#eldercarechat transcript

Healthcare Social Media Transcript

From: Wed Jun 06 10:00:00 PDT 2012
To: Wed Jun 06 11:15:00 PDT 2012

What is #eldercarechat? Who were the influencers during this time period? #eldercarechat analytics


Healthcare Conference  - Healthcare Tweet Chats  -  Healthcare Analytics

seniors4living
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Welcome to #ElderCareChat! This is Michelle ("-M") from Seniors4Living.
seniors4living
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Denise (@Caregiving) & Gina (who often mans the @ElderCareChat handle) are both out of town today, so please bear with me... #ElderCareChat
seniors4living
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...as I may not be able to respond to all the questions and tweets as quickly as I could with their support. #ElderCareChat
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"Sitting in" on the our first #eldercarechat Hi everyone!
seniors4living
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Today’s topic had been proposed during January’s chat when we asked for suggestions from all of you. #ElderCareChat
seniors4living
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I think it’s an issue that we all have some experience with, either personally, professionally, or both. #ElderCareChat
jordanem
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@Seniors4Living We'll do our best to support you Michelle. #eldercarechat
jocelyn528
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Hi everyone. Happy to be around for my favorite chat. #eldercarechat
caregiverguy
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Good Day #ElderCareChat ...it's a great day in the SF Bay Area!
seniors4living
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There is much we can learn from each other on what works & doesn’t when it comes to those difficult conversations re: care. #ElderCareChat
seniors4living
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Before we begin, here’s a quick review of the rules... #ElderCareChat
seniors4living
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@JordanEM Thanks so much! #ElderCareChat
seniors4living
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@DARTS_MN Welcome! #ElderCareChat
seniors4living
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RULE #1: Please hold links and announcements until the end; we reserve the last 5 minutes of the chat for that purpose. #ElderCareChat
seniors4living
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RULE #2: Please respect the opinions and ideas shared by others, even if you disagree. #ElderCareChat
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Good morning eldercare chatters! Hope you are all well. #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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Ready to begin? Here’s our first question... #ElderCareChat
seniors4living
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Q1: WHAT IS THE HARDEST CAREGIVING QUESTION OR CONVERSATION YOU’VE EVER FACED? #ElderCareChat
jordanem
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@ShelleyWebbRN Hi, Shelley! #eldercarechat
a_dignifiedlife
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Joining #eldercarechat. Hi everyone!
seniors4living
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@jocelyn528 @CareGiverGuy Hello to you both. Glad to see you here! #ElderCareChat
shelleywebbrn
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@CareGiverGuy it is an AWFUL day here in north Idaho - I swear it's winter again #eldercarechat
mnhomecare
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I'm here! I made it this time. #eldercarechat
yourturntocare
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Happy to be taking part in today's #eldercarechat!
seniors4living
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@ShelleyWebbRN @a_dignifiedlife *Waving* Hi, ladies! Welcome. #ElderCareChat
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RT @Seniors4Living: Q1: WHAT IS THE HARDEST CAREGIVING QUESTION OR CONVERSATION YOU’VE EVER FACED? #eldercarechat
ecaring
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RT @Seniors4Living: Q1: WHAT IS THE HARDEST CAREGIVING QUESTION OR CONVERSATION YOU’VE EVER FACED? #eldercarechat
longtermsol
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Hi everyone! #eldercarechat
jordanem
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RT @Seniors4Living Q1: WHAT IS THE HARDEST CAREGIVING QUESTION OR CONVERSATION YOU%u2019VE EVER FACED? #ElderCareChat
itsafullnest
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A1: With a client - she was reluctant to admit she didn't' really want to care for her aging parents. #ElderCareChat
seniors4living
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@mnhomecare Hooray! Glad to see you, Beth. I just tweeted Q1. #ElderCareChat
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Q1. The time we had to have "the talk" after grandma was diagnosed with vascular dementia. #eldercarechat
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RT @Seniors4Living: Q1: WHAT IS THE HARDEST CAREGIVING QUESTION OR CONVERSATION YOU’VE EVER FACED? #ElderCareChat
a_dignifiedlife
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RT @Seniors4Living Q1: WHAT IS THE HARDEST CAREGIVING QUESTION OR CONVERSATION YOU’VE EVER FACED? #ElderCareChat
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Hi, no more coursework so I should be here more often! #eldercarechat
ecaring
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A1. Conversations that involve a negotiation of #seniors independence: taking away the keys, moving #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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@YourTurnToCare @LongTermSol Hello to both of you! #ElderCareChat
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RT @YourTurnToCare: Happy to be taking part in today's #eldercarechat!
