New York (PRWEB) December 2, 2009
Susan Baida, Co-founder of eCare Diary (http://www.ecarediary.com) will be interviewed on the "Coping with Caregiving" Internet radio program on Saturday, December 5. Baida will discuss the most common caregiving challenges and how eCare Diary can help.
The radio show features four guests and is heard live from 3-4:00 pm PT (6-7:00 ET), with Baida's interview at 3:15 pm PT, segment 2. To listen in simply click on the "listen live" at the top of: http://www.wsRadio.com/CopingWithCaregiving.
Plunged unexpectedly into the caregiver role while impacted by the recession, Baida made something positive out of a negative situation. When her father-in-law's health declined rapidly during his last years battling Parkinson's disease, she and her husband, John Mills, were shocked by how difficult it was to navigate the world of long term care. They found it difficult to find compatible home healthcare aides, struggled to keep track of his father's medical appointments and medications, and couldn't find the right eldercare products at the local drug store.
Meanwhile on Baida's side of the family, she witnessed family battles over her grandfather's care that resulted in his becoming a ward of the state. Her grandfather is 90 years old and suffers from dementia. Members of her family fought bitterly in court for conservatorship.
Baida and Mills were shocked again when her father-in-law suffered a stroke leaving him in a coma. They were relieved that her father-in-law was well prepared with advanced directives, a healthcare proxy and living will. Shortly thereafter, he passed away and that same week Susan was laid off after a 17 year career as a marketing executive.
These extraordinary circumstances inspired Baida and Mills to create eCare Diary, a website dedicated to helping caregivers through the complicated process of long term care. It is the first website to centralize access to free tools, shopping, information and a supportive community for caregivers.
If you miss the live broadcast, by Monday evening December 7 you can listen-on-demand to the online archive anytime. For help with Internet radio see directions at: http://www.wsRadio.com/how-to-listen.cfm
The host of the over seven-year old popular program, Jacqueline Marcell, is an eldercare advocate, international speaker, and author of the best-selling book "Elder Rage", http://www.ElderRage.com
eCareDiary was developed to help caregivers navigate a process often found confusing, difficult and stressful. The site's goal is to bring long term care into the 21st century by making it accessible, centralized and relevant for today's caregivers.