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Talking Care: A Caregiving Journey Radio Show

Talking Care is a show about caregiving and some of the issues and decisions a caregiver may face while supporting a loved one or friend.

Talking Care episodes appeared on Murray Segal's Sunday Showcase on Zoomer Radio AM740 in Toronto, and was sponsored by Saint Elizabeth and Hospice Toronto.

To speak with someone about the show or to get more information on the topics presented, call 1-855-ASK-ELIZ (275-3549) or to chat online click the chat bubble on your screen.

Episode 1: An Introduction to Caregiving

Saturday, 28 Apr 2012

This episode, which aired on April 28 2012, featured Dena Maule, Executive Director of Hospice Toronto, and Nancy Lefebre, Chief Clinical Executive at Saint Elizabeth. Dena and Nancy provide an introduction to family caregiving in Canada, and discuss resources available to family caregivers.

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Episode 2: Getting Started as a Family Caregiver

Saturday, 28 Apr 2012

In Episode 2 of Talking Care, Dena Maule, Executive Director of Hospice Toronto, and Don Fenn, Publisher of The Family Caregiver magazine, discuss some of the first steps you should take if you suddenly become a caregiver to a loved one.

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Episode 3: Introduction to Home and Community Care

Friday, 1 Feb 2013

Episode 3 of Talking Care provides an overview of home and community care, with Nancy Lefebre, Chief Clinical Executive at Saint Elizabeth, and host Murray Segal discussing the types of home care services available, including physiotherapy, palliative care, and nursing care. Nancy and Murray also provide information on the process for arranging home care services for your or your loved one.

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Episode 4: Accessing Support Services in the Community

Friday, 1 Feb 2013

Marg McAllister, Director of Policy and Research of the Canadian Home Care Association, joins host Murray Segal to talk about non-medical support services available to family caregivers, including transportation, meal delivery, and home maintenance services.

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Episode 5: Coping Strategies for Caregivers

Friday, 1 Feb 2013

Harry van Bommel, Executive Director of Legacies, and Dena Maule, Executive Director of Hospice Toronto discuss the strategies caregivers can use to cope with the stress of family caregiving.

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Episode 6: Caregiving Conversations

AM 740 host Murray Segal welcomes Robin Hurst, an Advanced Practice Consultant specializing in seniors and mental health at Saint Elizabeth. Murray and Robin discuss the top three safety concerns in the home, including what you can do to prevent falls. Robin also outlines how you can start the caregiving conversation with your loved one, and what you need to know about adapting your home to accommodate a family member with special needs.

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Episode 7: Young Caregivers

Larisa MacSween, Manager of Hospice Toronto's Young Carer's Program, and Dena Maule, Executive Director of Hospice Toronto, join Murray Segal to discuss caregiver role reversal and the struggles that children and teenagers face when providing care to their ill or disabled parents.

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Episode 8: Government Programs for Family Caregivers

Episode 8 of Talking Care features Nicole Beben, Vice President of Knowledge & Care Exchange Programs at Saint Elizabeth Health Care.

Nicole discusses the financial support options available for family caregivers, including:

  • Government funding for home renovations and car modifications
  • Online financial tools to help with financial planning
  • Government compassionate care benefits
  • Tax credits and other income tax deductions

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Episode 10: Living with a Chronic Disease

Episode 10 of Talking Care features Saint Elizabeth's Glen Chenard, an Advanced Practice Consultant specializing Diabetes & Dialysis.

Glen provides an overview of some common chronic diseases, including Alzheimers, arthritis, and kidney disease, and provides information and resources for families caring for a loved one with a chronic disease.

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Episode 9: Role Reversal – Becoming a Parent to Your Parent

Dena Maule, Executive Director at Hospice Toronto and Belinda Marchese, Director of Clinical Services at Hospice Toronto, join Murray Segal to talk about coping strategies for people who find themselves caring for their aging or ill parents.

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