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September 14th 2010:Eldercaring: Navigating the System

Cindy Laverty is founder The Care Company, based in Southern California. Marilyn Spencer is family caregiver for her mother, who is enduring the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease. They explain how they each became involved with Eldercaring. They analyze their personal experiences with Eldercaring. They discuss the key challenges for family caregivers involved in Eldercaring. Cindy outlines the key points in her book, and the questions that her radio show receives. Marilyn talks about the ways she has dealt with the challenges, and what she has learned from them. They both explain the signals that

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Cindy Laverty

Cindy Laverty founded The Care Company, based in Southern California. A caregiver support agency, it reflects her years of caring for her dying former father-in-law while his own children were unable to provide care and while she was also raising her own child. To deliver compassionate home care, her company employs “life managers”, who work with family caregivers and their families. Her life managers provide services such as nutrition and exercise recommendations, medical coordination, caregiver screening, household management, financial assistance and much more. Her aim is a caregiving process that’s less stressful for everyone involved. She’s become a formidable advocate for caregivers na
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Marilyn Spencer

Marilyn Spencer graduated with an MBA in marketing in 1974. After working for fortune 500 companies, she started her own corporate communications firm, The Concept Werks, specializing in change management and employee communications. She considers herself to be an accidental caregiver. After her successful career in marketing and corporate communications, she, a childless only child, found herself the caregiver for her mother who is enduring the ravages of Alzheimer’s. With no experience in looking after anyone or anything dependent, without ever having to be involved in accessing community support services, of any kind, she was thrown into the caregiver’s world. Eleven years after realizin
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