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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.

Dec 22, 2020

Preparing for Elective Surgery

What are the key elements?

  1. What are the pre-op & post op procedures 
  2. Get prescriptions filled ahead of time and get a list of potential medical equipment that might be needed.
  3. Who will be contacting you once the surgery is complete (make sure they have the correct phone number) 

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Dec 4, 2020

How to be a Remote Advocate

What to do when you cannot be on-site to advocate for a loved one.

What are the key elements?

  1. Have your loved one put you on speaker
  2. Try other avenues to get information
  3. Be creative in your approach (think outside the box)

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Jul 29, 2020

How to Pick an Attorney

In this episode Sue and Fran discuss common concerns and advice regarding estate planning and asset protection.

  • Pick an attorney before the crisis to ensure a wise decision
  • Choose an attorney with experience in a specific area e.g. estate planning, medicare, elder law or disabled children
  • Ask...

Jul 2, 2020

CareScout Services with Larry Nisenson

In this episode Fran and Sue interview Larry Nisenson,l, SVP and Chief Commercial Officer at Genworth. In this episode Larry chats about CareScout, a growing, dynamic market leader providing care management support services and long term care focused risk management...

Jun 3, 2020

Alternative Solutions to Mental Anguish

Brain Help with Oils

In this episode Fran and Sue welcome Dr. Jennifer Stelter (Clinical Psychologist) and Jessica Ryan (Biologist and Educator) to the podcast. All four discuss alternative methods of working with stressed caregivers and patients with dementia and mental health...