The Caregiver Community

Hosted ByFrances Hall

Navigating the frequently mysterious, sometimes frightening, and often humorous world of caregiving. If you are juggling the needs of spouses, children, step-children, pets, work, volunteer activities and parents and in-laws, this show is for you!

Family Dynamics with Alyssa Szymanski Botte

Family dynamics are built on decades of history between parents and children as well as between siblings. Care for an aging parent sometimes prompts unresolved family issues to the surface. While taking care of mom and dad is a wonderful idea, collaborative caregiving can be a minefield of implicit and explicit expectations, assumptions, and history within the family. This podcast will help listeners explore ways to establish a more balanced family unit and learn strategies for strengthening the family as they care for aging parents and other aging loved ones.

Frances Hall, Founder and Executive Director of ACAPcommunity and Bob Cain, Vice President of Marketing for Piedmont Home Care in Winston-Salem, NC, and chapter coordinator for ACAP Winston-Salem are joined by Alyssa Szymanski Botte, a licensed clinical mental health counselor at the J. Paul Sticht Center on Aging, affiliated with Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, NC. Alyssa earned double Master’s degrees in Divinity and Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wake Forest University and has passed boards to be awarded the National Certified Counselor designation, demonstrating that she has met high standards for the practice of counseling.

Thank you to our sponsor Pace at Home in Hickory, NC!