Ask The O.T. caring for an aging loved one

Ask The O.T.

Free Online Live Q and A - Ask The O.T with Gina Grothoff

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Caring for Aging Loved Ones

Part of the Focused Healthy Family's EParent Club

Are you struggling with the responsibility of caring for an aging parent or relative? 

Do you have questions about their mobility, daily activities, mental functioning or concerns about the person who is caring for them?

My dad keeps forgetting his medication, and he won’t listen to me, what am I supposed to do?

How can I keep caring for my husband when he falls all the time?

I live far away from my parents, how am I supposed to help them?

How am I supposed to manage raising a teen, my job and caring for my parents?

They said my mom can’t live at home anymore, how do I decide the best place for her and convince her she needs to live somewhere else?  And without her hating me?

Gina Grothoff graduated with a degree in  Occupational Therapy in  1992.  Since that time, she has worked in a variety of settings including acute hospital rehabilitation, sub-acute rehab, long-term care, home health care, and outpatient rehabilitation for Independent living, assisted living and memory care facilities.  Her background also includes education in mental health which later helped her in navigating issues with her family members.    Over the years she has worked with adults of all ages and developed a passion for working with seniors and for educating caregivers and family members. When a loved one has dementia, caregiver education is an essential part of navigating their care..  

Gina Grothoff’s father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2007. Her professional experience as an Occupational Therapist has been an asset to both her dad and her mom on his journey with this progressive neurologic disorder which has included dementia. She has been able to advocate for her parents in many situations as well as being the missing piece in the healthcare chain:  communication.  Communicating both with her father to help him deal with the anxiety of the emergency department, hospital, and rehab facility stays as well as with the health care providers to be more effective in helping him.  She has also assisted her mom with navigating the terminology, policies and procedures of the healthcare environment. 

With Ask The OT, you gain direct access to professional guidance without leaving the comfort of your home. Gina’s passion for helping others,  commitment to improving communication, personal history,  and  30 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist are behind her ability to answer your questions, address your concerns, and provide personalized answers tailored to your unique caregiving situation.

Here's how she can support you:

Expert Guidance: Gina’s years of personal and professional experience with aging individuals and understanding caregivers' challenges. Whether you have questions about mobility aids, home modifications, managing daily activities or navigating dementia, she is here to help.

Personalized Support: She understands that every caregiving situation is different. That's why she provides personalized answers and recommendations based on your specific needs and circumstances. She suggests practical solutions and is committed to helping you navigate the caregiving journey with confidence 

Convenience: With Ask the OT, you are part of a community that includes resources to help in your journey, connection with other caregivers,  direct access to ask Gina questions, and classes/workshops to attend.

Peace of Mind: Caring for an aging loved one can be overwhelming, but you don't have to do it alone. The Ask The OT community connects you with Gina and a community of caregivers so you can have peace of mind knowing that you are not alone.

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June 17th 7pm EST,  July 1st EST, July 15th 7pm,  July 10th 12 Noon ESTpm and July 24th 12 Noon EST- FREE


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