Did you know that 10,000 people are turning 65 in the U.S. every day and will continue to for the next 7 years? It’s true. And that means that caregiving is something that will impact the lives of many women. Our guest today is Jeannie Dougherty, a money expert, mental fitness guide, and former caregiver. She’s here to help you better understand how caregiving can affect your financial health and what proactive steps you can take to safeguard your financial future while caring for aging parents.
Listen in as Jeannie shares her personal experiences in caring for both her father and mother as they faced Alzheimer’s. She highlights the challenges and emotional rollercoaster that comes with becoming the primary caregiver, as well as the importance of open communication among family members and proper legal and financial preparations.
With a deep understanding of aging issues, Jeannie offers valuable advice on navigating the complexities of caregiving, planning for the future, and staying mentally and emotionally resilient as a caregiver. If you are a caregiver or anticipate becoming one, this episode is a must-listen. Don’t miss this impactful conversation about caring for aging parents with confidence!
Here’s some of what we discuss in this episode:
- The importance of early and open conversations about healthcare, legal matters, and finances before health problems develop
- What legal preparations are necessary for effective caregiving, and what role do mental health power of attorney, medical power of attorney, and a financial power of attorney play?
- How can caregivers facilitate conversations about caregiving and aging with their loved ones?
- Prioritizing self-care and staying mentally agile as a caregiver + resources to support caregivers in their journey
Learn a little more about Jeannie:
Jeannie helps people from all walks of life as a coveted counselor, certified money coach, mental fitness coach, and speaker. With a Master’s degree in Counseling from Ottawa University and certification from the Money Coaching Institute, she passionately assists individuals, couples, and businesses in achieving their goals. Known for her holistic and gentle approach, Jeannie has garnered a strong reputation among her clients.
Having cared for her parents who battled Alzheimer’s for 11 years, Jeannie has unique insights into the financial and emotional challenges caregivers face, and she is dedicated to helping others navigate these difficulties. Being a money expert and mental fitness guide is her ultimate passion project, and her caregiver conference is here to connect you with the right folks so you won’t feel as alone and overwhelmed during this time.
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