Introduction to The Senior Circle

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Welcome to The Senior Circle, where we hope to inspire and help others by providing valuable, relevant information related to caring for an elderly loved one. Hi, my name is Dawn Neely, and I’ll be your host. Thank you for joining us.

The Senior Circle was created in an effort to provide information, insight, and some experience that I’ve gained over the last 12 years, owning a senior care company. Hi, my name is Dawn Neely, and I’ll be your host. I’ll be sharing some ideas and techniques that I believe will not only be helpful for seniors in our community, but they’ll also be helpful for those that are involved with senior care. Just over 12 years ago, my husband Bob and I were thrust into the world of caregiving ourselves. Both his mother and mine were pillars of support for our family. We loved them very much, and they were an important part of our lives. They unfortunately became very ill at the same time, and because both Bob and I were working in corporate America and juggling the busy lives of our five children while we were also trying to make sure that our mothers had the support and the care that they deserved, it was important to us that we learn as much as we could, and that we make solid decisions. So we dove in.

We not only found ourselves immersed in learning about senior care, we found ourselves advocating for our parents, and then advocating for those around them. We realized quickly that we had discovered a passion in ourselves that we didn’t know was there. We shared that, and we also felt that God had put something on our hearts in regard to what we we’re gonna be when we grew up. After a lot of research and a lot of prayer, we left our corporate positions and opened our own private duty senior care company, Seniors Helping Seniors.

It’s been a true blessing to have the opportunity of caring for seniors requiring assistance with those things that have become challenging as they age. It has provided a lot of learning opportunities that have helped us become a resource for those that are aging in place themselves and for those that have loved ones that are aging in place. During the last 12 years, we’ve helped seniors with things like fall prevention, Alzheimer’s care, management of care for illnesses such as COPD, congestive heart failure and more. We’ve also assisted families that are trying to help Mom or Dad understand that it might be time to stop driving. These are topics that are very challenging to face, and what I’d like to do with the Senior Circle is provide as much as I can to lighten your burden, give you some ideas, and provide some encouragement as well, sharing some of our experiences and our insight.

I truly believe that we’re all in this thing called life together, so I also plan on inviting folks that I’ve found to be a tremendous resource in senior-related topics so they can share their knowledge with you as well. One tidbit that I’d like to leave you is that I’m often asked what some of the indicators are when an elderly loved one should consider potentially having some extra support in the home. I tell folks that there are typically four things that I see happening that are clear signs that support in the home is a good idea. I’d love to share these ideas with you.

If you’d like to receive a free download that describes these indicators and provides a checklist of the criteria that I tell people to apply, please click on the link in the text below. We’ll make sure you get that information. I’m looking forward to this endeavor together, and I’m really looking forward to spending more time with you, so please look for our next video and join us. Until then, have an awesome day.

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