As our roles with our parents and our family dynamics change in life: from cared for, to independent, to friend and finally to caregiver, each transition comes with its own challenges and rewards. As daughters
As our roles with our parents and our family dynamics change in life: from cared for, to independent, to friend and finally to caregiver, each transition comes with its own challenges and rewards. As daughters of aging parents there are so many questions regarding healthcare, home safety, Medicare, driving privileges, social stimulation and so much more. Join Holli Ward, from Age With Grace, as we explore the feelings, frustrations and exhilaration of this challenging time in our lives.
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Holli Ward redefined her life in her early 40’s by going back to school after more than 20 years. She received her Masters of Science in Gerontology at the University of NC Greensboro. She was a single mom trying to show her daughter that it is never too late to find your passion. During that time, she married and, almost immediately, became a caregiver for her new husband. After graduating and taking a year off to be a full-time caregiver, Holli began working for a non-medical home care agency doing assessments, plans of care, training, family support, and referrals to other professionals to help extend the time the older adult could stay at home. Her husband continued to improve. An opportunity with the Area Agency on Aging presented itself and she was hired full time as the Family Caregiver Support Specialist. There her job was educating and supporting family members caring for their loved ones. After a merger with another agency that drastically changed her job, Holli took a chance and started her own company Age With Grace to assist families and their loved ones with navigating the aging system by helping them achieve their goals and pull in appropriate community supports. Age With Grace is guiding families through change.
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