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A1 The most difficult care talk: The discussion about giving up things that are unsafe - driving, use of power tools. etc. #eldercarechat
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RT @Seniors4Living: Q1: WHAT IS THE HARDEST CAREGIVING QUESTION OR CONVERSATION YOU’VE EVER FACED? #ElderCareChat
seniors4living
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@paulfalkowski1 That's great, Paul! (I owe you a phone call/email, btw...) #ElderCareChat
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RT @eCaring: A1. Conversations that involve a negotiation of #seniors independence: taking away the keys, moving #ElderCareChat
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A1 Coming home with Mom from the hospital with a folder of Caregiving brochures & asking myself, what am I going to do? #ElderCareChat
ecaring
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@itsafullnest Wow, yeah guilt can be a huge source of internel conflict for adult children #eldercarechat
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RT @mnhomecare: Q1. The time we had to have "the talk" after grandma was diagnosed with vascular dementia. #ElderCareChat
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RT @ShelleyWebbRN: Good morning eldercare chatters! Hope you are all well. #eldercarechat
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A1: Families dealing with prejudice in loved one, not wanting caregivers of certain ethnicity (will share link/story later). #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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RT @itsafullnest: A1: With a client - she was reluctant to admit she didn't' really want to care for her aging parents. #ElderCareChat
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RT @eCaring: A1. Conversations that involve a negotiation of #seniors independence: taking away the keys, moving #eldercarechat
jordanem
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@ShelleyWebbRN That is a hard one.#eldercarechat
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RT @shelleywebbrn: A1 The most difficult care talk: The discussion about giving up things that are unsafe. #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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RT @EasyLivingFL: A1: Families dealing with prejudice in loved one, not wanting caregivers of certain ethnicity. <-- BIG ONE! #ElderCareChat
shelleywebbrn
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Wow - noticing lots of new people in the chat today! Welcome to all. #eldercarechat
ecaring
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@CareGiverGuy :/ No one is ever really prepared to become a caregiver. What did you do from there? #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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Excellent answers, all. How about having to tell someone with dementia about a new/additional diagnosis/illness? #ElderCareChat
paulfalkowski1
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Talking with the hospice nurse for the first time about hospice #eldercarechat
ecaring
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@ShelleyWebbRN Yes what great energy! #eldercarechat
shelleywebbrn
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A1b With my 88 year old mother, it is WHY she needs a fall alert device. ("O I just won't fall") #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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@Rehabilitatemyh Yes, very difficult subject to broach. #ElderCareChat
jocelyn528
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A1 "why do you do it?" having to explain to someone who doesn't understand. #eldercarechat
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@eCaring - Agreed. Ppl are afraid of being judged if they "outsouce" the caregiving. I helped my client to purge that belief. #ElderCareChat
rightathomeli
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A1: Agree that conversations involving loss of independence can be most difficult. Signifies a scary change in life #eldercarechat
srcarecorner
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#eldercarechat A1 discussing when end of life care is appropriate, guilt over stopping treatment #eol
seniors4living
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RT @ShelleyWebbRN: A1b With my 88 year old mother, it is WHY she needs a fall alert device. ("O I just won't fall") YES! #ElderCareChat
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@Seniors4Living I didn't expound on any particular new diagnosis. It would be pointless. #eldercarechat
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A1: Also agree that end of life conversations are very difficult emotionally for all involved #eldercarechat
longtermsol
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A1: Discussing (honestly) quality of life for the person being cared for can be incredibly difficult. #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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@SrCareCorner Excellent answer. We'll be talking more about EOL conversations later too, b/c it's such a big one. #ElderCareChat
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Great convo on hard discussions with older parents being hosted now by @Seniors4Living Follow at #ElderCareChat
jordanem
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RT @Seniors4Living Excellent answers, all. How abt having to tell some1 w/ dementia abt a new/additional diagnosis/illness? #ElderCareChat
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Greetings all. Gr8 topic. L:) I"m health blogger/creator of best-endings .com (end of life decisons) #eldercarechat
ecaring
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RT @itsafullnest Agreed. Ppl are afraid of being judged if they "outsouce" the caregiving. #eldercarechat
caregiverguy
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A1 #ElderCareChat Sitting down in her kitchen with all these brochures, I couldn't talk to family because Mom was my only family
yourturntocare
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#eldercarechat A1:The "Talk" with siblings taking shared responsibility
kathykastner
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RT @eCaring: RT @itsafullnest Agreed. Ppl are afraid of being judged if they "outsouce" the caregiving. #eldercarechat
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RT @LongTermSol: A1: Discussing (honestly) quality of life for the person being cared for can be incredibly difficult. #eldercarechat
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@ShelleyWebbRN That makes sense. Although I believe it's often best to tell the truth, always. Hard line to walk though. #ElderCareChat
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A1. Trying to mediate/initiate the conversation between doctors, family members & ill client regarding #palliativecare #hpm #eldercarechat
ecaring
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@KathyKastner Welcome Kathy! Glad you could join #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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@KathyKastner Hi Kathy! Great to see you here today! #ElderCareChat
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Oh gawdRT @YourTurnToCare: #eldercarechat A1:The "Talk" with siblings taking shared responsibility
jordanem
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@CareGiverGuy So difficult to do alone #ElderCareChat
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A1: A client had a wife who hoards and it affected her husbands respiratory system. Was difficult to address this with her. #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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RT @YourTurnToCare: #eldercarechat A1:The "Talk" with siblings taking shared responsibility <-- YES, good one! #ElderCareChat
lizandett
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@Seniors4Living | Made it to the #eldercarechat but think i'm missing the questions!
jocelyn528
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I would think have the same conversation regularly with a caree with dementia would be frustrating #eldercarechat
ecaring
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@CareGiverGuy Your story makes me realize sometime the most difficult convo is the one caregiver has w themself #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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Q2. WHEN THE TRUTH WILL HURT, HOW DO YOU DELIVER THE MESSAGE? #ElderCareChat
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@SrCareCorner #ElderCareChat A1: So right about this. Very difficult convo
longtermsol
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RT @eCaring: @CareGiverGuy Your story makes me realize sometime the most difficult convo is the one caregiver has w themself #eldercarechat
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@Seniors4Living the truth is good, yes....but the question will then be asked every few hours. #eldercarechat
jordanem
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RT @Seniors4Living Q2. WHEN THE TRUTH WILL HURT, HOW DO YOU DELIVER THE MESSAGE? #ElderCareChat
a_dignifiedlife
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RT @itsafullnest A1: With a client - she was reluctant to admit she didn't' really want to care for her aging parents. #ElderCareChat
ecaring
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RT @Seniors4Living: Q2. WHEN THE TRUTH WILL HURT, HOW DO YOU DELIVER THE MESSAGE? #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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@LizandEtt Welcome! I just tweeted the second question (we do one at a time), so no worries. Jump in anytime! #ElderCareChat
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RT @CareGiverGuy: A1 #ElderCareChat Sitting down in her kitchen with all these brochures, I couldn't talk to family because Mom was my only family
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A1 #ElderCareChat It's not like you having a baby where you can read up on books before, you come home, I felt completely lost
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@Seniors4Living is this for a person with dementia or a senior with other health care problems? #eldercarechat
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@LongTermSol An excellent point, Noreen! That's a tough "one-way" conversation. #ElderCareChat
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@Seniors4Living a new diagnosis can compound frustration for the person who was just coming to terms with 1st diagnosis. #eldercarechat
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A2: Having the tough talks-considerately, with empathy and over time as much as possible. #eldercarechat
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RT @Seniors4Living: Q2. WHEN THE TRUTH WILL HURT, HOW DO YOU DELIVER THE MESSAGE? #ElderCareChat
seniors4living
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@CalicoGardens @CareGiverGuy Sometimes it's harder to talk to your own family about the most personal things. #ElderCareChat
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A2: with honesty and empathy! {RT @Seniors4Living | Q2. WHEN THE TRUTH WILL HURT, HOW DO YOU DELIVER THE MESSAGE? #ElderCareChat}
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RT @Seniors4Living: Q2. WHEN THE TRUTH WILL HURT, HOW DO YOU DELIVER THE MESSAGE? #eldercarechat
a_dignifiedlife
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RT @Seniors4Living: RT @YourTurnToCare: #eldercarechat A1:The "Talk" with siblings taking shared responsibility <-- YES, good one! #E ...
