Call For Caring On Purpose

Call For Caring on Purpose Podcast is here for you!

The Finding Forte Channel presents the Call For Caring on Purpose Podcast.

The goal of the Call For Caring On Purpose podcast is to educate, elevate and empower caregivers during their caregiving journey.  Our initial episodes will lead us to our 3rd Atlanta Family Caregiver Expo. We are speaking with individuals and organizations that support family caregivers with resources, words of encouragement and tangible actions that improve their caregiving experience.

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Call For Caring Expo 2021 Part 1

Opening Panel Speakers Robert M. Goldberg, Dr. Jodine Sejour-Donatien and Derrick Murray
Air Date: November 30, 2021 3:00 pm ET
Welcome to the Call For Caring Expo 2021 We are so exited to provide you with a podcast experience from the Call For Caring Expo 2021!  The event was held on Saturday 11/20/2021 on location of Impact Church Atlanta. GA.  The expo was a live and virtual event attended by many caregivers and their families.  A panel of experts presented critical “What You Need to Know” information to programs and services for caregivers. In this episode you will hear from the opening panel experts and more! Thank you for tuning in and remember “sharing is caring” so share this podcast with your family and friends.
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Self Care For The Family Caregiver

With Special Guests Malaika E. Berkeley, M.D., M.P.H and Pastor Eddie Bridgeman
Air Date: November 16, 2021 3:00 pm ET
Tune in as Host Michelle talks first about self care for caregivers with psychiatrist Dr. Berkeley and then discusses self care for caregivers and their families through services offered at Impact Church with Pastor Eddie Bridgeman. Your Invitation to and general information about the Caregiving Expo on November 20, 2021 are shared with a promo for a unique, enlightening and special experience attendees (in person and virtually) can have. Grab your pen and paper you will want to take notes!
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Care Options for Your Loved One – Personal and Companion Care

With Special Guests Denise Jarrett, Owner, Home Helpers of Montclair NJ,  Michelle Scott, Owner of Home Helpers Tulsa OK, and Gwendolyn Washington, RN, BSN, COHN-S (Ret) and Nurse Supervisor for Home Helpers of North Atlanta.
Air Date: November 9, 2021 3:00 pm ET
Tune in as Host Michelle discusses personal and companion care service options with three extraordinary Caregivers who share their expertise, experience and insights for your loved ones.  Resources are also shared. Grab your pen and paper you will want to take notes!
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Care Options for Your Loved One-Hospice

With Special Guests Enid Wright, RN, PHCN/Founder of Sovereign Hospice and Amy Hudson, Caregiver.
Air Date: November 2, 2021 3:00 pm ET
Do you know what Hospice Care is and what services it includes?  This is another informative and must listen to episode for Caregivers and for anyone planning or thinking about what their life will look like as they age. Additionally,  if you or a loved one are suddenly impacted with a life threatening illness, what are you wishes? Hear from a provider of Hospice Care and a Caregiver who shares her story of love for her father and their experience with hospice services. 
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Planning The Caregiver Journey – Legal Resources

With Special Guest Robert Goldberg
Air Date: October 26, 2021 3:00 pm ET
Come on in to listen to this must have conversation!  No better time than now to get the right information to help you in your caregiving journey.  Knowing what to do with your loved one’s property and financial assets can save you alot of time, frustration and money!  Grab your pen and paper you will want to take notes AND please share this episode with family and friends. Our expert guest Robert Goldberg has specialized in Estate Planning and Elder Law since 1999. Thank you to episode sponsor Home Helpers of North Atlanta!
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Planning Your Caregiving Journey: Medicaid & Medicare

With Special Guests Connie Cooper, Pruitt Health and Callie Bradford, Cigna
Air Date: October 19, 2021 3:00 pm ET
Tune in to hear from experts in this two part episode, Part 1 learn key details you need to know about Medicaid and the programs and services they provide.  Continue listening to hear in Part 2 the A, B, and C’s of Medicare, everything from eligibility requirements, when to apply, how to apply, what is covered and more! Contact information is provided. Grab your pen and paper you will want to take notes! Was this episode helpful? Leave us a comment!
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 Planning Your Care:   Community Resources – SAGE Navigator 

