Maybe it was their smiling faces on the sidelines—cheering you on at Little League. Or the late nights they spent helping you with those term papers. But one thing is for sure: Your parents were there for you when you needed them. And as they age, we want to help you return the favor.
In our latest episode, we talk about long-term care, and some of the misconceptions that surround it. We’ll help families get clarity on the options available.
Tammy Retalic, RN
Chief Nursing Officer & Vice President, Patient Care Services
Tammy B. Retalic, MS, RN, is the Chief Nursing Officer and the Vice President of Patient Care Services for Hebrew SeniorLife in Boston. She has over 25 years of operational and clinical leadership experience in academic and community-based hospitals, post-acute care services, and education and training.
In our latest episode, we explore memory loss. What’s normal, what’s not, and when to worry. From forgetting keys to wandering, we discuss how to figure out what’s going on and how to get help for the whole family.
Dr. Gary Epstein-Lubow
Medical Director, Center for Memory Health at Hebrew SeniorLife
Dr. Epstein-Lubow is the medical director for the Hebrew SeniorLife’s Center for Memory Health. He oversees the clinical services for individuals with dementia and related disorders through clinical care, education, advocacy, and research.
In this episode, we’ll discuss strategies for opening up conversations about aging with your parents. How to really pay attention to what matters most to them and how to help them maximize quality of life as they define it.
Executive Director at Orchard Cove
Aline has been with Orchard Cove since 1998. As Executive Director, she oversees all daily operations. She is the founder of the award-winning Vitalize 360SM program, which inspires seniors to make lifestyle changes for improved health and greater quality of life.
In this episode, we’ll discuss the range of resources and support available when you notice a parent or other aging loved one is not quite thriving at home, from services you can bring into the home to a variety of senior living options.
CATHERINE OETTINGER, LICSW, MPH
Director of Community Life at Orchard Cove
Catherine has been with Orchard Cove since 2014—and has been part of the Hebrew SeniorLife family for much longer. In her role, she focuses on creating a vibrant and engaging community for the residents of Orchard Cove.
Our new podcast, “There for Them,” is a valuable resource for supporting your parents as they explore their next step in life. You’ll get advice on everything from how to start that first conversation to how to make an informed decision together.
TARA FLEMING-CARUSO, MA, LMHC
Collaborative Care Advisor at Hebrew SeniorLife
Tara has more than 25 years’ experience in elder care. She currently serves as the collaborative care advisor for Hebrew SeniorLife’s NewBridge on the Charles campus, making her an important resource for residents and their families.