In today’s episode of Help Choose Home, we welcome Rosalind Marshall-Jones, CEO and founder of Jacksonville’s Best Caregivers. Roz has been in the caregiving field since 2009, assisting families both in Jacksonville and outside of her immediate service area through virtual caregiving support.
Helping families navigate the caregiving journey is one’s of Roz’s passions, and she provides a wealth of information and advice through her blog and via social media channels. As an advocate, crisis counselor and healthcare intervention specialist, Roz is driven by a deep desire to help families achieve success in their caregiving roles. During our discussion on Help Choose Home, Roz shares some of her important insight with listeners.
This episode focuses on the important role of family caregivers and we discuss:
- The need for support and a plan when caring for a parent or other family member
- Practical steps to make the administrative end of caregiving less overwhelming
- How support roles are just as important as the hands-on caregiving roles
- Knowing your limitations and what you have the capacity to do
Below are some highlights from our conversation:
- [1:40] Discover how Roz was first introduced to caregiving and how that introduction led to a career change, and eventually a new business opportunity
- [5:20] Roz explains the importance of having a plan when it comes to the care of older family members
- [5:50] Roz details the many logistics that go along with family caregiving
- [7:00] It’s a transition for everyone when a senior loved one moves in: learn how to be prepared
- [7:40] Roz shares the importance of helping seniors stay active and providing the opportunity to make a contribution
- [8:45] Family caregivers need to know and understand their limitations
- [10:15] Learn the two questions all family caregivers need to ask themselves
- [10:55] Roz explains the one factor that should be the basis of all decisions when it comes to family caregiving
- [11:55] Learn the importance of having a designated family member who is responsible for making decisions on care, especially during emergencies or health crises
- [13:05] Roz shares the most important documents that family caregivers should have on hand
- [15:00] Don’t be like Aretha Franklin
- [15:30] Roz shares the #1 rule for caregiving
- [16:35] Roz emphasizes how important it is for family members to know their limits, and that it’s OK to say no
- [17:45] Roz shares the questions family caregivers should ask about care during the pandemic
- [21:00] Learn what you should know about keeping seniors healthy this fall
- [21:35] Roz details a number of free resources she has available for family caregivers
After listening to today’s podcast, I think that like me, you’ll come away with a great sense of the questions to ask when considering family caregiving and a better understanding of the logistical steps that need to happen in order to ensure a loved one’s care goals are met.
To learn more about the benefits of at home senior care, and the specialized care that can be delivered outside of a clinical setting, listen to my interview with Deborah Hoyt, president and CEO of the Connecticut Association for Healthcare at Home. Deborah explains how home care is benefiting from advances in technology, enabling more and more seniors to choose to remain at home as they age.
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The Help Choose Home podcast series is a collaborative effort by the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC), Axxess, and corecubed to educate the public about the many benefits of the in-home care industry, which includes non-medical home care, private duty nursing care, medical home health, hospice, and other in-home health and wellness services.
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The Help Choose Home podcast series provides information and resources to help those with a care need learn more about healthcare at home. Podcasts are hosted by Merrily Orsini, Founder/Board Chair of corecubed, a marketing firm dedicated exclusively to helping aging care providers grow their business.