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Posted by Positive Aging Community on 12/08/2023

Becoming a Fearless Caregiver


In this webinar, you will learn how to be an equal member of the caregiving team, how to best get help from the health care system and, importantly, how to care for yourself. There will be plenty of time for questions and the sharing of ideas. Today’s Caregiver magazine editor Gary Barg is the main speaker. The magazine began in 1995. Gary also convenes Fearless Caregiver Conferences all over the country (and the world) in which people get answers from experts in caregiving and from each other. The conferences began in 1998. His website Caregiver.com provides an online home for caregivers where you can find topic specific channels, tips sections, discussion lists, and sign up for email newsletters. It also contains profiles of many "fearless caregivers."

Produced in partnership with Reston for a Lifetime, a member of the Village to Village Network

Questions Asked:

  • Do you address caregivers who are their own caregiver
  • So is this "PPL" organization providing caregivers information for all states, nationwide?
  • My situation - I am willing to and perhaps already a full time caregiver since 5 years for my ailing father in last 70' s (Alzm + Stroke ++) and now mother as well had a surgery. I am fullfilling this responsibilities but somtime to professional ends gets compromised. How to strike a balance - come and learn from the masters here? Correct me if I am wrong

  • How to handle the problem of male/female inequality with banks, credit cards, accounts etc. Even with both names on accounts they will only recognixe the male.

  • I've been a CNA for 15 years and an upcoming caregiver to my aging parents in their 70s. I also work for a Nurse Registry as well, do you think I can attend the conference? Would it be benefitial for information for my personal life and also my job.That's correct! I told someone on the phone company that my husband had dementia. They still wanted him to give me permissions to talk to them.

    Chat Transcript

12:05:52 From Steve Gurney - ProAging Community to Everyone:

    Reston for a Lifetime, a not-for-profit organization based in Reston, Virginia, assumes no responsibility for or liability for any errors or omissions in the content of this site. The information contained in this site is provided on an “as is” basis with no guarantees of completeness, accuracy, usefulness or timeliness and without any warranties of any kind whatsoever, express or implied. Inclusion of resources or other information on this site does not imply endorsement. https://www.restonforalifetime.org/

12:06:43 From Steve Gurney - ProAging Community to Everyone:

    Village to Village Network https://www.vtvnetwork.org/

12:08:09 From Steve Gurney - ProAging Community to Everyone:

    https://caregiver.com/

12:08:14 From Steve Gurney - ProAging Community to Everyone:

    Today’s Caregiver magazine

    

    The first national magazine dedicated to family and professional caregivers. Content topics include nutrition, pharmaceutical, financial, home safety, new technology options, insurance, homecare, medication breakthroughs and incontinence management. Each issue also features a cover interview with a well-known celebrity caregiver.

    Caregiver.com

    

    Since 1995, providing an online home for caregivers including tips sections, discussion lists, breaking news, topic specific channels, expert answers and email newsletters.

    

    Fearless Caregiver Conferences

    

    The events provide attendees with hands-on support and training designed to help family caregivers overcome their caregiving challenges..  Debbie Reynolds, Clay Aiken, Robert Urich, Leeza Gibbons and Della Reese are some of the celebrities who have joined the Fearless Caregiver Conferences.

12:09:13 From Steve Gurney - ProAging Community to Everyone:

    FEARLESS CAREGIVER CONFERENCES https://caregiver.com/conference

12:19:49 From Purushottam Sharma to Everyone:

    My respect to Steve, Gary and Scot for this long long association. Loving this narration on fearless caregivers. Learning to be fearless on the way

12:21:25 From Noelie Angevine to Everyone:

    Facebook The Fearless Caregiver Facebook Group (Just joined this minute) https://www.facebook.com/groups/99391001688

12:21:43 From Steve Gurney - ProAging Community to Everyone:

    https://caregiver.com/

12:21:54 From Robin Smith - Nursing Referral Service to Hosts and panelists:

    Who is the Fearless Caregiver Conference for and who can benefit from attendants?

12:23:48 From Noelie Angevine to Everyone:

    Why is it almost impossible to get a social worker to come in to my home for approximately one and a half hours to do an assessment? Why does the fact that I can "think clearly", even though my husband has dementia, disqualifies us from having an assessment?

12:32:40 From Noelie Angevine to Everyone:

    It's Montgomery County

12:38:05 From Noelie Angevine to Hosts and panelists:

    I couldn't get a caseworker when I came home from three separate emergency room stays because of high blood pressure.