Special Guest Jacquelyn "Jacque" B. Thornton, MSA, CEHA
Air Date: October 12, 2021 3:00 pm ET
Tune into this important conversation about Planning Your Care with Community Resources with the SAGE Navigator.  Grab you pen and paper for excellent “nuggets” about caregiving from expert guest Jacque Thornton.  Jacque currently serves as the Executive Director for Two Sparrows Village and SageNavigator, respectively. Thank you to our sponsor Call for Caring, www.callforcaring.org
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Planning the Caregiver Journey – State/Public Resources

With Special Guests Becky Kurtz, JD and Karen Nelson
Air Date: October 5, 2021 3:00 pm ET
Do you know where to start, who to call and what to ask for?  In this episode Michelle talks to Becky and Karen on critical services available to caregivers and how to access them.  Grab a pen and paper you will want to take notes!   Becky A. Kurtz, JD, is the Director of the Area Agency on Aging, Managing Director, Aging & Independence Services Group at the Atlanta Regional Commission.  Karen Nelson is the Aging and Disability Resource Connection Team Lead at the Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Aging Services. Thank you to our episode sponsor Home Helpers of North Atlanta. View episode details for more information.
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How To Plan Your Caregiving Journey with Free AARP Resources

With Special Guest Kay Sibetta, Associate State Director – Community Outreach AARP Georgia
Air Date: September 28, 2021 3:00 pm ET
Join Michelle and as they dive into multiple free resources available to caregivers and their loved ones from AARP!  Kay shares her personal and professional journey as a caregiver and caregiver resources.  They will dive into free caregiver resource guides such as the Prepare to Care Guide and the Home Fit Guide to name a few.  Grab your pen so you can take notes! Thank you to the episode sponsor Home Helpers of North Atlanta. Visit the sponsor page of this website to learn more!
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Employer Benefits For The Family Caregiver

With Special Guest Nicole Mitchell, President of HR Biz
Air Date: September 21, 2021 3:00 pm ET
Tune in as Michelle and Nicole dive into a conversation of what you need to know about employer benefits for the family caregiver.  Grab your pen and paper you’ll want to take notes!  
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Premiere Episode – Inside Dementia

With Special Guests PK Beville and Gwenyth Johnson
Air Date: September 14, 2021 3:00 pm ET
In this premiere episode learn more about dementia and the caregiving journey from experts PK Beville, Founder and Gwenyth Johnson, CEO of Second Wind Dreams.  Second Wind Dreams®, an internationally-known nonprofit organization created to change the perception of aging through fulfilling elders’ dreams and offering educational programs to help caregivers understand the physical and mental challenges facing those with dementia.
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Meet your Host Michelle Bolden, RN, BSN, MBA

Meet Michelle

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Michelle Bolden is a native of Chicago, Illinois but has called Atlanta home for over 30 years.  She moved to Atlanta soon after completing her undergraduate degree in Nursing at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Fl.

 Throughout her career in nursing Michelle has held roles at the bedside in the Medical ICU, Cardiac ICU and Pediatric ICU to include facilities like Northwestern Univ Hospital in Chicago, Il and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta @ Egleston.  In her role at Children’s she was introduced to developing nursing roles to include: patient and staff education, discharge planning, case management and nurse auditing.  While completing her MBA, Michelle took on the dynamics of working with the Department of Community Health via EDS – Medicaid, overseeing one of its in home nursing waiver programs for Georgia’s medically fragile children and later Supervising the medical review, prior approval, claim resolutions and audit departments.   Her career later led her to hold Director positions in acute care facilities across Atlanta to include Gwinnett Medical Center and Grady Health System.

 The dynamics of her career, passion for caring for others, the personal motivation of her parents and faith in God’s plan have led Michelle to her current roles as: Chief Education Officer for Call For Caring Inc, nonprofit organization educating and uplifting family caregivers and the Owner/Administrator of Home Helpers North Atlanta over the past 6 years.  Michelle and her team serve the Metro Atlanta community through in home personal and companion care, education in the community via direct speaking engagements and organizing the Atlanta Family Caregiver Expo – a collaboration of home-based resources for the Family Caregiver.

 Michelle is a member of Buckhead Business Association, Georgia Association of Community Care Providers, Home Care Association of America and Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority Incorporated.  One of her most recent recognitions was the 2021 Community Service Award for her work in the community to include founding the Atlanta Family Caregiver Expo.