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Caregiver Podcast

Nov 2019

Interview with Bianca Padilla of Care Well

Gary Edward Barg, Editor in Chief, interviews Bianca Padilla, co-founder of  The relationships we establish for the products that our loved ones need on a daily basis is one of the most important partnerships we can develop as family caregivers. Bianca and her family have create a welcoming center for caregivers to find these products that they depend upon and get their questions answered by experts who truly care.   

Nov 2019

Interview with Tina Marrelli

Tina Marrelli is the President of Marrelli and Associates, Inc., a publishing and consulting firm working in healthcare for over 20 years. Tina is the author of numerous books, including the Handbook of Home Health Standards: Quality, Documentation and Reimbursement, The Hospice and Palliative Care Handbook and the best-selling home health aide educational system, Home Health Aide Guidelines for Care: A Handbook for Care Giving at Home and its accompanying Nurse Instructor Manual. Tina served on the workgroups that defined the first hospice nurse standards as well as serving as a reviewer in 2014 for the Revised Home Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice through the American Nurses Association.

Nov 2019

Never Forget What the Doctor Said in the Exam Room An Interview with Dr. Shiv Rao

Gary Barg Editor In Chief talks with Dr. Shiv Rao Founder and CEO OF Abridge AI, the makers of an innovative APP that allows you to never forget what the doctor said to you and your loved one in the exam room  Abridge will help organize the most important aspects of the conversation to help you follow up with the doctors advice.  And it is a free download from any APP store

Nov 2019

Nate Watkins Making homes more accessible with home friendly wheelchair

Gary Barg, Editor in Chief of Today's Caregiver magazine talks with Nate Watkins, a 2019 Caregiver Friendly award winner. about how his designs help people in wheelchairs maneuver around their homes and around town easier and safer.   

Sep 2019

Interview with Scott Williams about Embracing Carers and Time Counts

Editor-in-Chief Gary Edward Barg interviews Scott Williams, Vice President, Head of Global Patient Advocacy and Strategic Partnerships at EMD Serono as well as co-founder of the organization Embracing Carers.  Scott details an important new program of Embracing Carers called Time Counts.

Sep 2019

Lesli Wang, helping maintain our loved ones dignity and independence.

Editor in Chief, Gary Barg interviews entrepreneurial family caregiver,  Lesli Wang. Lesli was looking for a toilet safety product for her mother to use when leaving the house. She wanted one that was portable, discreet, and dignified. Unsuccessful in her search, she was determined to fill the gap in bathroom safety products.

She created an innovative new product — the Free2Go Rollator — the first product to combine the benefits of a raised toilet seat, toilet safety frame, and rolling walker. Hear Lesli's story about how her caregiving led her to a new career, helping keep our loved ones in the community with dignity and independence.

Aug 2019

An Interview with Daniel Ferrara about a timely way to keep your loved one safe and in the community.

Gary Edward Barg interviews Daniel Ferrara, CEO of WellCare Today, the producers of one of most interesting and innovate solutions to keep your loved ones living longer, safer and healthier at home.  Their Health Assist Watch is an application embedded into a Samsung Galaxy watch which reminds your loved one to take their medications, schedule medical exams, while tracking heart rate and physical activity. As well, caregivers are able to receive reports on your loved one’s health. The Future is now.

Aug 2019

An interview with Shane Burcaw and Hanna Aylward about Living with SMA

In honor of August being SMA Month, Editor-in-Chief Gary Edward Barg interviews Shane Burcaw, 26 years old, an author, blogger and speaker living with SMA, who currently resides in Minneapolis, MN with his fiancée Hannah Aylward.

Shane and Hanna openly share details of their lives for the nearly half a million who follow their YouTube channel and in the name of changing the public perception of those with disabilities.

 Shane published his memoir Laughing At My Nightmare in 2014 and and a children’s picture book, Not So Different, in 2017.

 Together with his cousin Sarah, Shane also founded a nonprofit organization, Laughing at My Nightmare, Inc., which is committed to spreading positivity and helping others overcome adversity, while providing equipment grants to those living with Muscular Dystrophy.

Aug 2019

Interview With William Fleming, PharmD


In this episode, Editor-in-Chief, Gary Edward Barg interviews William Fleming, PharmD, is Segment President, Healthcare Services, where he is responsible for Humana’s clinical and pharmacy businesses that service all Humana segments.  He has a proven passion for using an entrepreneurial spirit in simplifying healthcare, providing value for consumers (both the patient and the physician), and developing high-performing teams that share the common goal of improving health outcomes and clinical quality.  

Aug 2019

Author interview: What does it feel like to die: Inspiring New Insights into the Experience of Dying. 

In this episode, Editor-in-Chief, Gary Edward Barg interviews the author of the new and extremely important book for Family Caregivers, What does it feel like to die: Inspiring New Insights into the Experience of Dying. As a long-time hospice volunteer, Jennie Dear has helped countless patients, families, and caregivers cope with the many challenges of the dying process. Inspired by her own personal journey with her mother’s long-term illness, Dear demystifies the experience of dying for everyone whose lives it touches. She spoke to doctors, nurses, and caregivers, as well as families, friends, and the patients themselves. The result is a brilliantly researched, eye-opening account that combines the latest medical findings with sensitive human insights to offer real emotional support and answers to some of the questions that affect us all.

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