(PRWEB) May 18, 2010
To commemorate Older Americans Month, Parentgiving is launching a new, free information service created just for seniors and their caregivers. QUESTION AN EXPERT delivers answers to questions on the many senior health issues that determine quality of life for our older population.
With QUESTION AN EXPERT, visitors to parentgiving.com can ask the Parentgiving team of medical and senior issues specialists the most important questions facing today's seniors and their caregivers. Topics range from incontinence issues to caregiving essentials to diabetes care, and reflect the various "learning centers" in Parentgiving's vast Articles Library. Visitors to the website simply type in questions to the experts of their choice and Parentgiving will get the answers and send out an email when the experts' posts are available online, often within 72 hours.
Whether looking for information about managing health, finding housing options or avoiding caregiver burnout, QUESTION AN EXPERT allows visitors to access these topics all in one place and then go one step further by contacting experts through the editors of Parentgiving.
Aging in place is a top priority. Emma Dickison, president of Home Helpers, the national home care provider, is the expert available to answer questions on employing home aides, which can often make the difference between being able to stay in one's home or having to move to assisted living facility. Says Emma, "I am very honored to be presented with the opportunity to be featured as the home care expert on Parentgiving.com. As the senior population continues to age, there is a growing number of adult children in the sandwich generation providing care for their aging parents. I feel that it is important to educate adult children and to support them as they have questions about in-home care."
Wrote Alice N. from Hawaii, the site's first visitor to ask a question and have it answered, "I believe the QUESTION AN EXPERT section of your website will help many caregivers and their loved ones with their specific health questions, especially when it's difficult to locate an answer among the thousands of web articles."
The Parentgiving.com QUESTION AN EXPERT Topics and Team:
Alzheimer's and Dementia: Douglas Scharre, MD, neurologist and medical director of the Neurobehavior and Memory Disorders Clinic at Ohio Sate Medical Center in Columbus.
Cancer Care: Richy Agajanian, MD, of Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation in CA.
Caregiver Planning: Gail M. Samaha, founder of GMS Associates, in Scituate, MA.
Diabetes: Joy Richardson, RD, CDE, certified diabetes educator with over 20 years' involvement in diabetes management including eating well for optimal health.
Fitness: Deborah Quilter, certified Yoga teacher, Feldenkrais practitioner and Director of Yoga at the Martha Stewart Center for Living at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City.
Home Care Solutions: Emma Dickison, president of Home Helpers, fostering independent senior living.
Housing Choices: Mike Campbell, advisor and consultant to the senior housing and care industry and author of When Mom and Dad Need Help.
Incontinence Issues: Brian S. Christine, MD, of Urology Centers on Alabama in Birmingham.
Memory Care: Crystal Roberts, National Memory Care Director of Emeritus Senior Housing and former acute care nurse.
Palliative Care and End-Of-Life: Vincent Dopulos, MA, LPC, RDT, counselor and therapist in private practice in Montclair, NJ.
Quality of Life: Joan Garbow, MSW, LCSW, CCM, licensed clinical social worker, certified case manager and member of the National Association of Geriatric Care Managers in private practice in Fairfield County, CT.
Safety and Hospitalization Concerns: Martine Ehrenclou, MA, patient advocate and author of Critical Conditions: The Essential Hospital Guide To Get Your Loved One Out Alive.
Senior Healthcare: Archelle Georgiou, MD, business and health care administration specialist and developer of MyHealthCompare, a free consumer website for people to rank and compare hospitals.
Senior Medical Issues: Chris Iliades, MD, ear, nose, and throat specialist, research director and medical writer on health topics affecting seniors.
Expert topics to be added in the coming weeks include mobility, Veterans' benefits and senior transitions.
Parentgiving's mission is to help people better care for their aging parents. The company's website, parentgiving.com, offers a wealth of elder care information including an Articles Library with over 200 articles in 17 "learning center" categories, daily newsflashes, senior health tips, caregiver stories, checklists and an online community of blogs. The Parentgiving Store has nearly 3,000 products for seniors in categories including Alzheimer's and memory aids, home medical supplies, incontinence, mobility devices, bath safety, nutritionals and daily living aids.
To learn more about QUESTION AN EXPERT and parentgiving.com, please contact Julie_parentgiving.com or call 973.746.2582 x401.
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