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All Home Care Matters
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All Home Care Matters is an informative podcast and YouTube show that helps viewers and listeners learn about resources, tips, & discussion on all things home care.
6 days ago
People with Dementia Deserve Respect on Social Media
Imagine that you were scrolling through a social media site and someone you worked with or one of your family members posted an image or video of you that was less than flattering. Everyone not only saw it but started commenting on it and sharing it. How would this make you feel? Now consider a person who not only never sees something like this posted about them but doesn’t even understand that they are being ridiculed or exploited. This is what it is like for someone living with dementia. They don’t have the ability to approve or consent to have images, videos and other identifying posts to be shared in this social media-crazed world. These people need to be protected. It could be you. Every 3 seconds a new case of dementia is diagnosed somewhere in the world, joining the already more than 55 million people living with the disease. Dementia, a general term for a group of similar diseases including Alzheimer’s, is a progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions. While there is no cure, medications and management strategies may temporarily improve symptoms. We live in a world now where anyone can take a photo or record a video of someone and put it out on social media. But I am capable of making that decision because I understand what is being posted and shared and I understand what social media is. A person suffering with dementia does not and they need to be protected. We need to remember that every person with dementia is still a person and deserves and is entitled to respect and dignity. This topic will be the subject of an upcoming “Ethics of Dementia and Social Media” forum featuring nine of the world’s leading dementia experts on the ethics of dementia and social media and will air on YouTube and other podcast providers worldwide on Feb. 14.
All Home Care Matters
Jan 26, 2023
Jim Towey Founder of Aging with Dignity, Five Wishes, & Author of "To Love and Be Loved: A personal portrait of Mother Teresa"
All Home Care Matters was honored to welcome a distinguished guest, Mr. Jim Towey. Jim Towey was a trusted advisor and personal friend of Mother Teresa of Calcutta for twelve years and did the first reading at her Mass of Canonization in Saint Peter’s Square. He headed the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives under George W. Bush and served on his senior staff. Jim's career spans the presidency of two Catholic colleges for thirteen years, a seven-year stint as a US Senate staffer, and the leadership of Florida’s 40,000-employee health and human services agency. In 1996, with Mother Teresa’s encouragement, he founded the nonprofit advocacy organization Aging with Dignity and created the Five Wishes advance directive, which has sold over 40 million copies and is used in all fifty states. Towey met his wife, Mary, in Mother Teresa’s Washington, DC, AIDS home, and they have five children and three grandchildren. He continues to provide pro bono legal services for the Missionaries of Charity. His book, To Love and Be Loved: A Personal Portrait of Mother Teresa, was published by Simon and Schuster in September 2022.
All Home Care Matters
Jan 20, 2023
Michala Gibson & Mandy Shoemaker Founders of Prairie Elder Care & Connectivities
All Home Care Matters was honored to welcome the founders of Prairie Elder Care & Connectivities as guests to the show to share how they are helping to support, stimulate, and care for loved ones with dementia. Michala Gibson is a Registered Nurse with over 20 years of experience in the senior care industry. She has served as Director of Nursing and Director of Staff Development in local care communities. She is the co-founder of Prairie Elder Care and the Prairie Farmstead where residents live in small group homes on a small farm setting. As a Certified Trainer for Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to Care, Michala works continuously to ensure that the elders in her care have the best opportunities for quality of life. Michala is co-author of the book, Now is Found, highlighting steps to giving back Community, Connection and Control to those living with dementia. Mandy Shoemaker brings 20 years of experience in education prior to her career in dementia care, Mandy has a deep passion for creating programs that spark meaningful engagement. As an elementary school principal, she focused on supporting her families’ children. As co-founder of Prairie Elder Care and Connectivities, she has shifted her focus to ensuring a better quality of life for people living with dementia. Through co-authoring the book, Now is Found, Mandy has worked to minimize the stigma of dementia and help people understand how Community, Connection and Control can improve quality of life for those dealing with the effects of dementia.
1 hr 6 min
All Home Care Matters
Jan 24, 2023
Dr. Buffy Lloyd-Krejci Founder & President of IPCWell and Author of "Broken"
All Home Care Matters was honored to welcome, Dr. Buffy Lloyd-Krejci as a guest to the show. Dr. Buffy Lloyd-Krejci, president and founder of IPCWell, has always had a passion for mitigating infectious diseases through a data-driven approach. Even before the pandemic, Buffy realized how serious infections disproportionately impact vulnerable populations. COVID-19, in her view, merely sheds light on the systemic challenge of infection prevention and control and its adverse impact on patient care. During the COVID-19 pandemic, IPCWell has taken a “boots on the ground” approach to support healthcare facilities such as nursing homes across the nation, doing in-person, deep-dive assessments to offer immediate support to healthcare workers on the frontlines. Dr. Lloyd-Krejci travels the country to long-term care facilities to assess, train, and educate with humor, vigor, and empathy. She has developed practical tools, led trainings and “train the trainer” programs, provided ongoing support to IPC teams, and created the “LTC playbook” for Doctors Without Borders infection control support for early use in hard hit areas of Detroit and Houston. Recently, she published her first book, BROKEN: How the Global Pandemic Uncovered a Nursing Home System in Need of Repair and the Heroic Staff Fighting for Change, a novel which exposes the dire need of a massive policy overhaul within the nursing home industry.
The Caring View
Sep 6, 2022
Social Care in the USA - All Home Care Matters
What is social care like in the USA? In this episode we are joined by Lance Slatton, All Home Care Matters, to give us an insight. We talk about funding, comparisons between health and care, access to care, regulation, and the impact of COVID. **********Like, Share, Subscribe and Click the Bell (YouTube), click the Star (Facebook)********** The Caring View Chat Show is a platform for everybody. We want to help showcase the amazing world of social care and educate the country in how amazing using care and working in care can be. If you have a topic you would love to see us discuss OR if you’re interested on being a guest on our show, you can drop us an email with the subject “The Caring View Enquiry” to email@example.com Find us on Facebook: Our Facebook support group for providers, people receiving care, friends and relatives of those receiving care, and for anyone interested in creating a better future for #SocialCare: https://www.fa…
1 hr 7 min