Caregiver Life with Dignity Podcast

  • by Fran Piekarski and Sue Salach-Cutler
    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.  This is a production of Habanero Media 
  • by Fran Piekarski and Sue Salach-Cutler
    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.  It's our way of saying thank […]
  • by Fran Piekarski and Sue Salach-Cutler
    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 and knowledge of all […]
  • by Fran Piekarski and Sue Salach-Cutler
    How creativity can support your caregiving journey In this episode Fran and Sue discuss how creativity can support your caregiving journey    Getting creative with caregiving support    Search for supportive products (don’t reinvent the wheel)    Be creative with time management to create time to take care of yourself Summary   – Sum up today’s […]
  • by Fran Piekarski and Sue Salach-Cutler
    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.    This is a production of Habanero Media 
  • by Fran Piekarski and Sue Salach-Cutler
    Your Right To Choose #20 When it comes to your healthcare, you're the decision maker. In this episode Fran and Sue discuss how you have the right to choose since you're the one to live with the consequences. The path to wise decision-making is to be fully informed. Ask questions and demand answers. Doctors work […]
  • by Fran Piekarski and Sue Salach-Cutler
    I Care A Lot – A Movie Review A new movie recently released by Netflix is reviewed and condemned for being all fiction and no reality when it comes to guardianship for the elderly. In this animated conversation, Fran and Sue walk through elements of the plot and with outrage point out the lack of […]
  • by Fran Piekarski and Sue Salach-Cutler
    Applied Neuroplasticity for Caregivers with John Kennedy #18 John Kennedy is an innovative  master coach, consultant,  and trainer who has helped thousands of people and their organizations exceed their performance expectations for over 35 years. In this episode Sue and Fran learn that In response to a contract by the US Marines in 2007, John […]
  • by Fran Piekarski and Sue Salach-Cutler
    Understanding the Dementia Connection Model In this episode Fran and Sue welcome back Dr. Jennifer Stelter (Clinical Psychologist) and Jessica Ryan (Biologist and Educator) to the podcast. All four discuss the "dementia connection model" and how it explains what's going on with dementia in a loved one and practical advice on how to intervene. Caregivers […]
  • by Fran Piekarski and Sue Salach-Cutler
    How To Recognize Exploitation In this episode Fran and Sue share advice on how to recognize a situation where a loved one is being exploited. Exploitation is a case where the act of using resources or treating people unfairly in order to benefit for their effort or labor. It may or may not have anything […]

About Sue Salach

Sue has a Master's degree in Gerontology and has worked with the elderly and their families for over 30 years and is the Author of "Along Comes Grandpa", a caregiving resource guide, and the novel "If I Walked in Her Shoes". As an ElderCare Expert and Keynote Speaker, Sue employs her comprehensive experience and passion, to educate and promote self-care values to family caregivers and the community at large.
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