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Matters Of The Heart: A Journey In Caring For Aging Loved Ones

Caregiving for elders is on the increase. As a result, personal involvement of children in their parent’s caregiving has become an unavoidable fact of life.

For 16 years, Susan’s primary job was caregiving for her elderly parents on top of managing a successful business. In true caregiving fashion, this presentation will be filled with lots of laughs, but a tearful moment is never too far away.  More importantly, the presentation is filled with concrete ways to guide your loved ones into their elder years.

Embrace what can be a very rewarding role.

The physical and emotional aspects of caregiving are many, both to the aging and to the provider. The journey is full of life-changing questions that were given no thought when young.  Attendees will walk away with a step-by-step conversation checklist for talking with parents or children. The checklist covers what to expect during the caregiving process, along with worst and best case scenarios.

Learning Objectives

  • When to intervene in your parent’s driving
  • Know how to get involved in medical and life-caring decisions
  • Prepare for becoming a parent of your parents
  • Protect your parent’s finances and living environment
  • Establish tools to maintain a sense of self and sanity

Here Fishy, Fishy

No one wants to grow old and become a burden to their children, nieces, nephews, or anyone else for that matter. Based on the audience’s demographics, Susan gives five basic principles to survive caregiving for an elderly loved one.

Who’s Minding the Radar?

In true storytelling fashion, Susan takes her audience back to the Atlanta tornado that plowed through her room at 130 mph. This riveting keynote combines a whirlwind story with three key universal principles that apply to life both in and out of the workplace.

Oh Say, Can You See?

American history teaches us applicable lessons for our lives. Susan takes her audience on a historical tour of the events that have built America and how they pertain to everyday business activities and life lessons. Tour stops include the Alamo, the War of 1812, the Civil War and a few other notable moments.

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