Advocate Anecdotes are real stories from real people who have been through the thick of it when it comes to family caregiving. Their stories inspire us to do well, take our hardships one day at a time, and most importantly, they bring us together.
Because – no one should have to navigate the complicated world of eldercare alone and unsupported.
The Monte Cristo Sandwich
Do you know what the #1 question is in the back of someone’s mind when they meet with a provider or elder care professional about the care of a loved one?
“Can I trust you to take good care and honor my loved one?”
One day I was interviewing a senior living provider and relayed how they triage their residents when they move in. One of the questions they ask is: “What are their favorite foods?”
For Jack’s family, they heartedly answered: “Jack loves Monte Cristo sandwiches.” Now once a month at lunch hour, they host “Jack’s Monte Cristo Day” and on the menu they call it “Jack’s Monte Cristo Sandwich.”
To tell someone they matter and are an integral part of where they live is the message.
No amount of print, or slick commercials can tell a story of who those heroes are who serve our seniors better than radio and podcasts can.
It’s the heart, the passion, and the grace of our industry that we are proud to be a part of.
Answers For Elders Radio tells the stories that provide comfort, education, and helps to empower, and to build trust in the standards that our industry mostly lives up to. We strive to reassure families and their senior loved ones that they matter and are worthy of being cherished.
On March 4th, Answers for Elders Radio Show will go into syndication across the USA, and will be in numerous cities across America. We look forward to being a part of the many communities across the USA, in sharing the stories that matter most.
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Founder and CEO of Answers for Elders, Inc., Suzanne Newman proclaims often, “Caring for my mom was the hardest thing I ever have done, but it was also my greatest privilege.” Following a career of over 25 years in sales, media, and marketing management, Suzanne Newman found herself on a 6-year journey caring for her mother. Her trials and tribulations as a family caregiver inspired an impassioned life mission outside of the corporate world to revolutionize the journey that so many other American families also find themselves on. In 2009, she became the founder and CEO of Answers for Elders, Inc., subsequently hosting hundreds of radio segments and podcasts, as well as authoring her first book. Suzanne and Answers for Elders, Inc. have spent 14 years, and counting, committed to helping families and seniors along their caregiving journeys by providing education, resources, and support. Each week on the Answers for Elders podcast, Suzanne is joined by vetted professional experts in over 65 categories including Health & Wellness, Life Changes, Living Options, Money, Law, and more. Suzanne lives in Edmonds, Washington with her husband, Keith, and their two doodle dogs, Whidbey and Skagit.
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