Mind Your Body TV Episode 35 with Carol Orsborn, Ph.D.
If you‘re a boomer woman who’s also a caregiver for a parent or other loved one, you may feel challenged by repeat visits to that person. You want to be there, to “do something” meaningful, and you want that visit to be rich and pleasant for both of you. Call it “quality time.” It’s important to you and your loved one that you find the right spiritual support.
CoroFaith puts spirituality at your fingertips.
Enter CoroFaith. It’s an audio streaming service with the largest database of spiritual, religious and wellness content that addresses needs of the inter-faith community within the health care setting. That can be a facility or your own home.
It’s also available via any Web-based device, says Carol Orsborn, Ph.D., CoroFaith’s executive director. You’ve already met her here on Mind Your Body TV in this video in which we discuss resilience and becoming Fierce With Age.
She’s an expert in both.
Find the right spiritual support
As the delightful Dr. Orsborn reminds us:
- 56 percent of physicians believe spirituality influences health.
- 80 percent of medical schools offer spiritual care courses.
- Spirituality predicts for better disease control.
As we get older, research shows “most of us” also become more spiritual or religious—but not always in the context of organized religion, says Dr. Orsborn. If you’ve wanted to access a sermon, a Bible reading, a prayer or meditation, now you can—as can residents of nursing homes, hospital patients, families and other caregivers.
A spiritual reading for you
You first do a simple two-minute assessment that helps determine the right products for you or your loved one. Then using “a very sophisticated algorithm,” CoroFaith builds a customized library that you access when you want to. It’s ideal for those who can’t get “out and about” like they used to, or who have psychological or cognitive issues that may impede reading, discussion or other engagement and learning.
“There are 13,000 denominations of Christianity alone,” says Dr. Orsborn, who cites 30,000 religious denominations overall. Imagine being a chaplain trying to meet the needs of the diverse population in your hospital or nursing home.
The parent company, CoroHealth, also produces MusicFirst, with 1,500 therapeutic music programs. Both products are just right for helping Mind Your Body as you mind your mind—or that of someone close to you. What great ideas! They’ve got spirit!
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