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All Home Care Matters welcomed Patti LaFleur as a guest to the show to share her and her mother's story of love and mixed dementia. During this interview Patti shares the incredible bond that her and her mother shared and her story of being a care partner with her mother. Patti had the ultimate opportunity to be the care partner for her Mom, Linda. They were meant to be. Linda adopted Patti when she was a baby and Patti had the amazing opportunity to care for her as she lived (and thrived!) with dementia and type 1 diabetes. Patti cared for her full time for about three years and her goal was to find joy every day as her care partner. It was a true partnership between them and you could always find them creating, singing, laughing and loving together every day! Patti's background is in Elementary Education and she was a Kindergarten teacher for the last 9 years. Patti had a true understanding that behavior is communication allowed her to maintain patience and love with her mom as they navigated this disease. Patti has recently started volunteering for the Alzheimer's association and Dementia friends doing community outreach. Patti also runs a monthly informal support group for Young Caregivers of Loved Ones with dementia on Facebook and enjoy connecting with other care partners.
In this episode, Dr. Lisa chats with Stephanie Muskat from Compassion in Caregiving how to navigate the challenges that come along with looking after a child, parent or loved one with a chronic illness or medical diagnosis. Stephanie shares ways to move through the guilt and overwhelm, along with support systems and programs out there for caregivers themselves. She also reviews creating an active care plan to do before a loved one becomes ill or passes away to prevent unnecessary stress and decision fatigue. The post Episode 132: How to Work Through Overwhelm and Guilt as a Caregiver with Stephanie Muskat of Compassion in Caregiving appeared first on The Perimenopausal Mamas Podcast.
ABOUT THIS EPISODEOh my friends, I'm thrilled to bring you this beautiful and rich conversation I had with Naomi Edmonson. Naomi offers so much wisdom and insight as she explores her experiences and lessons learned after losing both a mother figure and her mother. She also shares the journey she's been on creating safer grief spaces for Black people, something she felt missing in her early grief where she was often the only Black Queer person in the room. We explore the expectations we have about being alongside someone in their dying process and the importance of truly being seen and held in grief. EPISODE RESOURCESFollow Naomi at The Glorious Hum on Instagram EPISODE SPONSORThanks to our sponsor Empathy. GSB listeners get a complimentary phone consultation call with a Care Specialist. Get immediate support and guidance for your particular situation today. Go to www.empathy.com/gsb for more info. JUMP STRAIGHT INTO:(03:42) - Naomi's anticipatory grief experience regarding the passing of her mother figure(13:14) - Accepting the version of ourselves that comes out when in grief (17:27) - Caregiving and the endeavors of showing up during a loved one's last (29:02) - Becoming more present and attentive after experiencing multiple losses (34:06) - From safe to safer space: How The Glorious Hum and Black Folks Grieve emerged and what it means for Naomi's own processes (44:42) - Acknowledging less tangible types of loss, permission-giving and grief gone invalidated (53:06) - Adulthood and finding space to be: Reflections from Naomi's birthday trip to Jamaica ABOUT THE SHOW:If you love deep, honest, authentic conversations, get ready to love Grief is a Sneaky Bitch. From CEOs and social workers to best-selling authors, educators, filmmakers, and stay-at-home moms, her guests open up about the complexity, confusion, and even confidence they have gained by navigating a grief journey of their own. To learn more about the show and how host Lisa Keefauver is reimagining grief, sign up for her not-so-regular newsletter follow on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn or visit www.lisakeefauver.com today!Learn more about becoming a GSB Podcast Supporter here See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Do you believe that understanding who you are right now is the next step toward finding more happiness in life? In the episode I share steps you can take to figure out who you really are and how to adjust your expectations to align with the life you are currently living. Don't have your free issue of Caregiving Confessions? Grab it here https://www.loveyourcaregivinglife.com/downloads
Former governor of Wisconsin Marty Schreiber watched his beloved wife, Elaine, gradually transform from the woman who had gracefully entertained in the Executive Residence to one who no longer recognized him as her husband. In My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer's Caregiver, Marty candidly counsels those taking on this caregiving role. More than an account of Marty's struggles in caring for his wife, My Two Elaines also offers sage advice that respects the one with Alzheimer's while maintaining the caregiver's health. As two-thirds of those with Alzheimer's are women, he offers special guidance for men thrust into an unexpected job. With patience, adaptability, and even a sense of humor, Marty shows how love continues for his Second Elaine. https://mytwoelaines.com/
