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Good Grief with Cheryl Jones

Good Grief with Cheryl Jones

Wednesday at 2 PM Pacific

December 10th 2014:Elder Roads

The world of elder care and assisted living can be exhausting and demoralizing. How does a daughter insure that the needs of her declining parents are met? How does she accept the deficits in a system of health care that sometimes does not care? Marcy Baskin learned first hand how ill prepared we are to advocate for our elders, especially when they are suffering from Alzheimers. She set out to learn all she could and, in the process, found a new calling. Trained in elder care, she wrote the book Assisted Living: Questions I Wish I Had Asked and now advocates for others experiencing what she

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Marcy Baskin

Marcy Baskin’s story is a poignant example of grief as a life changing experience. Marcy’s parents, both in their seventies and in poor health, moved to California to be near their children. Marcy was stunned when they arrived, over-medicated and under-attended by their respective physicians. The jigsaw puzzle of obtaining medical records, finding providers, going to medical appointments, supervising caregivers, eventually finding appropriate placement for Mom, who had Alzheimer’s, all became a full time job for Mary, leaving little time for taking care of herself, her career, health and her relationships. Marcy’s takeaway from this experience was that being the decision maker for a
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2264/good-grief-with-cheryl-jones 11/12/2017 04:00 11/12/2017 05:00 Good Grief with Cheryl Jones https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2264/good-grief-with-cheryl-jones The world of elder care and assisted living can be exhausting and demoralizing. How does a daughter insure that the needs of her declining parents are met? How does she accept the deficits in a system of health care that sometimes does not care? Marcy Baskin learned first hand how ill prepared we are to advocate for our elders, especially when they are suffering from Alzheimers. She set out to learn all she could and, in the process, found a new calling. Trained in elder care, she wrote the book Assisted Living: Questions I Wish I Had Asked and now advocates for others experiencing what she did with her own parents. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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