If you are a member of the “Sandwich Generation”, you may have been too busy to notice that July is your “National Month”. This is the month that people who are caring for their children as well as their aging parents are celebrated for their dedication, patience and generosity. It’s nice to know that others recognize how difficult it is to meet the multiple, diverse, and often conflicting needs of several family members who all want and need your time and attention. Trying to keep aging parents comfortable and safe in their home without completely ignoring what’s happening in your own home can be extraordinarily difficult.
Join us as we visit with Diane Walker, Vice President for Quality, Compliance, and Outcomes at Griswold Home Care. Diane is also the editor for CARINGTIMES©, a blog and website for family caregivers and healthcare professionals. We talk about strategies for relieving caregiver stress and how home care agencies can assist you in keeping your parents safe in their homes while you maintain some balance in your own life.
We also speak with Eric Valenzuela, Vice President and General Manager, of the Commercial Division of nliven systems. He’s going to share information with us about an exciting new innovation, the Betty Home Care Application, which is a new technological solution that helps private duty caregivers get away from a paper-based reporting. This tablet devices records and reports information electronically and makes communication between home care workers, physicians and family members easier and more efficient.
For a copy of the article about how to start difficult conversations with aging parents and the list of 45 questions you should ask before hiring a home care agency, visit Elaine’s Facebook Page.