seniors4living
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@ShelleyWebbRN In regards to Q2? I would say you could answer for either/or. #ElderCareChat
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A2 with love and patience. And honesty. Honesty is the most important thing. #eldercarechat
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#ElderCareChat A2: Planning & finding resources before having the difficult convo essential. The more options the better
seniors4living
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@DARTS_MN That's a great point. There's a need for sensitivity and compassion, for sure. #ElderCareChat
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A2: By encouraging discussions about the emotions this brings up & using it as an opportunity for a deeper conversation #eldercarechat
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A1 #ElderCareChat Here's a challenge for you guys, write a PDF handbook reader's digest version for doctors & social workers to hand out
a_dignifiedlife
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RT @Seniors4Living Q2. WHEN THE TRUTH WILL HURT, HOW DO YOU DELIVER THE MESSAGE? #ElderCareChat
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Q2. Good question. #eldercarechat
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RT @caregiverguy: A1 #ElderCareChat It's not like you having a baby where you can rd up on books before u come home, I felt completely lost
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A2: Tough one. I often think there's a family story that can lay the foundation of doing caregiving differently. A start? #ElderCareChat
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RT @jocelyn528: A2 with love and patience. And honesty. Honesty is the most important thing. #eldercarechat
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MT @YourTurnToCare: A2: Planning & finding resources b4 having difficult convo essential. More options = better. <-- YES! #ElderCareChat
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RT @Seniors4Living: Q2. WHEN THE TRUTH WILL HURT, HOW DO YOU DELIVER THE MESSAGE? #ElderCareChat
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#eldercarechat My mom was very specifici: she did NOT want honest.y. What then ?!
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A2: Being honest with the caree is the best practice, even when the conversation is hard. #eldercarechat
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RT @jocelyn528 A2 with love and patience. And honesty. Honesty is the most important thing. #eldercarechat
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Good morning, everyone! #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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@itsafullnest I like that approach! Laying a foundation, sharing examples. Good stuff. #ElderCareChat
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A2: As honestly, but passionately as possible. Addressing the situation head on is tough but necessary #eldercarechat
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@Seniors4Living 4 a person w dementia, I don't think honesty is best policy. Imagine learning that spouse died over & over. #eldercarechat
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RT @SLSNews: A2: Being honest with the caree is the best practice, even when the conversation is hard. #eldercarechat
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+1 MT @itsafullnest: A2: often think there's a family story that can lay the foundation of doing caregiving differently. #ElderCareChat
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RT @CareGiverGuy: A1 #ElderCareChat Sitting down in her kitchen with all these brochures, I couldn't talk to family because Mom was my only family
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@KathyKastner Oh wow, that's tough! I suppose instead of lying, you just "withhold" truths then? Very hard situation. #ElderCareChat
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A2. Trust impt element especially when sharing personal/medical info the person may feel is embarrassing if others knew #eldercarechat
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Welcome @ActiveForever. We're on Q2 #eldercarechat
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RT @jocelyn528: A2 with love and patience. And honesty. Honesty is the most important thing. #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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RT @KathyKastner: TOUGH QUESTION: -> My mom was very specific: she did NOT want honesty. What then ?! #ElderCareChat
seniors4living
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@ActiveForever Hi there! We're still on Q2. Jump in anytime! #ElderCareChat
activeforever
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@KathyKastner If your mom said she DIDN'T want honesty, did she say what she DID want? #eldercarechat
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@CareGiverGuy a sort of toolkit for the caregiver perhaps? We are talking about here in MN #eldercarechat
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RT @ShelleyWebbRN: 4 a person w dementia, I don't think honesty is best. Imagine learning that spouse died over & over. #eldercarechat
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RT @Seniors4Living: RT @KathyKastner: TOUGH QUESTION: -> My mom was very specific: she did NOT want honesty. What then ?! #eldercarechat
ecaring
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@ShelleyWebbRN Good point about different approach w/ dementia, Shelley. What to do then? Reference good memories? #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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@ShelleyWebbRN That's true. I guess it depends on what the truth that needs to be delivered is? #ElderCareChat
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A2: When the truth hurts, it can be excruciating to be honest. But avoiding the truth will not make it go away. #eldercarechat
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@ActiveForever I guess what she wanted boiled down to false hope. (Not that all us sibs agreed to follow her wishes) #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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@DARTS_MN That's a great idea -- a toolkit to help guide you through. #ElderCareChat
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@ShelleyWebbRN @Seniors4Living #ElderCareChat Such a good point. Have 2 look at each situation individually.