12:39:10 From Purushottam Sharma to Everyone:

    I see GWI - Global Work Initiative [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQGx5RGWo_o] & https://www.linkedin.com/company/coach-master/

12:40:50 From Purushottam Sharma to Everyone:

    "Work From Home - Proaging - Be a Fearless Caregiver - for your family n loved ones"

12:44:06 From ALLEGRA JOFFE to Everyone:

    Google your Area Agency on Aging every state has one and in VA every county has one

12:44:49 From Steve Gurney - ProAging Community to Everyone:

    Welcome to the Eldercare Locator, a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connecting you to services for older adults and their families. You can also reach us at 1-800-677-1116. https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

12:45:37 From Steve Gurney - ProAging Community to Everyone:

    Aging Life Care™, also known as geriatric care management, is a holistic, client-centered approach to caring for older adults or others facing ongoing health challenges. Working with families, the expertise of Aging Life Care Professionals provides the answers at a time of uncertainty. https://www.aginglifecare.org/

12:46:46 From Patricia Dubroof to Everyone:

    When you need respite care, we are happy to provide professional caregivers to stay with your loved one while you recharge and rest. Patricia Dubroof at pdubroof@assistinghands.com, 301-363-2587. Assisting Hands Home Care. Call and we can chat soon.

12:47:51 From Scott Parkin to Everyone:

    In Fairfax County. the area agency on aging offers an aging, disability and caregiver resources line (703) 324-7948.

12:48:06 From paula david to Everyone:

    that's exactly where I started a couple years ago. I wasn't doing yet what I am now. And I thank positive aging for this wonderful education. I used to listen to music while I work. I now listen to PA and other caregiving podcasts and such.

12:48:14 From Steve Gurney - ProAging Community to Everyone:

    Public Partnerships | PPL supports program participants in multiple states who want to self-direct their or their loved one’s services and support. See the programs PPL offers today. https://www.publicpartnerships.com/

12:48:25 From Patricia Dubroof to Everyone:

    For those families challenged by Early On Set ALZ, JCA is starting a Sunday group to be together in creativity and support. This Sunday Dec 10 at 1pm. Please let me know if you'd like to attend in Rockville MD. 301-363-2587 pdubroof@assistinghands.com

12:49:17 From Steve Gurney - ProAging Community to Everyone:

    Purushottam Sharma 12:48 PM 

    My situation - I am willing to and perhaps already a full time caregiver since 5 years for my ailing father in last 70' s (Alzm + Stroke ++) and now mother as well had a surgery. I am fullfilling this responsibilities but somtime to professional ends gets compromised. How to strike a balance - come and learn from the masters here? Correct me if I am wrong

12:49:19 From Patricia Dubroof to Everyone:

    We take on caregiving with little to no training!

12:49:54 From Patricia Dubroof to Everyone:

    We all need to reach out to each other and to support groups and gain knowledge and compassion.

12:50:13 From Scott Parkin to Everyone:

    Fairfax County offers a caregiver respite program. (703) 324-7948.

12:51:20 From Steve Gurney - ProAging Community to Everyone:

    Fearless Caregiver Manifesto https://caregiver.com/articles/fearless-caregiver-manifesto/

12:51:24 From Patricia Dubroof to Everyone:

    Love the Manifesto!!!

12:53:49 From Steve Gurney - ProAging Community to Everyone:

    Here is the discussion we did with PPL Understanding Self-Directed Care https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/videos/understanding-self-directed-care

12:55:15 From Purushottam Sharma to Everyone:

    Thank you for sharing "https://caregiver.com/articles/fearless-caregiver-manifesto/"

12:55:22 From Patricia Dubroof to Everyone:

    Gary, very authentic story!!! So sweet a memory of your Dad.

12:55:45 From Steve Gurney - ProAging Community to Everyone:

    Anonymous Attendee 12:49 PM 

    How to handle the problem of male/female inequality with banks, credit cards, accounts etc. Even with both names on accounts they will only recognixe the male.

12:55:51 From Stacy Schalk to Everyone:

    Thank you for sharing your experience, knowledge and resources....much appreciated.

12:57:14 From Steve Gurney - ProAging Community to Everyone:

    The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) https://www.naela.org/

12:58:32 From Patricia Dubroof to Everyone:

    Hats off to Reston for a Lifetime!! Thanks Scott, Gary and Steve!

12:58:37 From Steve Gurney - ProAging Community to Everyone:

    https://www.restonforalifetime.org/


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