Learn more about Leighton: About Us | SYNERGY HomeCare of Longmont An Arkansas native, Leighton started her caregiver career at the young age of 12, taking care of her grandmother who suffered from dementia. She loved the time she spent with her grandmother, learning that the best way to keep calm was to not disagree or try to correct her when she didn't know where she was or what day it was. She met her grandmother where she was, and it made all the difference in her grandmother's quality of life.She went to college where she studied political science and economics – a far cry from caregiving.She was working at Whole Foods in a customer service capacity and moving up the management ladder thanks to her drive to be successful and do what needed to be done. She and her husband had transferred to a new Whole Foods in Colorado in 2015, where her husband had family.But one day she had an epiphany. She no longer wanted to be a part of people's obligatory errands. She wanted to be involved in something more meaningful. Like caregiving. She craved it. So she gave her notice, not knowing what she was going to do, but knowing she needed to do something different.In 2017 she started working at SYNERGY HomeCare of Longmont as a caregiver and scheduler. She felt fulfilled and kept asking to learn more aspects of the business. After about two years, the owner approached her and said she wanted to sell her business and wanted Leighton to buy it.“I should have been scared, terrified, even, but for some reason I wasn't,” she said. So at the end of 2019, just before the pandemic, she became the new owner. She attacked the business from all ends and doubled the company's revenue in the first year.She takes a strong interest in memory care clients because it is so personal to her.She feels that each of her clients have a wealth of experience and memories that are important to preserve and pass along to families who may not have the time to solicit themselves.She says when we lose a life, we lose a wealth of knowledge.Her husband works in the business with her as a caregiver.Even as an owner, she takes shifts caregiving and can fill in when a shift is uncovered. She finds it keeps her close to the business and evens the playing field with her employees.She believes that she and her caregivers create a symbiotic relationship with their clients. The caregivers benefit by learning from them, understanding their lives and history, while the clients benefit from highly personalized and engaged care. She also believes this connection strengthens communities by creating a shared understanding. In that regard, she says her business philosophy is to focus on community rather than the competition.She calls her caregivers heroes and angels, but the reality is that she has provided many of them with the opportunity to excel in a career that is not often regarded highly or even seen as a career. She once helped a caregiver get a car because that was what she needed to be excellent in her job. Someone she hired was living in hotels at the time – today she is applying to be a homeowner. She hires people of all types, but the common denominator is kindness. She often finds that the people she interviews lack confidence and she encourages them to brag about themselves.She offers a flexible and supportive work environment that recognizes that caregivers have a life and a family and hobbies outside of work. Leighton happily covers shifts if her employees have a pressing issue and can't come to work. She has an employee value proposition:Caregivers are whole people, with families, hobbies, and lives outside of work. We work to keep non-traditional hours and use unlimited flexibility to create a work-life fit for us and the people we love. Giving caregivers the freedom and flexibility to create their own work-life balance builds trust in our company, but it's also just the right thing to do. That's why flexibility is at the core of our benefits and culture.She is also very tactful when she thinks caregiving is not the right calling for an employee. She prints out multiple job postings and suggests they look into them because she thinks they might make the employee happier. Her feeling is that if you aren't happy in your job, it will affect your caregiving.Leighton and her two sisters were raised by a single dad. He always told her you don't have to go to college – be an artist, be a dancer. He saw the joy about her and never wanted her to lose that.Family has always been important to Leighton, from caring for her grandmother to today caring for her family of caregivers. She says she has created a family in her business, in which she and her caregivers become part of the client's family.
Whether he is uplifting other caregivers or enjoying the unique opportunity to bond with a loved one, Rob Faubion's genuine passion for caregiving is clear. For 24 years, Rob has been the primary caregiver for his husband with early-onset dementia while also helping support his elderly parents so they can continue to live independently. With his experience as the Chief Community Engagement Officer for The Austin Groups for the Elderly in Central Texas, Rob understands the importance of having the hard conversations with loved ones to ultimately build a healthy caregiving relationship. He shares his favorite memories as a caregiver, inspires others to cultivate a supportive community, and shares how to incorporate movement into a busy schedule. This episode is a shorter version of our conversation with Rob made for a shorter walk. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
H. pylori infection can be dangerous. In this interview, research microbiologist Kiran Krishnan provides details about how H. pylori can harm health, how conventional treatment addresses this issue, and how integrative practitioners can take a more natural, safer approach. Krishnan, who specializes in the microbiome and probiotics, will also discuss strategies to prevent H. pylori from colonizing.Natural Medicine Journal Podcast is brought to you by Talk 4 Podcasting (www.talk4podcasting.com/) on the Talk 4 Media Network (www.talk4media.com).
