It's the exception when I have the pleasure of chatting with someone who has been in the caregiving game longer than I have. My Mom had Alzheimer's from the late 1990s till 2020, but my guest, Patricia A. Boswell, has been working in the caregiving field since 1976. Who better to learn how to provide care with love and joy than someone like Patricia?
Patricia has worked for the past twelve years in various home healthcare settings and private duty nursing, hospice, group homes, and senior living centers. Additionally, she consults with organizations regarding their best practices regarding medical operations. These activities are just some of what Patricia does to help those impacted by some form of dementia.
In addition to the calming sounds of birds chirping in the background, you'll get tips on getting past denial and achieving the highest levels of function through peace and dignity. Patricia also explains how the love and joy of caregiving are often realized at the end of a good day. Indeed, this would be an excellent episode, but we also talked about how caregivers can better "go the distance" when they take care of themselves.
It's not often I have a guest sitting outside among chirping birds. Listen for the advice but enjoy the calming bird sounds from Patricia's backyard birds.
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