January 21, 2012
On this episode of Caring Connections, we discuss how to avoid the perils and pitfalls of procedures for older adults. Joining us today is Diane Halloran, RN MPH. Diane is the Founder and Executive Director of Everybody Needs a Nurse. She has been a practicing nurse for over 40 years.
January 14, 2012
On this episode of Caring Connections, we discuss the safety risks of the older adult in their home. Joining us is Carroll Fernstrom, Occupational Therapist and Accessibility Consultant. Carroll has practiced in the field of Occupational Therapy for over 25 years specializing in physical rehabilitation in older adults. She is also an accessibility consultant with training to recommend modifications to people’s homes based on their medical and physical needs.
January 7, 2012
On this episode we discuss Caregiver Burnout, an ever growing topic as our population is aging at an unprecedented rate. Joining us today is Patrick Toal, Geriatric social worker and founder of Caregiver Stress Management Cruises. Patrick has a Master’s Degree in Social work from our very own UNC Chapel Hill and has been working with family and professional caregivers for over 25 years. Patrick co-authored the book “Pressure Points: Alzheimer’s and Anger.” and was a contributor to the book “You are One of Us.