Eye on the Caregiver
Caregiving with Confidence: Take the Guesswork out of Caregiving with Author Pam Reynolds
After experiencing the challenges of caring for her ailing grandmother as a teenager, Pam Reynolds became a passionate advocate for older adults. Pam is a Certified Aging Life Care Manager, a Certified Professional Gerontologist, and a Certified Dementia Practitioner with a diverse vocational background that includes assisted living facilities and nursing home management as well as owning a company that helps older adults age in place at home. She is also the author of Caregiving with Confidence: Take the Guesswork Out of Caregiving, a book designed to prepare caregivers for a better caregiving experience.
Pam joins us today to share her experience as a teenager caring for her grandmother with Alzheimer’s and how it inspired her to start her career in senior care, assisted living, and memory care. We discuss what motivated Pam to write her book and how it helps family caregivers find the tools, options, and resources they need as they navigate the caregiving journey. We discuss the importance of planning for the future and thinking proactively and how it can be a valuable gift for your loved ones. We discuss the importance of recognizing that cognitive decline is not a normal part of aging and what you need to consider if you notice your loved one struggling with cognitive impairment. We also discuss why many caregivers struggle to take a proactive approach to caring for their loved one and the value of building a team around you to help care for an aging parent.
“It takes a village to care for an aging parent.” - Pam Reynolds
This week on the Eye on the Caregiver Podcast:
● Pam’s personal journey as a caregiver
● What inspired Pam to start a home health organization
● How Pam’s book helps family caregivers find the tools and resources they need to prepare and care for their aging loved one
● The benefits of thinking proactively as a family caregiver
● The importance of planning for the future
● Understanding that cognitive decline is not a normal part of aging
● Why it’s often challenging for caregivers to take a proactive approach to caring for their loved one
● The number one obstacle most family caregivers face
● Building a team to help care for an aging loved one
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