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Scott Silknitter

Scott Silknitter is the founder of Caregiving 101 which provides content and education programs for families, long term care companies and employers around the country to improve quality of life and reduce cost of care.  Scott is also the TV expert for CBS Affiliate WFMY News 2 and 49 sister stations owned by TEGNA.

TV, Speaking, and Contribution experience includes:

  • With over 400 news segments airing since January 2015, Scott is the featured caregiving expert for the Caregiving 101 series on WFMY News 2 and their 49 sister stations. His segments cover topics such as dementia care, general caregiving, communicating, behavior interventions, home safety, and fall prevention.
  • Featured caregiving expert for segment on Lifetime TV’s, The Balancing Act
  • TEDx Speaker 2015
  • Content contribution for Foxnews.com, Parkinson’s Foundation, Lewy Body Dementia Association, A Place for Mom
  • Keynote and guest speaker at multiple functions including American Society on Aging, National Association of Activity professionals, Southern Gerontological Society, and more

His industry experience includes:

  • Co-author of 20 caregiving “how to” and specialty books related to providing care, aging in place, caregiver stress relief and nutrition.
  • Creator of three series of elder activity books used in long-term care settings and family homes throughout North America
  • Co-creator of multiple educational courses used by families, home care/health agencies and long-term care companies throughout North America
  • Programs and books are endorsed by the National Certification Council for Dementia Practitioners, The National Certification Council for Activity Professionals, The Lewy Body Dementia Association, Visiting Angels, Home Instead Senior Care, and multiple senior agencies in the United States.
  • Family Caregiving Training programs have been used as an employee benefit by corporations such as VF to train employees who are also caregivers.
  • Product designer with multiple patents of adaptive products to help seniors and those with special needs.

Scott’s passion for helping caregivers stems from his families struggles in caring for his father who battled Parkinson’s disease and dementia for over 25 years, as well as, his own successful battle with cancer. He has been on both sides of the caregiver struggle and understands the issues and emotions families and their loved one’s face.