Caregiver Life with Dignity Podcast

  • by Fran Piekarski and Sue Salach-Cutler
    Your Right To Choose 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 for […]
  • 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 […]
  • by Fran Piekarski and Sue Salach-Cutler
    Preparing for Elective Surgery What are the key elements? What are the pre-op & post op procedures  Get prescriptions filled ahead of time and get a list of potential medical equipment that might be needed. Who will be contacting you once the surgery is complete (make sure they have the correct phone number)  Keep in […]
  • by Fran Piekarski and Sue Salach-Cutler
    How to be a Remote Advocate What to do when you cannot be on-site to advocate for a loved one. What are the key elements? Have your loved one put you on speaker Try other avenues to get information Be creative in your approach (think outside the box) For more information you can visit our […]
  • by Fran Piekarski and Sue Salach-Cutler
    How to Pick an Attorney In this episode Sue and Fran discuss common concerns and advice regarding estate planning and asset protection. Pick an attorney before the crisis to ensure a wise decision Choose an attorney with experience in a specific area e.g. estate planning, medicare, elder law or disabled children Ask for attorney referrals […]
  • by Fran Piekarski and Sue Salach-Cutler
    CareScout Services with Larry Nisenson In this episode Fran and Sue interview Larry Nisenson,l, SVP and Chief Commercial Officer at Genworth. In this episode Larry chats about CareScout, a growing, dynamic market leader providing care management support services and long term care focused risk management solutions that help companies and families keep their promises to […]
  • by Fran Piekarski and Sue Salach-Cutler
    Alternative Solutions to Mental Anguish Brain Help with Oils In this episode Fran and Sue welcome Dr. Jennifer Stelter (Clinical Psychologist) and Jessica Ryan (Biologist and Educator) to the podcast. All four discuss alternative methods of working with stressed caregivers and patients with dementia and mental health issues, amidst COVID-19.  There are many solutions to […]

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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