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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.

Aug 1, 2022

Understanding Medicare with Medicare Mike Rice

What are the basics? Medicare is a complex program and can sometimes be confusing. · What are your coverage options? · Should you enroll in Part D? ·  How much does Medicare Part B cost? · What does Original Medicare cost? · Is there help for me if I can't...

Jun 22, 2022

How To Place Your Loved One In A Nursing Facility

In this episode Sue and Fran discuss about the decision making process of choosing a  skilled nursing facility (Nursing Home) for your loved one. There are many issues to consider including services, price, staffing, cleanliness, and others. Don't choose the first place...

Jun 7, 2022

Five Things We Take For Granted You Need to Know

In this episode Fran and Sue discuss five things they take for granted, but understand not everyone knows. The topics include:

  1. What words to use that help caregivers
  2. The impact of masks on cognition
  3. Your right to choose
  4. Distinctions of terms for home health care
  5. Where...

May 18, 2022

Caregiving with Cannabis Products with Mr. CBD

In this episode Fran interviews Mr. CBD Chicago about the benefits of CBD and Cannabis THC products. The conversation discusses the cannabinoid system, it's effect on homeostasis, various cannabis products from smoking flower, to vaping, to edibles and tinctures. 


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Apr 13, 2022

This is the second part of a series on hoarding. Hoarding disorder is a persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save them. A person with hoarding disorder experiences distress at the thought of getting rid of the items.  Excessive accumulation of items, regardless of...