Tuesday 30 May 2023
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Care Giving with Tom Bollum

Care Giving with Tom Bollum

Care Giving with Tom Bollum

TODAYS GUEST  Tom Bollum, Executive Director at Live Well at Home by Eskaton

We are pleased to continue our series on Care Giving with another great conversation, this time on support groups with Tom Bollum.  Specifically, we discussed the following with Tom:

  1. (2:39) What is the profile of the attendees at your Family & Friends Caregiver Support Groups?
  2. (4:23) What are the main issues that the attendees discuss during the support group?
  3. (5:51) Are the support groups full of people complaining about their circumstances?
  4. (7:06) What do you see as the main benefit to attendees from the support group sessions?
  5. (9:25) How involved do facilitators get in providing solutions to the issues discussed?
  6. (10:11) What advice would you provide to people that would benefit from participating in support groups?

About Tom Bollum

Tom Bollum is the Executive Director of Live Well at Home by Eskaton, Eskaton’s non-medical in-home care division. Tom has been in the senior care field for over 10 years, previously owning several home care franchises with his wife, Jennifer, in the Greater Sacramento CA market. Prior to senior care, Tom had a 30+ year career in financial services and building venture capital backed businesses.

About Live Well at Home


The mission of Live Well at Home is to deliver high-quality in-home care seniors need to enjoy the highest level of independence and quality of life achievable, wherever they call home.

We do what we do because it matters!

Who Are We

  • Live Well at Home’s Sacramento senior care experts bring together an innovative approach to in-home care for seniors utilizing Care Navigators and Non-Medical Home Care to provide a continuum of care not found anywhere else
  • Live Well at Home by Eskaton is the Non-Medical, Home Care  division of Eskaton. Eskaton has been the premier nonprofit provider of aging services throughout Northern California for over 50 years and has an ongoing commitment to innovation and outreach
  • Our goal is to support the independence of older adults in the place they call home with as much or as little assistance as they require.

We are care professionals who have parents in their 80’s and 90’s and we understand the anxiety and concern of providing loving and quality care for our seniors and older adults


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