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So true! RT @LongTermSol: RT @jocelyn528: A2 with love and patience. And honesty. Honesty is the most important thing. #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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@JordanEM Thanks for welcoming new/late arrivals! I appreciate your support! #ElderCareChat
activeforever
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@JordanEM @seniors4living thanks for warm welcome! #eldercarechat
shelleywebbrn
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@eCaring Reference good memories or speak of that person in a positive light. #eldercarechat
a_dignifiedlife
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A2. Even if it's bad news, such as a new diagnosis, tell the truth in honest, plain terms & deliver the news with empathy #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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RT @RightAtHomeLI: A2: When truth hurts, it can be excruciating 2 B honest. But avoiding the truth will not make it go away. #ElderCareChat
kathykastner
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NiceRT @ShelleyWebbRN: @eCaring Reference good memories or speak of that person in a positive light. #eldercarechat
jordanem
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@Seniors4Living My pleasure#ElderCareChat
seniors4living
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Q3. HOW DO YOU HANDLE A RELATIVE, FRIEND OR CLIENT WHO RESISTS HELP? #ElderCareChat
shelleywebbrn
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@KathyKastner but she would probably never believe the false hope because she knew she told you to lie. YIKES #eldercarechat
activeforever
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@KathyKastner brings up good point. What 2 do when not all sibs agree on how to discuss honestly w/ parents? #eldercarechat
srcarecorner
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Don't avoid just because it it hard, worse that way RT @SLSNews: A2: Being honest even when the conversation is hard. #eldercarechat
yourturntocare
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@Seniors4Living @DARTS_MN #eldercarechat Great suggestion! Tool kits for different situations
ecaring
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RT @ShelleyWebbRN: @eCaring Reference good memories or speak of that person in a positive light. #eldercarechat
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@RightAtHomeLI This can be excruciating. This is where the love and patience comes in. #eldercarechat
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RT @Seniors4Living Q3. HOW DO YOU HANDLE A RELATIVE, FRIEND OR CLIENT WHO RESISTS HELP? #ElderCareChat
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A2 #ElderCareChat The Truth...that she's not going to be able to stay by herself...it hurts until I hired Filipina Caregivers, life was good
ecaring
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RT @Seniors4Living: Q3. HOW DO YOU HANDLE A RELATIVE, FRIEND OR CLIENT WHO RESISTS HELP? #eldercarechat
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MT @a_dignifiedlife: A2. Even if it's bad news, such as a new dx, tell truth in honest, plain terms & deliver news w/ empathy #ElderCareChat
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RT @Seniors4Living: Q3. HOW DO YOU HANDLE A RELATIVE, FRIEND OR CLIENT WHO RESISTS HELP? #ElderCareChat
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Hi everyone. Joining for our first time on #eldercarechat
kathykastner
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@ShelleyWebbRN I believe You are totally absolutely astutely right: she knew, because she knew #eldercarechat
caringwise
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Stepping in a bit late to #eldercarechat
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RT @Seniors4Living: Q3. HOW DO YOU HANDLE A RELATIVE, FRIEND OR CLIENT WHO RESISTS HELP? #eldercarechat
kathykastner
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@comfortlife a fellow Canadian. Hey there #eldercarechat
best_endings
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@comfortlife a fellow Canadian. Hey there #eldercarechat
srcarecorner
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Agree RT @Seniors4Living: @ShelleyWebbRN That's true. I guess it depends on what the truth that needs to be delivered is? #ElderCareChat
ecaring
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Q3. Identify who that person trusts/admires: Is it a doctor, a child, a neighbor? Work with that person to share vital info #eldercarechat
shelleywebbrn
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@KathyKastner makes sense.... #eldercarechat
rightathomeli
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@SLSNews Agree. Patience and love are the most powerful healing tools in the most painful times #eldercarechat
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@KathyKastner @ActiveForever Acceptance comes in stages. Honor her wishes rather than break throughinitial denial. #eldercarechat
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A3: Bringing in a mediator is a way to level the playing field. The resistant party may feel less attacked. #ElderCareChat
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RT @Seniors4Living Q3. HOW DO YOU HANDLE A RELATIVE, FRIEND OR CLIENT WHO RESISTS HELP? #ElderCareChat
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A3: Try discussing w/ their Drs & get them on board. Often we see Drs as "authority" when family is just "meddling" #eldercarechat
itsafullnest
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@eCaring I like this - building trust. Great points. #ElderCareChat
seniors4living
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@best_endings @comfortlife Thanks for joining us today. Welcome! #ElderCareChat
shelleywebbrn
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A3 - waiting for some great answers here, because my Mom refuses ANY help. #eldercarechat
activeforever
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@CaringWise Hi! Welcome - nice to see you! #eldercarechat
kathykastner
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TY! RT @itsafullnest: A3: Bring a mediator is a way to level the playing field. The resistant party may feel less attacked. #ElderCareChat
seniors4living
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@CaringWise Hi Trevania! Nice to see you, as always! We're on Q3. #ElderCareChat
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A3: "Resistance" tough-I'll share tips we just did, have some books w. specific examples too. Think of their perspective. #eldercarechat
caringwise
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yes, tough messages sometimes need to come from outside people, often those with "official" roles #eldercarechat
jordanem
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MT @eCaring Q3. Identify who that person trusts/admires: Work w/ person 2 share vital info #eldercarechat
srcarecorner
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Hard situation for all! --What 2 do when not all sibs agree on how to discuss honestly w/ parents? #eldercarechat
mnhomecare
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RT @ActiveForever: A3: Try discussing w/ their Drs & get them on board. Often we see Drs as "authority" #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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MT @eCaring: Q3. Identify who person trusts/admires: Is it a doctor, a child, a neighbor? Work w/person to share vital info #ElderCareChat
kathykastner
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RT @JordanEM: MT @eCaring Q3. Identify who that person trusts/admires: Work w/ person 2 share vital info #eldercarechat
jocelyn528
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q3 sometimes you need a trusted professional they respect to intervene. #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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@CalicoGardens You got it! #ElderCareChat
caringwise
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Thx! RT @Seniors4Living: @CaringWise Hi Trevania! Nice to see you, as always! Were on Q3. #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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RT @itsafullnest: A3: Bringing in a mediator is a way to level the playing field. The resistant party may feel less attacked. #ElderCareChat
activeforever