Want to Suggest a Question?To submit a question for James, Richella, and Nate to consider discussing on Friends in Formation, email email@example.com.---In this month's episode of Friends in Formation, Nate, Richella, and James answer listener questions about training in joy, how to be a "friend in formation" to a spouse with dementia, and knowing when to confront someone's sin.[1:13] I've been a (hopefully) honest apprentice of Jesus for over 50 years, but I've always struggled with a lack of joy in my life. I recently came to the thought that perhaps experiencing joy is something that needs training, much like learning how to live in the constant flow of grace. If this is true, what spiritual disciplines might be best to allow a person to enter into a greater experience of joy. Thank you again for your willingness to share your tremendous expertise in Kingdom living in this setting. I feel as though I'm getting to know the three of you in an interesting, very pleasant way. I look forward to actually meeting you in about 50 years.[15:22] Three years ago, the love of my life came down with dementia. Her dementia has progressed to the point where she's unable to communicate verbally. And a little while ago, her safety and my own health, led me to place her in a home. I visit her on a regular basis and want her to know that she's not only loved by me and our family, but that our heavenly Father loves her as well. I know there is a communication of the heart. So I try to sing to her simple love songs, like “You are My Sunshine,” as well as hymns that she grew up with, as well as holding her hands while I pray for her. I want her to know the peace that will sustain her as we journey together through this horrible disease. Do you have any suggestions? How can I be a “friend in formation” to her?[25:49] It sounds like you hold to a reticence in confronting, except when absolutely necessary. Can you flesh that out a bit, in light of Galatians 6:1, Matthew 18:15-17, and other passages that seem to instruct us that part of love is to kindly address others. How do we discern when it is necessary, good and loving to address someone else's sin?Resources Dallas Willard, Life without Lack Richard Foster, Celebration of Discipline
The Optimal Program To Fight Alzheimer's Includes Optimal Nutrition - Dale Bredesen, MD - Interview Dale Bredesen, M.D • https://www.ahnphealth.com/dr-bredesen.html• Book - End of Alzheimer's: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline An internationally-recognized expert in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases, Dr. Dale Bredesen's career has been guided by a simple idea: that Alzheimer's as we know it is not just preventable, but reversible. Thanks to a dedicated pursuit of finding the science that makes this a reality, his idea has placed Dr. Bredesen at the vanguard of neurological research, and led to the discoveries that today underlie the ReCode Report. Dr. Bredesen earned his MD from Duke University Medical Center and served as Chief Resident in Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) before joining Nobel laureate Stanley Prusiner's laboratory at UCSF as an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow. He held faculty positions at UCSF, UCLA and the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Bredesen also directed the Program on Aging at the Burnham Institute before joining the Buck Institute in 1998 as founding President and CEO. #DaleBredesen #TheRealTruthAboutHealth #AlzheimerDisease #Dementia CLICK HERE - To Checkout Our MEMBERSHIP CLUB: http://www.realtruthtalks.com • Social Media ChannelsFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/TRTAHConferenceInstagram : https://www.instagram.com/therealtruthabouthealth/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/RTAHealth Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-real-truth-about-health-conference/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheRealTruthAboutHealth • Check out our Podcasts Visit us on Apple Podcast and Itunes search: The Real Truth About Health Free 17 Day Live Online Conference Podcast Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/23a037be-99dd-4099-b9e0-1cad50774b5a/real-truth-about-health-live-online-conference-podcastSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0RZbS2BafJIEzHYyThm83J Google:https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS8yM0ZqRWNTMg%3D%3DStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/real-truth-about-health-live-online-conference-podcastAudacy: https://go.audacy.com/partner-podcast-listen-real-truth-about-health-live-online-conference-podcastiHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-real-truth-about-health-li-85932821/ Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/us/show/2867272 Reason: https://reason.fm/podcast/real-truth-about-health-live-online-conference-podcast • Other Video ChannelsYoutube:https://www.youtube.com/c/TheRealTruthAboutHealthVimeo:https://vimeo.com/channels/1733189Rumble: https://rumble.com/c/c-1111513 Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/TRTAHConference/videos/?ref=page_internal DailyMotion: https://www.dailymotion.com/TheRealTruthAboutHealth BitChute:https://www.bitchute.com/channel/JQryXTPDOMih/ Disclaimer:Medical and Health information changes constantly. Therefore, the information provided in this podcast should not be considered current, complete, or exhaustive. Reliance on any information provided in this podcast is solely at your own risk. The Real Truth About Health does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, products, procedures, or opinions referenced in the following podcasts, nor does it exercise any authority or editorial control over that material. The Real Truth About Health provides a forum for discussion of public health issues. The views and opinions of our panelists do not necessarily reflect those of The Real Truth About Health and are provided by those panelists in their individual capacities. The Real Truth About Health has not reviewed or evaluated those statements or claims.
