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Expert Interview Series: Monica Do Coutto Monni of Near North Palliative Care Network About Hospice and End-of-Life Care

By mmLearn.org on Fri, Oct 20, 2017 @ 01:10 PM

Monica Do Coutto Monni is the executive director of Near North Palliative Care Network, a non-profit organization which provides one-stop palliative care, bereavement and grief, and end-of-life free volunteer-based services and training in Northern Ontario. We had a chance to talk with Monica about how our culture views end-of-life issues and why quality hospice and palliative care are becoming more important as the population ages.

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Expert Interview Series: Erin Wilson of If I Need Help on Medical ID Bracelets For Elderly Adults

By mmLearn.org on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 @ 02:36 PM

Erin Wilson is a Special Needs Mom whose son was lost in the past without the ability to ask for help or provide personal information on his own. Her solution was to create a non-profit, If I Need Help, offering a wearable iD and a special needs registry. Learn how this wearable iD is different from those you have seen before. 

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Expert Interview Series: Naomi Feil and Vicki de Klerk Rubin of Validation Training Institute On Validation And How It Improves Connection With Elderly Patients

By mmLearn.org on Thu, Mar 09, 2017 @ 11:03 AM



Naomi Feil is the creator of the Validation Method and found of the Validation Training Institute. Vicki de Klerk-Rubin is the Executive Director of the Validation Training Institute.

You started the Validation Training Institute in 1984. What did you feel was missing, in the way the elderly were being treated at that time? How does Validation help remove some of these limitations and imbalances?

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Expert Interview Series: Marissa Sandler of Careseekers About Helping Caregivers, Seniors and Their Families

By mmLearn.org on Fri, Oct 07, 2016 @ 08:50 AM

Marissa Sandler is the co-founder of Careseekers, an online platform that connects people who need care workers with care workers. Marissa is passionate about helping people live with autonomy and dignity, and we recently spoke with her about how caregivers are an important part of achieving that goal.

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Expert Interview Series: Dale Farrow of CommunityHospice.com About Caring For The Caregiver

By mmLearn.org on Tue, Sep 27, 2016 @ 10:03 AM

Dale Farrow is the Manager of Community Programs at Community Hospice of Northeast Florida in Jacksonville. He has more than 22 years in the health care industry, with deep expertise in home health care, home respiratory, hospice and caregiving. We sat down with Dale to pick his brain about the caregiver's role in hospice care, and learn about resources that can help these caregivers in their time of need. Read More

Expert Interview Series: Emily Anderson of Familylinks About Helping Caregivers

By mmLearn.org on Wed, Aug 31, 2016 @ 09:00 AM


Emily Anderson is a Care Coach with Familylinks, where she works with caregivers of older adults to find practical solutions and stress management strategies for day-to-day life. We talked with Emily about the challenges facing today's caregivers - and learned how anyone can help ease their burden.
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Thought Leader Series: The Process of Dying, A Guide For Caregivers of Older Adults

By mmLearn.org on Fri, Aug 19, 2016 @ 02:30 PM

Stephan Baldwin is the Director of Business Development for AssistedLivingCenter.com, a resource for senior care communities.

More than likely, if you're reading this, you are a caregiver for an elderly loved one who is nearing the end of their life. Unless you are a professionally trained nurse, you've probably never done this before. It is normal to feel scared, confused, even a little angry or resentful.

The end of life experience is different for everyone. This guide was written to help you navigate common issues and concerns that many people face as a caregiver. 

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Expert Interview Series: Ken Accardi of Ankota on Home Care Software for Caregivers

By mmLearn.org on Thu, May 26, 2016 @ 08:00 AM

Ken Accardi, CEO of Ankota, a home care software company dedicated to keeping our elderly loved ones out of the hospital. Here he discusses trends in home care and offers insight on software options for caregivers. Read on:

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Expert Interview Series: Shelley Webb of the Intentional Caregiver on How Families Can Plan Better for Elder Care

By mmLearn.org on Fri, May 06, 2016 @ 10:27 AM

Shelley Webb is an award-winning blogger who specializes in senior care and social media. She has more than 30 years of experience as a registered nurse, RN case manager, geriatric care manager and caregiver to her father.

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Expert Interview Series: Dr. Eboni Green About Self-Assessments for Caregivers

By mmLearn.org on Wed, Feb 17, 2016 @ 03:19 PM

As a Registered Nurse and family caregiver with a Ph.D. in human services, Dr. Eboni I. Green specializes in health care administration. She co-founded Caregiver Support Services with her husband in 1997 to provide training and support for families and frontline direct caregivers.

Dr. Green loved providing direct care but wanted to reach more people. She chatted with us recently about self-assessments for caregivers and other aspects of her rewarding profession.

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