It’s true—age is more than just a number. With each year comes new challenges, new opportunities, and new experiences to navigate. In this podcast, we bring together experts in all things aging from Holland Home, Faith Hospice, and Atrio Home Care to arm you with the information you need to spark conversations with your loved ones and help make confident decisions as they go through the phases of life. Topics range from preparing for senior care both at home or in a senior living community to hospice and palliative care and maintaining wellness as you age.
Having the Conversation
As our loved ones age, it can be difficult to find the balance between honoring their wants and wishes and ensuring that they are safe and healthy. Older adults don’t want to feel like they are losing their independence and can be hesitant to receive any sort of help. In this episode, social workers from Holland Home and Atrio Home Care discuss how to recognize when your loved one might be ready for home care or a senior living community and how to have that conversation in a productive and respectful way.
Palliative Goals and Values
In this special episode of This Day & Age, Trillium Institute faculty and hosts of the podcast, Palliative Matters, Drs. John Mulder and Jason Beckrow, join us to discuss the importance of exploring a patient's goals and values as they face a life-limiting illness. In these situations people often assume that taking the most aggressive route of treatment is the only choice, but that is not always the case. Listen and learn to better give people a voice and a choice as they navigate this journey.
Downsizing with Care
After deciding to move to a senior living community, downsizing is the natural next step. But, sorting through a lifetime’s worth of memories is not always easy. In this episode, we’re joined by Michael Loughman of Holland Home and Jeanne Jones of Pathway Senior Movers. They
discuss the details of downsizing and ways to alleviate the burden, emotions, and stress that come with making the move.
The Hospice Journey
Hospice care can be confusing, and researching the process and providers can be overwhelming in what is already a stressful time. To help people have a greater understanding of hospice care and what that journey looks like, we’re bringing together two experts: Tammy Sue Veldkamp, Executive Director at Faith Hospice, and Ben Jacobs, Director of Operations at Faith Hospice to discuss the who, how, and why of hospice care.
Aging in Place
More and more Americans are choosing to age in place, sparking a movement and an increased need for quality at-home care. In this episode, we’re joined by Kate Sylvester, Executive Director of Atrio Help at Home, and Casey Lauf, Rehab Services Supervisor of Atrio Home Health-Lakeshore, to talk about the aging population, home care options, and how you can help your loved ones age in place.
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