Aging in Place in Unprecedented Times: How the Pandemic Is Changing Home Care


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In today’s episode of Help Choose Home, we’re joined by Sheila McMackin , a licensed clinical social worker, founder of Wellspring Personal Care , and founder and past president of the Home Care Association of America.

Sheila has served on the Illinois Department of Public Health’s Home Health, Home Services and Home Nursing Advisory Board, and on the board of directors of Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly, Chicago Chapter.

In this episode we discuss:

  • How best to search for safe and effective home care in a post-pandemic world
  • Strategies for tackling the industry-wide staffing crisis
  • The centrality of relationships and personal trust to the home care industry.

Be sure to check out Help Choose Home Season 4, Episode 3 show notes and our full library of podcasts dedicated to helping families learn more about professional home care options.

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