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Raising 'Rents (parents)

Raising 'Rents (parents) podcast show will give you everything you need to take care of your aging parents or an aging adult. It will inspire, educate and support through stories and experiences shared by those who have cared for an aging adult or is one themself!
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Raising 'Rents (paRents) Podcast

Aug 16, 2017

Host Zack Demopoulos continues his discussion with Wendy Sabin,  MSW, LCSW (check out Episode 007 for Part 1: http://bit.ly/2sSpTIz) about how to hire a GCM (Geriatric Care Manager), resources they can help you with caring for your aging parents, Wendy's dog Sophie who is training for pet animal therapy and how important this therapy.  Zack also does a review of the ALCA (Aging Life Care Association) as in its members and its purpose.   This show is dedicated to pet therapy animals—stick around until the end of the show to learn why.

Jun 16, 2017

Host Zack Demopoulos invites Wendy Sabin,  MSW, LCSW to talk about what a GCM or Geriatric Care Manager is, the change to the name ALCA or Aging Life Care Adviser, why you would call one, what they do for you, and how she balances her professional caregiving and personal caregiving which you'll be surprised to hear.  She also answers a listener's question on how to handle an aging parent who is reluctant to move out of state to be near an adult child who can care for them.

Apr 19, 2017
  • Host Zack Demopoulos invites Barbara Davey as a guest to discuss what is a CCRC, IL, AL, SNU, SA and MC--all long term care options that one day an aging parent or adult may need.  Barbara is a Community Relations Director for a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC).
Mar 28, 2017

The discussion on The 9 Beginner Steps To Raising Parents is concluded with the introduction of Step 9 "Be There".  Stories and tips are shared about how important being there for the aging adult you are caring for as well as being there with them.   Zack Demopoulos is your host and has guests provide insights.  Guests include ComForCare employee Cheryl Wilson and her mother Anne Smith, Client Helen Mintz, Paula Muller of Sociavi.  This show is dedicated to wife Phyllis and some fun awkward bloopers are shared at the end.. 

Mar 21, 2017

Step 7 "Be Fun" and Step 8 "Be Loving" are introduced as the next Beginner Steps To Raising Parents or an Aging Adult.  Stories and tips are shared about how important having fun is for the person you are caring for as well as yourself.  Fun includes laughter and music.  It is also important to show your love for the person you are caring. Resources are shared to help you prepare in caring for an aging adult.  Zack Demopoulos is your host and has guests provide insights.  Guests include wife Phyllis and Eugene "Gene" Foret.   This show is dedicated to Chuck Berry who passed away on March 18th, 2017. 

Mar 14, 2017

Step 5 "Be Compassionate" and Step 6 "Be Respectful" are introduced as the next Beginner Steps To Raising Parents or an Aging Adult.  Stories and tips are shared about how important compassion is when caring for someone and to be careful of compassion fatigue; and the importance of being respectful in helping someone with their decisions as they age. Resources are shared to help you prepare in caring for an aging adult.  Zack Demopoulos is your host and has guests provide insights.  Guests include wife Phyllis, a professional caregiver, and a current client who is an aging adult herself.  This show is dedicated to James F. Ward, a former client.  

Mar 7, 2017
  • Step 3 "Be talking and listening" and Step 4 "Be patient" are introduced as the next Beginner Steps To Raising Parents or an Aging Adult.  Stories and tips are shared about how to have a conversation with someone who needs help, how important it is to listen, and how being patient will increase the probability that they will listen. Resources are shared to help you prepare in caring for an aging adult.  Zack Demopoulos is your host and has guests provide insights.  Guests include wife Phyllis, an aging adult, and a senior advocate/home health care provider/author/radio host.  This show is dedicated to all Social Workers.  March is National Professional Social Worker Month.  
Feb 28, 2017

Step 1 "Be good to your self" and Step 2 "Be resourceful" are introduced as the first two Beginner Steps in Raising Parents or an Aging Adult.  Stories and tips are shared about caring for yourself before you can care for someone else.  Resources are shared to help you prepare for caring for an aging adult.  Zack Demopoulos is your host, his wife Phyllis joins in the conversation, and Zack has two industry providers share their experiences.   This show is dedicated to Zack's best friend Tracy Armstrong.  

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