Dr. Elliot Montgomery Sklar, associate professor of health care sciences at Nova Southeastern University in Florida, talks with Caregiver SOS on Air guest co-host Tina Smith, manager of Caregiver Program Operations for the Caregiver SOS program, WellMed Charitable Foundation, and veteran broadcaster and attorney Ron Aaron, about LGBTQ+ issues in the caregiving community and how to address them. Nationally known gerontologist, co-host Carol Zernial was on special assignment.
Welcome to Season 5, Episode 4 of the Caring Caregiver Show, the hub for caregiver connection sponsored by Givers Guides online magazine, your guide to Caregiving! We are lifelong caregivers on a mission to bring community to those who selflessly put others first. We want you to know that you too have a hand to hold and when together, we can make the caregiver journey a little easier for us all. We're here to bring back the joy of Caregiving, we help Caregivers RELAX – RENEW –RESOURCE – REVIVE, because we know you're tired and frustrated and you DESERVE some "CARING" Join us this week as we speak with Elaine Bentley Baughn, the Author of 5 RULES for Drama Free Living! And where "Sharing IS Caring”, it's what we do, how we live, and who we are! Welcome to a Community of Caregivers! Special Offer:Get Elaine's book for purchase at www.elainebentleybaughn.wordpress.com Our Resources:Gimme A Break - Non-profit for caregivers aiming to bring back joy to caregiving, free weekly support sessions offering caregivers a chance to relax, renew, resource and revive. Register or register a caregiver for a break.Givers Guides Magazine - The complete caregiver resource guide. Get your first issue today, as 100% of all profits are donated to support Gimme A Break.Your Host:Savy Makalena - founder of Gimme a Break and Givers Guides Connect with the Caring Caregiver Show:Facebook Page: Caring Caregiver Show with Evan & SavyInstagram: caringcaregivershowWebsite: www.caringcaregivershow.comFacebook Group: Click here to join
Rev. Percy McCray Jr. has spent more than 20 years ministering to cancer patients and their caregivers at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA). He recognizes cancer care ministry as a special calling from God and considers faith a key but often overlooked component of cancer treatment. He now serves as the Director of Faith-Based Programs at CTCA® and provides leadership to the pastoral care staff at all five CTCA hospitals. In addition, Rev. McCray oversees Our Journey of Hope®, a nationwide cancer care ministry training, and support program. An ordained minister, Rev. McCray is a member of the U.S. Chaplain Association. ____________________________ As a caregiver, do you feel protected for your legal needs? How would you like the assurance of an entire law firm - for less than $30 per month - in five easy steps? 1. Click on the link' www.caregiverlegal.com 2. Select LEGAL SHIELD ( in purple) on the left-hand side. 3. Select GET A PLAN (in orange) 4. Add supplements (optional - leave unchecked if no supplements are needed) 5. Check out and call the law firm for all your legal needs. (Wills, POA, DNR, Medical Power of Attorney, traffic tickets, and any other legal needs you have.)
This week we talked with Julie Mendez, a Family Caregiver Support Specialist at NorthWest Senior and Disability Services. Julie discussed the Family Caregiver Support Program of NWSDS. Taking care of a family member or friend is an important job. It can also be a stressful, full-time job. The Family Caregiver Support Program is for unpaid caregivers & provides several services: caregiver training & support groups, individual counseling, access to respite care, help with finding services, and funds for minor home repairs or equipment. Julie is a wealth of information, so don't miss this show to learn more about this great program!
