More About Aging, Caring and You

My family was not prepared for the death of my father. I believe that it was at this time that the seeds for this project were planted. It never occurred to my brothers, sisters and me to ask about a power of attorney or a power of attorney for healthcare much less a will, advanced directives for healthcare and a living will.

As my father was lying in his hospital bed hooked up to every device known to the medical profession asking to go home, I knew we had blown it. We had not laid the groundwork necessary to fulfill his wishes. The disappointment that I have in myself for not being prepared and the feeling of helplessness are still with me. I swore that I would not let this happen again.

Fast forward several years and here I am again, this time with my mother. However, this time we are prepared or as prepared as we can be. I am much more confident in how events will play out as they relate to my mother.

Support a Good Cause

Money from podcast purchases will go toward researching, writing and producing future podcasts covering additional topics on aging and caring. This is a self-funding endeavor in order to keep the information unbiased and neutral.

Additionally, 10 percent of the profits will be donated to the Council on Aging for Middle Tennessee, an area nonprofit organization that honors and supports older adults and caregivers by addressing unmet needs through information, advocacy and education and by being a catalyst for comprehensive solutions.

Why this non-profit? Since I have retired, I spend a lot of time volunteering in the older adult community with Meals on Wheels, The Martin Center (a local senior center), and by serving on the board of directors with the Council on Aging for Middle Tennessee.