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As our loved ones age, it can be difficult to find the balance between honoring their wants and wishes and ensuring that they are safe and healthy. Older adults don’t want to feel like they are losing their independence and can be hesitant to receive any sort of help. In this episode, social workers from Holland Home and Atrio Home Care discuss how to recognize when your loved one might be ready for home care or a senior living community and how to have that conversation in a productive and respectful way. 
In this special episode of This Day & Age, Trillium Institute faculty and hosts of the podcast, Palliative Matters, Drs. John Mulder and Jason Beckrow, join us to discuss the importance of exploring a patient's goals and values as they face a life-limiting illness. In these situations people often assume that taking the most aggressive route of treatment is the only choice, but that is not always the case. Listen and learn to better give people a voice and a choice as they navigate this journey.
Downsizing with Care

Downsizing with Care

2022-05-1827:38

After deciding to move to a senior living community, downsizing is the natural next step. But, sorting through a lifetime’s worth of memories is not always easy. In this episode, we’re joined by Michael Loughman of Holland Home and Jeanne Jones of Pathway Senior Movers. Theydiscuss the details of downsizing and ways to alleviate the burden, emotions, and stress that come with making the move. 
The Hospice Journey

The Hospice Journey

2022-04-1832:07

Hospice care can be confusing, and researching the process and providers can be overwhelming in what is already a stressful time. To help people have a greater understanding of hospice care and what that journey looks like, we’re bringing together two experts: Tammy Sue Veldkamp, Executive Director at Faith Hospice, and Ben Jacobs, Director of Operations at Faith Hospice to discuss the who, how, and why of hospice care.
Aging in Place

Aging in Place

2022-03-1829:20

More and more Americans are choosing to age in place, sparking a movement and an increased need for quality at-home care. In this episode, we’re joined by Kate Sylvester, Executive Director of Atrio Help at Home, and Casey Lauf, Rehab Services Supervisor of Atrio Home Health-Lakeshore, to talk about the aging population, home care options, and how you can help your loved ones age in place. 
This Day & Age Trailer

This Day & Age Trailer

2022-03-0101:22

In this episode, we sit down with Dr. Michael Dozeman, a hospice and palliative care physician at Faith Hospice, to discuss the philosophy of these areas of care and to dispel some common misconceptions.
What exactly is a Continuing Care Agreement (CCA)? In this episode, we dive into the world of CCAs with Senior Living experts Michael Loughman and Adam Kinder. You’ll be armed with the information needed to compare and contrast senior living communities and some of their key offerings.
Join Estate Planning Attorney Linsey Gleason and Financial Planner Steve Starnes as they share tips and tools you need to set you and your loved ones up for success for the later phases of life . Learn why having a plan in place is so important and how to get started.
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