The podcasts of the Caregiver Resource Network(CRN) were created by CRN members with the hope that community members might share some wisdom from experts in the area of aging.
We hope that you might listen and enjoy some of the podcasts while you travel or relax.
Sanford Freed talks with Michael Loughman and Susan VandenBrake of Holland Home in Grand Rapids, Michigan about Smart Home technology.
Care Giver's Corner host, Sanford Freed talks with Elaine Perria author of I Will Never Forget - A daughter's story of her mothers arduous and humorous journey through dementia.
Host Sanford Freed of the Caregiver Resource Network talks with Dr. Carol Robinson of Making Choices Michigan about establishing end of life preferences.
New host Sanford Freed and guests Rev. Jim Lucas and Vicki Poleni discuss caregiving issues within the LGBT community.
Gerontologist Mike Faber along with Faye Richardson-Green of Richardson-Green Consulting and Margaret Howard of Hospice of Michigan discuss "Cultural Diversity and Caregiving."
Gerontologist Mike Faber talks with Kendra Long of Home Instead Senior Care and Margaret Howard of Hospice of Michigan. They discuss "Issues related to Grandchildren as Caregivers."
On this edition of Caregiver's Corner gerontologist Mike Faber talks with Kendra Schumaker of SarahCare Adult Day Care Centers and Tony Ellis of Sentinel Pointe Retirement Community. The discussion centers around "Issues Related to Transitioning from Home to a Community-Based Care Setting."
In this episode of Caregiver's Corner gerontologist Mike Faber talks with Paula Nelson of Right At Home In Home Care and Assistance, and nutrition and fitness expert, Robert Maloof. They discuss "Health Promotion and Preventative Health Care for Caregivers".
What are some of the more common caregiver disputes do you see as an estate planning and elder law attorney? What are some strategies to put in place to prevent or mitigate conflicts? How can caregivers work with out-of-state siblings/family members who have concerns about the way the caregiver is providing care? Are there local organizations that can work with families to resolve disputes to prevent the need for legal/court involvement? How can having durable powers of attorney and patient advocate designations prevent or mitigate disputes? What can be done when one family member does "all the work" and others do "nothing"? What if a parent needs help, but refuses to accept the help? What if a parent doesn't have a patient advocate designation and family members don't agree on end of life decisions?
Describe the demographics on the Baby Boomer population. Who are the baby boomers? Are boomers prepared financially for retirement and the financial needs for caregiving? How will the low birth rate of the boomers impact caregiving? How will the high rate of divorce of the boomers impact caregiving? How will the boomer high rate of mobility impact caregiving? How will the low rate of boomer church involvement impact caregiving? How will the immigration rate impact caregiving? Will baby boomers accept and fit into the traditional network of aging services? If not, why not...and how might their needs/expectations be different from the older adults of today?