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@eCaring like your A3 answer, but don't think a child should be put in such a conflicting position #eldercarechat
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Good! RT @itsafullnest: A3: Bring a mediator is a way to level the playing field. The resistant party may feel less attacked. #eldercarechat
mymamaskeeper
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A3: Being the primary caregiver. I delegate to another family member to be the mediator the "neutral" 3rd party #ElderCareChat
ecaring
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@ShelleyWebbRN We had same problem w my grandfather. Couldnt tell him anything. AND he had advanced dementia. So challenging #eldercarechat
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A3 - helping the resistant person come to terms with their reality helps too. Often they don't see the TRUE reality. mind jam #ElderCareChat
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A3: Have seen some "miracles" w/outside help/mediator-can be frustrating-why won't they listen to you, but if it works:-) #eldercarechat
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#ElderCareChat A3: Resistance comes from specific places; fear,lack of finances/support & others. Take time to TALK & learn what works
caringwise
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Also, figure out why they are resisting. Is it about lack of control? Fear of aging? #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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Building trust, bringing in a mediator, getting a long-time friend to help...great answers! #ElderCareChat
activeforever
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@SrCareCorner Thanks for RT! #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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RT @mnhomecare: RT @ActiveForever: A3: Try discussing w/ their Drs & get them on board. Often we see Drs as "authority" #ElderCareChat
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@Seniors4Living Q3 Stay the course. Ease on in. #eldercarechat
ecaring
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A3. Social workers often see as "go-between" between families, health providers, and patient. Valuable asset in #eldercare #eldercarechat
caringwise
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Boy, I know that...RT @ShelleyWebbRN: A3 - waiting for some great answers here, because my Mom refuses ANY help. #eldercarechat
srcarecorner
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RT @CaringWise: yes, tough messages sometimes need to come from outside people, often those with "official" roles #eldercarechat
kathykastner
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RT @CaringWise: Also, figure out why they are resisting. Is it about lack of control? Fear of aging? #eldercarechat
shelleywebbrn
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@eCaring yikes! That's rough....ESPECIALLY with the dementia #eldercarechat
comfortlife
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@ActiveForever @kathykastner I guess at one point, one sib needs to take the lead. Not everything can be a majority vote #ElderCareChat
jordanem
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MT @itsafullnest A3 - helping resistant person come 2 terms w/ reality helps. Often they don't see the TRUE reality. mind jam #ElderCareChat
seniors4living
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@mymamaskeeper Great approach! Has it worked out well in your family? #ElderCareChat
caringwise
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RT @YourTurnToCare: Resistance comes from specific places; fear,lack of finances/support & others. Take time to TALK << YES #eldercarechat
activeforever
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RT @mymamaskeeper A3: Being the primary caregiver. I delegate to another family member to be mediator - "neutral" 3rd party #ElderCareChat
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RT @ShelleyWebbRN: RT @Seniors4Living: Q3. HOW DO YOU HANDLE A RELATIVE, FRIEND OR CLIENT WHO RESISTS HELP? #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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@itsafullnest I love that. So important to help them deal with the resistance and reasons for it. #ElderCareChat
darts_mn
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Great advice! @Seniors4Living @eCaring: Identify person they trust/admire: Doctor/neighbor? Work w/person to share vital info #ElderCareChat
seniors4living
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@ginnydillon Great, simple truths. Consistency and persistence is vital! #ElderCareChat
a_dignifiedlife
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A3. Get many trusted inner circle people together & initiate the conversation. Be sure not to gang up on the person & listen #eldercarechat
ecaring
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@ActiveForever Yes, But sometimes if doctor is trying to prescribe a behavior change, adult child can help implement #eldercarechat
jordanem
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RT @YourTurnToCare: Resistance comes from specific places; fear,lack of finances/support & others. Take time to TALK << YES #eldercarechat
mymamaskeeper
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Yes, recently with the decluttering project. RT @Seniors4Living: Great approach! Has it worked out well in your family? #ElderCareChat
lizandett
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#Caregiving is so specific wrt individual's phys/ment health, fam dynamics,etc; above all else must do what's right 4 patient #ElderCareChat
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#Eldercarechat Q3 FWIW: My pal told her mom: if you don't get help it's going to affect not just you: me, yr grandkids etc.
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MT @eCaring: A3. Social workers often seen as "go-between" 4 families, health providers & patient. Valuable asset. <-- YES! #ElderCareChat
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A3: There are social workers specifically trained to work with caregivers and their caree - GREAT resource #eldercarechat
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I wish I had a social worker or knowledgeable family member to give the TALK so I just gave her the news @mymamaskeeper #ElderCareChat
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@mymamaskeeper That's great! #ElderCareChat
kathykastner
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RT @ActiveForever: A3: There are social workers specifically trained to work with caregivers and their caree - GREAT resource #eldercarechat
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@ShelleyWebbRN Yes, English was not his 1st language so communication became increasingly difficult as dementia went on #eldercarechat
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In relation to Q3 - how do you get a parent to stop spending? #eldercarechat
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@KathyKastner Interesting! Did your mom respond well to her message of concern? #ElderCareChat
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Have to be careful abt social workers/mediators. Some elders view as meddling, whereas dr or financial advisor r accepted. #eldercarechat
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Here in central time it's lunch time, got to go. Definitely fun! Next time I'm eating at my desk! #eldercarechat
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How challenging@CareGiverGuy @mymamaskeeper #ElderCareChat
ecaring
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Why we need GCMs --> RT @CareGiverGuy: I wish I had a social worker or knowledgeable family member to give the TALK #eldercarechat
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@LizandEtt Yes, so true! #ElderCareChat
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RT @Seniors4Living: @itsafullnest I love that. So important to help them deal with the resistance and reasons for it. #ElderCareChat
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@mnhomecare @ActiveForever This is a good point! Doctor as "authority figure" can help. Include in your team. #eldercarechat
shelleywebbrn
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RT @ActiveForever: A3: There are social workers specifically trained to work with caregivers and their caree - GREAT resource #eldercarechat
kathykastner
