We debut the “My Favorite Things” list from Caregiving Club CEO, Sherri Snelling. As part of her role as a national caregiving expert, Sherri advises companies on how to best support caregivers. She serves on advisory boards and often asks these companies to provide a free offer or special promotion for Caregiving Club readers.
When it comes to our cars – most of us are never ready to give up the keys. Yet, safety statistics tells us that older women outlive their safe driving ability by 11 years and for older men it is six years. Yet, there are many older Americans – 90-year-olds and centenarians – who are still driving safely. How do you know if your loved one should move from the driver’s seat to the passenger seat?
Our CEO Sherri Snelling excerpts the “3 Gears of Senior Driving” from her best-selling book, A Cast of Caregivers in three different article below. Read how to assess your loved one’s driving, help them accept driving retirement and how to find solutions and resources to keep them mobile and independent.
You can also watch our Me Time Monday TM video on “Safe Driving Tips” – see below.
Home makeover shows are all the rage on cable TV – so join the fun and find out ways you can help make your older loved one’s home safer as they age. AARP reported that 89 percent of Americans over age 65 want to stay living in our homes as long as possible.
Since June is National Home Safety Month, let us help show you how to help your older loved one “age-in-place” – read our CEO Sherri Snelling’s articles and watch our Me Time MondayTM video on Home Safety below.
You can also read about one of the ways to keep your loved one safe at home with services such as CareLinx, Patient Navigators and the Village to Village Movement.
My Favorite Things – CareLinx, the nation’s largest online caregiver marketplace for in-home care (Caregiving Club readers click on the CareLinx hot link and receive 4 free hours of in-home care).
Caregiving Matchmakers – How to Find “The One” for In-Home Care (PBS Next Avenue)
Patient Navigators – New Help for Caregivers (PBS Next Avenue)
The Village Movement – Redefining Aging in Place (PBS Next Avenue)
June is National Elder Abuse Awareness Month. The dark side of caregiving is that our senior population is vulnerable to abuse – financial, physical, emotional. The abuse can come from strangers such as identify theft or fraudulent schemes, from the neglect of professional caregivers, staff and even other residents at long-term-care facilities, and even from family members who are overwhelmed and frustrated from their caregiving role or simply not well enough trained to properly care for their loved one.
Read our CEO Sherri Snelling’s articles on the story of famous radio DJ, Casey Kasem, showcasing the dark side of caregiving:
Casey Kasem’s Legacy for Caregivers (Forbes)
Dark Side of Caregiving – Elder Abuse News (PBS Next Avenue)
In Sherri Snelling’s top-selling book, A Cast of Caregivers – Celebrity Stories to Help You Prepare to Care, the chapter on how to have the C-A-R-E Conversation has become one of the highlights of the book and in Sherri’s speaking engagements. Coming in late 2016, Sherri’s next book, The C-A-R-E Conversations, will be published.
The reality is having conversations, whether it is with an aging parent, an ill spouse, our siblings, our kids, a boss or co-worker, friends and others are difficult. We avoid these conversations but this silence can lead to confusion, frustration, anger, depression and other emotions that ultimate impact a caregiver’s health and wellness.
Learning to understand the issues and how the conversation sounds on either side of the talk are tools every caregiver needs. This year, Caregiving Club offers a monthly “C-A-R-E Conversation” article – excerpted from Sherri’s upcoming book. We’ll give you tips and resources on how to have difficult conversations with all those around you when you take your caregiving journey.
2016 will be the year caregivers can say,
A must-see on your movie list should be Still Alice – Julianne Moore’s poignant Oscar-nominated role reminds all of us that Alzheimer’s disease can strike even in your 50s. Read the blogs about this movie that will propel the movement to END ALZ.
LifeCare teams with Caregiving Club CEO Sherri Snelling to offer monthly educational Webinars to LifeCare’s 61,000 employer clients representing 51 million employees nationwide. Click here to read more.
Each November for National Caregiver Month, Media Planet teams with caregiving organizations such as the Caregiver Action Network and experts to showcase the issues of our nation’s 65 million caregivers. This year’s cover story features Elizabeth Dole, a champion for the caregivers of veterans. The special supplement is featured in the November 27, 2015 issue of USA Today as well as seen online at FutureofHealthCareNews.com and other partner sites such as CNN.com.
Our CEO Sherri Snelling is one of the expert contributors to this special caregiving issue. Her articles can be read by clicking on the links below:
Click here to read Sherri’s article on how to avoid caregiver burn-out: 7 Tips to Beat Caregiver Burn-out
Click here to read Sherri’s article on how to plan ahead for the costs of caregiving: How to Avoid the Caregiving Cost Drain
Click here to read Sherri’s article about aging, caregiving and technology tools that can help: Silver Surfers – Aging and Technology
2013 USA Today and Media Planet Caregiving Feature
Sherri also contributed to the 2013 Caregiving Feature Issue. She provided excerpted celebrity interviews with Holly Robinson Peete and Joan Lunden from her book, A Cast of Caregivers, as the cover story and feature articles for the March 2013 caregiving supplement for USA Today weekend magazine. The supplement also included the Caregiving Club’s Me Time Monday program. Read the full supplement here: Caregiving Supplement Mar 2013
SharecareNow released its Top 10 Alzheimer’s Influencers and named Caregiving Club CEO Sherri Snelling #4 on the list. Click here to read more about the Influencers list and Sharecare, online health and wellness site created by Dr. Oz.