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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.

Nov 8, 2021

How to Hire a Caregiver

In this episode Fran and Sue share advice on how to interview and choose a caregiver for your loved one. They explain what you can expect, what's important and what's not important when bringing a stranger into your loved one's home. 

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Sep 20, 2021

Join the Life with Dignity Team for an outdoor Fiesta!

Enjoy Mexican cuisine and margaritas from the taco truck and catch up face to face with other referral sources and peers.  Last Thursday, September 16th from 3-6pm 250 business companions were invited to have tacos at the World headquarters in St. Charles IL. 


Jun 17, 2021

Hospice and Palliative Care with Tammy Smith

For over 15 years Tammy has assisted families as they navigate some of the most challenging and emotional times in their lives. She recognizes that each person and each family can have very different needs but upholding one's dignity is universal. She gives families comfort...

Jun 3, 2021

How creativity can support your caregiving journey

In this episode Fran and Sue discuss how creativity can support your caregiving journey

  1.    Getting creative with caregiving support
  2.    Search for supportive products (don’t reinvent the wheel)
  3.    Be creative with time management to create time to take care of...

May 13, 2021

Advocating for patient rights: the Jimmo Act

Linda Strohschein is an estate planning and elder law attorney. Linda, Fran and Sue discuss long term care planning and the impact of the Jimmo Settlement Agreement. Jimmo clarified when a beneficiary needs skilled nursing or therapy services under Medicare. 


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