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Yep (grudgingly but yes)RT @Seniors4Living: @KathyKastner Interesting! Did your mom respond well to her message of concern? #ElderCareChat
ecaring
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@Seniors4Living Hehe I may be a little bias about the social worker thing :) #eldercarechat
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Q4. HOW DO YOU MANAGE A REPETITIVE QUESTION, LIKE, "When am I going home?" #ElderCareChat
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My apologies for jumping in late! :-) #eldercarechat
ecaring
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Wow great question Shelley RT @ShelleyWebbRN: In relation to Q3 - how do you get a parent to stop spending? #eldercarechat
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@SrCareCornerSiblings issue challenging. Found THEY'RE YOUR PARENTS TOO! by Francine Russo Excerpt http://t.co/IbKHxW1S #eldercarechat
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RT @KathyKastner: FWIW: My pal told her mom: if you dont get help its going to affect not just you: me, grandkids etc.<nice #eldercarechat
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Someone needs to put elders best interest at forefront not sibs agenda-tough to do at times @comfortlife: @ActiveForever #ElderCareChat
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b/c you didn't know where to find 1? @CareGiverGuy @mymamaskeeper I wish I had a social worker or knowledgeable family member #eldercarechat
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What about "good cop/bad cop"? Does that work? #eldercarechat
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RT @Seniors4Living Q4. HOW DO YOU MANAGE A REPETITIVE QUESTION, LIKE, "When am I going home?" #ElderCareChat
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@DARTS_MN Enjoy your lunch! And yes, next time, bring your lunch to the desk. Glad you stopped by! #ElderCareChat
ecaring
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RT Seniors4Living Q4. HOW DO YOU MANAGE A REPETITIVE QUESTION, LIKE, "When am I going home?" #eldercarechat
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@CaringWise #eldercarechat important to ID who folks trust
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RT @ginnydillon: @mnhomecare @ActiveForever This is a good point! Doctor as "authority figure" can help. Include in your team #eldercarechat
jordanem
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Good to have you Craig @ctffox #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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@eCaring Naturally. :) Nothing wrong with that! You know their value best! #ElderCareChat
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@eCaring yes, GCMs are a good resource but sometimes seen as "busy-bodies" by the elder. #eldercarechat
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Seniors4Living Q4. HOW DO YOU MANAGE A REPETITIVE QUESTION, LIKE, "When am I going home?" << Infinite Patience #eldercarechat
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RT @ActiveForever: A3: There are social workers specifically trained to work with caregivers and their caree - GREAT resource #eldercarechat
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These proactive talks have to take place in "normalized" setting. My #motherinlaw will NOT go to events at a senior center. #ElderCareChat
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A4: Patience. Telling them they are repeating can upset them, lower self-esteem. #eldercarechat
activeforever
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@CaringWise Good point re: be careful abt mediators/social workers being viewed as "meddling" #eldercarechat
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@Caringwise True-and impt to work w/the professional beforehand on ways to approach so it doesn't make things worse. #eldercarechat
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RT @Seniors4Living: Q4. HOW DO YOU MANAGE A REPETITIVE QUESTION, LIKE, "When am I going home?" #ElderCareChat
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A3. An #eldercare mediator or geriatric care manager can help with caregivers and caree having the talk #eldercarechat
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A3 #ElderCareChat I told my mom you're going to have a visiting caregiver or I'm going to place her in a home....she accepted the caregivers
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Q4. Try and redirect the conversation? #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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@jocelyn528 Interesting that you mentioned that. I was thinking about that when the doctor point was mentioned. #ElderCareChat
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@JordanEM Good to see you too JoAnn! #eldercarechat
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RT @Seniors4Living: Q4. HOW DO YOU MANAGE A REPETITIVE QUESTION, LIKE, "When am I going home?" #ElderCareChat
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RT @RightAtHomeLI: A4: Patience. Telling them they are repeating can upset them, lower self-esteem. #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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@ctffox I'll forgive you this once! ;) Glad you're here. We're on Q4. #ElderCareChat
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RT @Seniors4Living: Q4. HOW DO YOU MANAGE A REPETITIVE QUESTION, LIKE, "When am I going home? #eldercarechat
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RT @jocelyn528: What about "good cop/bad cop"? Does that work? <-- WHAT DO YOU THINK, FOLKS? #ElderCareChat
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#eldercarechat A4 If you know the answer, a calendar to mark off days; if you don't know calendar to next e vent (birthdy etc)
activeforever
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A4: PATIENCE! #eldercarechat
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RT @RightAtHomeLI: A4: Patience. Telling them they are repeating can upset them, lower self-esteem. #eldercarechat
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A4: Patience and redefining the term "home" - maybe saying home is here for 3 months and then we'll see. #ElderCareChat
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@Seniors4Living I love it! I have special dispensation! (Just once?!) ;-) #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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Definitely seems that patience in large quantities is essential re: Q4. And thick skin, perhaps? It's hard on one's emotions. #ElderCareChat
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A4-what if the answer is "never"? is honesty the best thing? #eldercarechat
shelleywebbrn
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@Seniors4Living good cop/bad cop doesn't work; they will choose the answer they like best. #eldercarechat
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RT @ShelleyWebbRN: @Seniors4Living good cop/bad cop doesn't work; they will choose the answer they like best. #eldercarechat
activeforever
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@CareGiverGuy Must have been hard to "lay down the line" with your mom - glad she accepted #caregivers - #eldercarechat
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@CareGiverGuy Tough love when SAFETY is a concern. #eldercarechat
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A4: Ditto to patience...and distraction/activity can help, positive focus/transition. #eldercarechat
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RT @KathyKastner: If you know the answer, a calendar to mark off days; if you dont know calendar to next event < nice idea #eldercarechat
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Definitely and maybe diverting activity too RT @mnhomecare: Q4. Try and redirect the conversation? #eldercarechat
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@ctffox Haha! Yep, just this once. ;) #ElderCareChat
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RT @itsafullnest "A4: Patience and redefining the term "home" - maybe saying home is here for 3 months and then we'll see." #ElderCareChat
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like "redefining home" - good idea! @itsafullnest #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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@ShelleyWebbRN @kathykastner Great point. You're right! #ElderCareChat
jordanem
