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How to Care For an Aging Family Member

Summary: What are the three things all caregivers need to know that no one usually tells them?
Air Date: 7/23/16
Duration: 20
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: David Levy, JD
David-LevyDavid Levy, JD, gerontologist and family caregiving expert, is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator in family caregiving and a certified Family Conflict Dynamics Profiler. 

He is founder and chairman of the American Association for Caregiver Education (AACE), a fifteen-year-old nonprofit organization devoted to creating education, teaching, and training modalities for family and professional caregivers. 

Levy founded two consulting practices: Family Caregiver Advocacy Group, for personal caregiving support, and Caregiver Reality, Inc., for support of businesses and corporations. 

He facilitates weekly family caregiver support groups and counsels family caregivers, both pro bono and privately.
    How to Care For an Aging Family Member
    Up to 80 million people in the U.S. are family caregivers; the backbone of healthcare in our country.

    But, landing in this situation can happen without warning and take years to fully grasp. How do you know when care is truly needed? What steps should I take as a new caregiver?

    What are the three things all caregivers need to know that no one usually tells them?

    To get answers to questions like these and more, Dr. Roizen welcomes David Levy, JD, gerontologist and author of The Family Caregiver's Manual: A Practical Planning Guide to Managing the Care of Your Loved One.

    This new book can help you evaluate your priorities, understand the options, deal with legal and financial matters, and keep tabs on emotional issues.

    Learn practical ways to make compassionate, informed decisions for your loved ones, whether that time is now or on the horizon.

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