Introducing AARP West Virginia’s Prepare To Care podcast, focused on providing information and resources for family caregivers in West Virginia and beyond. The podcast is meant to serve as a resource for families in West Virginia and beyond, providing information and tools to assist individuals as they prepare to care for a loved one or if they already are in the midst of the family caregiving journey.

 

About Our Host: 

Jane Marks is a wife, mother, daughter, pet owner, grandmother, and all around busy person. Like many of you she is juggling as fast as she can. She recently retired from her long standing position as Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Association, WV Chapter, and serves as a volunteer with AARP West Virginia.

Jane is committed to the cause of Alzheimer’s and dementia. Through her professional experience as well as her personal experience serving as a family caregiver for her mother, Jane developed a broad knowledge and a keen awareness of the impact Alzheimer’s or a related dementia has on families.

She is acknowledged by health care professionals as a subject matter expert and is a published author of multiple journal articles on aging and Alzheimer’s disease, as well creator of multiple training curriculum on aging and caregiver issues.

 

 

 

 

Episodes

Prepare To Care: Ep. 3 – Eric Hicks, in-home care services provider

In this episode, host Jane Marks sits down with Eric Hicks, the owner/operator of an in-home care services provider, to discuss in-home care resources available to assist family caregivers in the Charleston, WV metro area and in other areas of southern West Virginia.


Prepare To Care: Ep. 2 – Paulette Justice, Kanawha Valley Senior Services

In this Prepare To Care episode, AARP WV volunteer Jane Marks talks with Kanawha Valley Senior Services (KVSS)Executive Director Paulette Justice about the Mountain State’s county aging programs and resources available for family caregivers in the greater Kanawha Valley.


Prepare To Care: Ep. 1 – Nancy Cipoletti, West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services

In the inaugural episode, host Jane Marks sits down with Nancy Cipoletti, Director of Alzheimer’s Programs for the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services, to discuss family caregiving resources available in the Mountain State. For more information on the Lighthouse, FAIR and Medicaid Aged and Disabled Waiver programs discussed on this podcast, visit www.wvseniorservices.gov


We would love to hear your feedback and ideas for future podcast topics. You can email us at aarpwv@aarp.org, or you can connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information on family caregiving resources and information, visit www.aarp.org/caregiving