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!

How Assistive Technology Can Support Aging Individuals with Samantha Westrich, Speech and Language Pathologist

Sometimes, we hear the term “assistive technology” in relation to older adults. But what exactly is that? How can assistive technology help my aging loved one or me, as the caregiver? Host Frances Hall, Executive Director of ACAPcommunity welcomes Samantha Westrich, a speech and language pathologist from the NC Dept. of Health and Human Services, who will help us understand how technology and assistive devices can help an older adult and the caregiver as well as what is available, how to determine what is needed, and how to access it.

This episode of The Caregiver Community is made possible by our sponsor, Pace @ Home in Hickory, NC.