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It depends on the person and the situation in my judgement @jocelyn528 #eldercarechat
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RT @mnhomecare: RT @RightAtHomeLI: A4: Patience. Telling them they are repeating can upset them, lower self-esteem. #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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RT @ginnydillon: @CareGiverGuy Tough love when SAFETY is a concern. #ElderCareChat
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A3 @ShelleyWebbRN I gave my mom a credit card with a $200 limit...no more buying online or TV buying #ElderCareChat
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RT @Seniors4Living Q4. HOW DO YOU MANAGE A REPETITIVE QUESTION, LIKE, "When am I going home?" #ElderCareChat
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RT @itsafullnest: A4: Patience and redefining the term "home" - maybe saying home is here for 3 months and then we'll see. #ElderCareChat
ecaring
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A4. Consider what lies underneath the question -- is there a need such as hunger, thirst not being fulfilled? #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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@jocelyn528 Eeek! You ask all the good, tough questions! You're right though, is honesty best in this case? #ElderCareChat
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#ElderCareChat
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Yes, @Seniors4Living Patience and a thick skin. It's important to remember that neither you nor they are causing the issues #eldercarechat
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Agreed re good cop/bad cop, tho sometimes that outside party can release some pressure on the family/help maintain pos rels #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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@jocelyn528 Maybe you say, "This is your home?" #ElderCareChat
jocelyn528
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I keep imagining caree asking the "home" question while actually being home. Breaks my heart. #eldercarechat
caringwise
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Where can we get that? RT @CareGiverGuy I gave my mom a credit card with a $200 limit...no more buying online or TV buying #eldercarechat
comfortlife
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@KathyKastner hi there! #ElderCareChat
connectedliving
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Making the new environment a place of enjoyment with social activities, entertainment, and as much support as you can give! #ElderCareChat
kathykastner
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#eldercarechat Communications strats for #Alz http://t.co/JOS7xqpU
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@CareGiverGuy LOL my father did that a lot. He also bought a truck and had it delivered. #eldercarechat
ecaring
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@Srcarecorner @mnhomecare Yes, also using prompts such as pictures to generate memories as redirection tool #eldercarechat
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A4 -honesty may work here too - you don't know, or they can't go home (list reasons) #eldercarechat
kathykastner
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RT @eCaring: @Srcarecorner @mnhomecare Yes, also using prompts such as pictures to generate memories as redirection tool #eldercarechat
caringwise
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RT @eCaring: A4. Consider what lies underneath the question -- is there a need such as hunger, thirst not being fulfilled? #eldercarechat
comfortlife
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yes! For sure. The elders are people #ElderCareChat @SrCareCorner @activeforever
seniors4living
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@CaringWise Absolutely. It's easier said than done though, isn't it? It breaks your heart even if you know no one's at fault. #ElderCareChat
jordanem
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@eCaring Also have noticed use term home for heaven #eldercarechat
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RT @eCaring: @Srcarecorner @mnhomecare Yes, also using prompts such as pictures to generate memories as redirection tool #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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@ShelleyWebbRN @caregiverguy A truck?! And had it delivered? Wow. #ElderCareChat
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@Seniors4Living Thanks. Always a student. I don't have a lot of answers here, so I like asking. #eldercarechat
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RT @ShelleyWebbRN: LOL my father did that a lot. He also bought a truck and had it delivered. < gotta love that spirit #eldercarechat
shelleywebbrn
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RT @JordanEM: @eCaring Also have noticed use term home for heaven #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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MT @ConnectedLiving: Make new environment place of enjoyment w/social activities & as much support as you can give! <- YES! #ElderCareChat
shelleywebbrn
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@Seniors4Living yep.........I was SO mad at the car dealership but couldn't do anything about it. #eldercarechat
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Use it as opportunity for motivation; working towards a goal (even if unrealistic) can relieve helplessness & keep pt engaged #ElderCareChat
seniors4living
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@jocelyn528 That's totally fine! Sometimes questions lead to more questions. It's a learning process for all of us that way! #ElderCareChat
ecaring
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Very moving. Had experience with a client who did this and pased 2 days later RT @JordanEM: noticed use term home for heaven #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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@ShelleyWebbRN Oh wow. How did it unravel then? So you had to keep it? #ElderCareChat
activeforever
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Powerful observation RT @JordanEM: @eCaring Also have noticed use term home for heaven #eldercarechat
yourturntocare
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@CaringWise @eCaring #eldercarechat Great observation! So important to see beyond the obvious question
itsafullnest
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@ShelleyWebbRN I hope you wrote a strong and informative letter to the car dealership after this. #ElderCareChat @Seniors4Living
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RT @LizandEtt: Use it as opportunity for motivation; working towards a goal (even if unrealistic) can relieve helplessness. #eldercarechat
a_dignifiedlife
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RT @eCaring @Srcarecorner @mnhomecare Yes, also using prompts such as pictures to generate memories as redirection tool #eldercarechat
mnhomecare
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RT @Seniors4Living: MT @ConnectedLiving: Make new environment place of enjoyment w/social activities & much support! #eldercarechat
jordanem
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RT @LizandEtt Use it as op 4 motivation; working towards goal (even if unrealistic) can relieve helplessness; keep pt engaged #ElderCareChat
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@jocelyn528 ask away! Thats what the #eldercarechat is for :)
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A4 #ElderCareChat that's a good question Q4 regarding Repetitive Question - give her an answer & ask her question, it worked for me
seniors4living
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MT @LizandEtt: Use as opportunity 4 motivation; work 4 a goal (even if unrealistic) 2 relieve helplessness/keep pt engaged #ElderCareChat
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MT @CareGiverGuy: I told my mom you'll have a visiting caregiver or go to a home..she accepted the caregivers #eldercarechat
jocelyn528
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this is where we have to remember that adults with dementia are adults and not children. #eldercarechat
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@Seniors4Living Had to keep it. Fortunately we had record snowfall and it was 2W drive and was stuck for the winter. :) #eldercarechat
