Caregiver Support

This Can Happen is the largest gathering of companies across the world, coming together to tackle workplace mental health. A host of original, fresh and influential speakers will share insights and solutions at the biggest online mental health event on November 23-25, 2020. Alongside esteemed industry leaders, I’m thrilled to facilitate the panel discussion- Caught in the Middle, the Pressures of...

Suddenly there’s a bit less racing around to do. Social distancing has landed us at home. We’re living our new normal and facing unique challenges —those homeschooling children under 12, I’m looking at you. In many regards, it’s a blessing in disguise as the ever-desired work from home option is no longer an option: it’s the new way of the...

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Gina Farrar, Creator and Host of the Feminine Roadmap Podcast to discuss the emotional and psychological impacts of caregiving. People who know me, or even those who have read my story, know that I’m brutally honest when it comes to caregiving. There’s no sugar coating an experience that brings out our best...

The following information is provided from NAC- National Alliance for Caregiving. COVID-19 is a wakeup call to better prepare for an aging population, and for the kinds of solutions that would benefit us all. They are not just solutions for older people; it’s actually about the public health of American families, and the public health of our country. Check out the resources...

If you look closely at the marvelously photogenic group of diverse working professionals in the stock photo, you can spot the family caregiver. Right? See, that one— smiling nicely in plain sight. Right? Perhaps a few clues will help. Typically, family caregivers are:   *By Gender 53% Women 47% Men   *By Age Group 37% Baby Boomers 34% Millennials 22%     GenX 7% Matures   *By Employment 39% Full-time 13%  Part-time ...

As the year draws to an end, pretty much everything that arrives in my inbox and mailbox, (i.e. mountains of catalogs and junk mail galore) all herald the lure and promise of free shipping. Love it? I suppose as a country of deal seeking shoppers, we do! And that has nothing at all to do with this blog. I actually pulled a random...

This month (on March 8th) we celebrate International Women’s Day, a global event dedicated to celebrating women’s achievements throughout history – from the political to the social – while calling for gender equality. The theme this year is Be Bold for Change. It means each of us can be a leader within our own spheres of influence through bold pragmatic actions....

At a recent women’s networking luncheon, I sat (unknowingly) next to a family caregiver. We made the usual introductions and my initial impression was that she was quiet and, if I’m being honest…guarded. Or wait, was that sadness? She had a pleasant half-smile but it came across as perfunctory. She seemed content to unobtrusively eat her meal and allow others...

According to the Pantone Color Institute, Ultra Violet is the color of the year 2018. In common terms, it’s a super bright purple. It just so happens that caregiver awareness and appreciation is represented by the color purple. The color also represents, Alzheimer's Disease, Attention Deficit Disorder, ADHD, Animal Abuse, Cancer Survivors, Chiari Malformation, Crohn's Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Domestic Violence,...

I’m delighted to end the year, similar to how I began, with a guest blog on a topic that is growing in importance to all caregivers— better care through technology. Especially relevant during this time of year, consider how gifts might contribute to caregiving. When we’re blessed with the occasional question of what kind of gift would you like, there’s always...