Caregiver Life with Dignity Podcast

  • by Fran Piekarski and Sue Salach-Cutler
    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 afford Medicare? Fran and Sue […]
  • by Fran Piekarski and Sue Salach-Cutler
    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 you visit! Instead […]
  • by Fran Piekarski and Sue Salach-Cutler
    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: What words to use that help caregivers The impact of masks on cognition Your right to choose Distinctions of terms for home health care […]
  • by Fran Piekarski and Sue Salach-Cutler
    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.    This is a production of https://habaneromedia.net 
  • by Fran Piekarski and Sue Salach-Cutler
    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 actual value, occurs. Sue […]
  • by Fran Piekarski and Sue Salach-Cutler
    Hoarding and Steps You Can Take to Help Part 1 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 actual value, occurs. Sue […]
  • by Fran Piekarski and Sue Salach-Cutler
    Hoarding and Steps You Can Take to Help Part 1 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 actual value, occurs. Sue […]
  • by Fran Piekarski and Sue Salach-Cutler
    Understanding Dementia in a Loved One Part 2 with Dr. Jennifer Stelter This is the second part of our Dementia conversation. Caring for someone living with advanced Alzheimer disease is a challenge. It can make you feel like you're on a hamster wheel—running in circles, trying the same things over and over with no effect […]
  • by Fran Piekarski and Sue Salach-Cutler
    Understanding Dementia in a Loved One with Dr. Jennifer Stelter
  • by Fran Piekarski and Sue Salach-Cutler
    Understanding Grief with Rev. Paul Cutler Holidays are a tough time when you've lost a loved one. How can you navigate Christmas and New Years when the loss is ever present? Guest Rev. Paul Cutler shares his thoughts and advice for those suffering with grief.  Find our website  Life With Dignity  This is a production […]

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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