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@LizandEtt I love that! Great answer/approach. #ElderCareChat
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AmenRT @jocelyn528: this is where we have to remember that adults with dementia are adults and not children. #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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Q5. HOW DO YOU BEGIN A CONVERSATION ABOUT END-OF-LIFE WISHES? #ElderCareChat
jordanem
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RT @jocelyn528 this is where we have to remember that adults with dementia are adults and not children. #eldercarechat
ecaring
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@Seniors4Living @ShelleyWebbRN Lemons out of lemonade! #eldercarechat
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@ShelleyWebbRN Wow. Well, I guess that worked out in its own strange way? #ElderCareChat
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RT @Seniors4Living Q5. HOW DO YOU BEGIN A CONVERSATION ABOUT END-OF-LIFE WISHES? #ElderCareChat
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RT @CareGiverGuy: A4 #ElderCareChat that's a good question Q4 regarding Repetitive Question - give her an answer & ask her question, it worked for me
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RT @Seniors4Living: Q5. HOW DO YOU BEGIN A CONVERSATION ABOUT END-OF-LIFE WISHES? #eldercarechat
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So true. RT @jocelyn528 this is where we have to remember that adults with dementia are adults and not children. #eldercarechat
ecaring
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@Seniors4Living @shelleyWebbrn Haha other way around! #eldercarechat
ecaring
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RT @Seniors4Living: Q5. HOW DO YOU BEGIN A CONVERSATION ABOUT END-OF-LIFE WISHES? #eldercarechat
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RT @CareGiverGuy: regarding Repetitive Question - give her an answer & ask her question, it worked for me<<nice strategy #eldercarechat
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Agree RT @eCaring @Seniors4Living @ShelleyWebbRN Lemons out of lemonade! #eldercarechat
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I think end-of-life conversation has to be had early. As soon as major illness diagnosis or before #eldercarechat
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Q5. Luckily, my grandma already has that in writing. DNR, etc. She was proactive. #eldercarechat
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@Seniors4Living I'm compiling convo starters: http://t.co/cDfXou9P #eldercarechat
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@Seniors4Living I'm compiling convo starters: http://t.co/mGLoDRmX #eldercarechat
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A5: end of life wishes convo should occur way before family member reaches point of needing caregiving (doesn't always, yes) #eldercarechat
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RT @Seniors4Living Q5. HOW DO YOU BEGIN A CONVERSATION ABOUT END-OF-LIFE WISHES? #ElderCareChat
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RT @Seniors4Living: Q5. HOW DO YOU BEGIN A CONVERSATION ABOUT END-OF-LIFE WISHES? #ElderCareChat
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RT @jocelyn528: I think end-of-life conversation has to be had early. As soon as major illness diagnosis or before #eldercarechat
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@KathyKastner Excellent! Can you re-tweet this link in the last five minutes of the chat? That's when we share stuff. #ElderCareChat
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A5: With an 'I love you' #eldercarechat
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Preferably talk about EOL wishes prior to it being a necessity. We have had family talks on a stray Sunday. #eldercarechat
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RT @JordanEM: Agree RT @eCaring @Seniors4Living @ShelleyWebbRN Lemons out of lemonade! #eldercarechat
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A5 -use public figures & their problems. "So & so died and forgot to make a will - just look what a problem it is. BTW, Mom.. #eldercarechat
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Join @Seniors4Living 's #eldercarechat for helpful tips and a great discussion on senior care
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@mnhomecare My parents started those convos when I was a teen #eldercarechat
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@jocelyn528: I think end-of-life conversation has to be had early. As soon as major illness diagnosis or before #eldercarechat
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@jocelyn528 Great point. Prep begins NOW. Consider what documents & decisions person needs to make: DNR, will, etc #eldercarechat
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@mnhomecare Always good when the individual has been proactive on that. What a gift to the family! #ElderCareChat
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I an post a link at the end for End of Life talk opener #eldercarechat
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RT @ActiveForever: A5: end of life wishes convo should occur way before family member reaches point of needing caregiving #eldercarechat
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Late but here! Playing a quick game of catch up. #eldercarechat
seniors4living
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@ActiveForever You're absolutely right! We all wait too long to have this chat. #ElderCareChat
ecaring
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So beautiful! RT @LongTermSol: A5: With an I love you #eldercarechat
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Agree 100% RT @jocelyn528 I think end-of-life conversation has to be had early. As soon as major illness diagnosis or before #eldercarechat
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A5: Try to start convos early b4 the caregiving is needed. Start with talk about assets & retirement - then expand. #ElderCareChat
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@ShelleyWebbRN Always had fun with Mom's purchases...sexy lingerie (it fit my GFriend) vacuum cleaners, & how-to-DVDs #ElderCareChat A4
mnhomecare
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@Seniors4Living It is! It makes it easier on everyone. No guess work. #eldercarechat
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Two great projects are focused on kick-starting the EOL talk. One is led by Ellen Goodman, called "The Conversation Project" #eldercarechat
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RT @Seniors4Living: Q4. HOW DO YOU MANAGE A REPETITIVE QUESTION, LIKE, "When am I going home?" #ElderCareChat
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RT @eCaring: @jocelyn528 Gr8 point. Prep begins NOW. Consider what documents & decisions person needs to make: DNR, will, etc #eldercarechat
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Good one @ShelleyWebbRN - Public/news examples as starters #eldercarechat
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@arthurandbernie Hi! LTNS - and welcome. #eldercarechat
ecaring
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@arthurandbernie Hey Laura! Glad you could join on your lunch break :) #eldercarechat
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#Eldercarechat Doing workshops on e-o-l decisions; most don't know disease/condition/illness 'trajectory'
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@jocelyn528 #eldercarechat Agreed-early, and often--as people's wishes change, lots of research shows q.o.l. def changes w/illness.
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RT @AgingWisely: @jocelyn528 #eldercarechat Agreed-early, and often--as people's wishes change, lots of research shows q.o.l. def changes w/illness.
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RT @ShelleyWebbRN: RT @Seniors4Living: Q5. HOW DO YOU BEGIN A CONVERSATION ABOUT END-OF-LIFE WISHES? #eldercarechat
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@CareGiverGuy oh my goodness!! #eldercarechat
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A5: There are many good planing workshops many ppl don't go to. Private parties on this topic are more comfortable. #ElderCareChat
jocelyn528
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We have an end of life chat on Thursday nights. @KathyKastner and I participate. #eldercarechat

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