Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

Caring for Your Aging Loved Ones pt1

Air date 09/06/2012

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Dr. Bill and Marlene Toffler and Dr. Margaret Cottle encourage caregivers facing heavy emotions and difficult care decisions for their elderly family members. (Part 1 of 2)

Guest

Bill Toffler

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Dr. Bill Toffler is a family physician and professor at Oregon Health Sciences University, as well as the national director for Physicians for Compassionate Care - a nonprofit organization that promotes care for severely ill patients without sanctioning or assisting their suicide. Marlene Toffler is a former childbirth instructor and parenting educator. The Tofflers reside in Oregon and have seven children.

Guest

Marlene Toffler

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Dr. Bill Toffler is a family physician and professor at Oregon Health Sciences University, as well as the national director for Physicians for Compassionate Care - a nonprofit organization that promotes care for severely ill patients without sanctioning or assisting their suicide. Marlene Toffler is a former childbirth instructor and parenting educator. The Tofflers reside in Oregon and have seven children.

Guest

Margaret Cottle

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Dr. Margaret Cottle is an author, speaker and palliative care physician in Vancouver, BC., where she has been caring for terminally ill patients for over 20 years. She is also a clinical instructor at her alma mater, UBC Medical School. Dr. Cottle is VP of the board for the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition of Canada and serves on the Christian Advocacy Society of Greater Vancouver. She and her husband Robin, an opthamologist, have two children.