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Sue Salach-Cutler and Fran Piekarski co-host this podcast on the challenges caregivers face when helping their loved ones. Each episode is committed in ensuring that our listeners, and those they care for, live a life with dignity, no matter their mental or physical state. We advocate for our listeners in a system that grows more complicated each year.

Mar 1, 2020

Aroma Therapy for Caregivers

Due to limits on psychotropic medications, there is an impact on patients who have behaviour issues. Aroma therapy speaks to that challenge. Sometimes medications are the correct choice, but too often they have been misused with side affects.

Aroma therapy can be used to help sleep, increase...

Feb 18, 2020

How to Address Issues in Nursing Homes

Write down the facts of issues that your loved ones face in a nursing home. Facts matter and will allow you to keep your focus plus keep the emotions in check. These kinds of observations create possibilities. With facts in hand,  ask what can WE do about it.

Skilled nursing...

Feb 17, 2020

How To Prepare for Surgery

Surgery is a dangerous and anxious time. The best way to mitigate risk and accelerate convalescence is to prepare. Proactivity is key and get resourceful.

Sue shares her experiences how she prepped for her husband's knee surgery. They practiced getting in, out, up and down and through your...

Jan 8, 2020

In this episode Fran and Sue explain the Power of Attorney, what it means for caregivers, friends and family members. Having the Power of Attorney is a significant responsibility and it’s best to proactive when giving and taking the Power of Attorney.

Dec 4, 2019

To take care of others, you must take care of yourself. In this episode Fran and Sue provide advice on how caregivers can schedule time focused on themselves. Self care is critical for health and wellness. They recommend having a tool box of activities