What a great week we’ve had over at Leaders in Elder Care!
For those of you who don’t know what it is, Leaders in Elder Care is a podcast-based interview series that seeks to share the great things individuals are doing to change the face of elder care. These are the entrepreneurs, politicians, advocates and caregivers who put it long days to make things better for seniors. Through Leaders in Elder Care, we give them a chance to brag a little bit about what they are doing.
Each podcast is about 20 minutes and enables our Leaders to share their vision, method, results and futures with you via an intimate, no-frills conversation.
Below is a summary of some of the great interviews we’ve had in the last week.
I would love to hear what you think. Be sure to leave a comment below and share your thoughts!
The Financier – Senior Lines of Credit
Elias Papasavvas came to the United States with nothing. His parents were robbed at gunpoint. As his parents aged, he saw the immense pressure families are put under when they need access to money for elder care and residential care. That pressure often forces people to liquidate assets at times when their value is the lowest. He combined his finance experience with a clear market need to create Elderlife Financial and invented the “senior line of credit.”
The Dreamer – Ageless Dreamer
What if you could give an elder friend or family member the dream they always wish they had? A ride on a Harley? A college diploma? A sailboat ride? Laurie Widmark and Ageless Dreamer (a non-profit) have done just that. Laurie and her team diligently review each Dream request and work hard to put smiles on faces that say “dream fufilled.” When I first heard Laurie’s story, I said to myself “This is what it is all about!” It was such an amazing interview and Ageless Dreamer is such an amazing idea.
Dementia Care – Sollievo
Ellen Dunnigan saw a critical gap missing in the market for dementia-focused home care. And boy did she fill it. Sollievo means “relief” in Italian and the mission of Sollievo is to provide just this. Sollievo is one of many alternative care models sprouting up around the country. Ellen’s view of a 360-degree care philosophy designed specifically around those who have or are impacted by dementia is really unique.