

    Caring for an aging parent or loved one can be a great privilege, giving us the opportunity to give back to our parents. Caregiving also, however, is often challenging, particularly when the view of need is different between the adult-child or caregiver and the parent or loved one. This podcast explores those differences to gain a better understanding of why this happens and offers strategies that make it easier to find common ground where solutions emerge.

    In this episode, hosts Frances Hall, Founder and Executive Director of ACAPcommunity, Adult Children of Aging Parents, and AJ Kerley – Director of Professional Relations, Pace @ Home in Hickory, NC welcomes Mary Remmes – Eldercare guide, certified life coach, and relationship expert

    This episode of The Caregiver Community is made possible by our sponsor, Pace @ Home in Hickory, NC.

    While providing care for her mother, Frances S. Hall, Founder and Executive Director of ACAPcommunity began ACAP as a monthly educational support program for fellow faculty and staff on a small NC university campus, then transitioned the program into a nationally-unique, community-impact nonprofit model in 2012. With a master’s degree in higher education administration and a 30+-year career in higher education and nonprofits, Frances continues to lead the growing organization as it continues to provide information, resources support, and community for adult children and others who care for older loved ones. 

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 44 min
    Physical Activity in The Prevention of Cognitive Decline and Dementia

    Physical Activity in The Prevention of Cognitive Decline and Dementia

    Dementia is at an all-time high in America. A lot of children are starting to notice declines in their aging parents. In this podcast, we learn about ways that we can help prevent these declines in our older adults.

    • 42 min

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I just discovered this podcast and have been listening to previous episodes. My husband and I began this journey with our parents last year. I’m trying to get as much info as I can now. DV in WA State.

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