All Home Care Matters welcomes Author and Director of AlzAuthors, Ann Campanella to the show. Ann is the author of the book, "Motherhood: Lost and Found" and share her story of caring for her mother who was diagnosed with dementia. This remarkable story takes the reader through Ann and her mother's caregiving journey. Through Ann's journey and story she authored "Motherhood: Lost and Found" which would go on to be named one of the best Alzheimer's books ever.
Welcome to the Informative Conversations Podcast with Host Jacquelyn and Special Guest Cindy Nelson, JD. Topic: The Importance of Preparing for Family Care - Part II In this episode, I continue my discussion with Attorney Cindy Nelson about the Importance of Planning for Family Care. Cindy explains the five things we all need for daily care; benefits for Veterans; Medicare and Medicaid benefits; what happens in Blended families; and how to protect your underage children. Cindy shares the details about things we all need to live comfortably in every stage of life. Cindy Nelson is an Attorney and the Founder of Nelson Elder Care Law. She specializes in protecting her client's life savings in addition to representing seniors' rights and interests. Ms. Nelson is a frequently requested speaker for educational events across the metro Atlanta area. Nelson Elder Care Law is the recipient of national, state, and local awards for their knowledge in Elder Law and the service they provide for their clients. Cindy is a Member of the Georgia Bar Association and the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys. Happy Listening! Did this episode "speak to you?" Leave me a comment and subscribe to the show at up2meradio.com/informative-conversations-with-jacquelyn/ Like and follow us on Facebook at Up2Me Radio, Instagram at Up2Me.radio and on Twitter at Up2Me Radio
When I found myself sad and lonely only 6 months into caregiving, I didn't realize then that part of me was grieving. I was grieving the old me the old way of life the old world I never would be a part of again. Life for the people around me didn't change, but the world my husband, daughter, and I lived in changed instantly, without warning. Grieving is a process we need to be able to go through as caregivers so we can let go of the old parts of us, the hobby, the goals, and all the things that don't really fit into the life we are living now. Listen to this episode and learn not only how to let go but ways you can grieve and release what really doesn't matter anymore. Download your free issue of Caregiving Confessions at https://www.loveyourcaregivinglife.com/downloads
As caregivers, we can sometimes find a phrase in a song, poem, story, or an old hymn that sticks with us and helps us see a greater truth. Such is the case with this phrase I heard from a hymn so familiar I can almost play it in my sleep - yet this line recently hit me as a great reminder for me as a caregiver. Brought to you by Legal Shield. www.caregiverlegal.com
Sleep is bitting your favorite caregiver's butt again. This time, J Smiles is getting ample rest but not reaping the rewards. Unprepared for these moments of exhaustion, listen as J details mishaps with Zetty, work and random daily activities. Searching for answers uncovers ah-has and oh-nos galore. All genders should Snuggle Up closely!We want to hear your comments & future topic suggestions:TEXT a purple heart "
Devotion on Caregiving, Isaiah 41:10. 2 pages. fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand (Isaiah 41:10). Providing care for a loved one, whether an infant, a child, a teenager, a spouse, a parent, a grandparent, or a sibling can be a challenge. Without encouragement, a caregiver can become disheartened. How can we continue to let the light of Jesus' love shine through us. Caring for the Caregiver, by Sylvia Bean, Clovis, New Mexico Published by the Lutheran Women's Missionary League 2021 This devotion is also available as a free downloadable PDF at https://www.lwml.org/posts/devotion/caring-for-the-caregiver?month=10&year=2021
Join us on Five to Thrive Live! with radiation oncologist, Dr. Manoj Reddy, radiation oncologist in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Reddy will talk to us about some of the exciting new advances in radiation therapy and explain how radiation therapy can make significant improvements in the lives of those with cancer. Five To Thrive Live is broadcast live Tuesdays at 7PM ET.Five To Thrive Live Radio Show is broadcast on W4CS Radio – The Cancer Support Network (www.w4cs.com) part of Talk 4 Radio (www.talk4radio.com) on the Talk 4 Media Network (www.talk4media.com).Five To Thrive Live Podcast is also available on Talk 4 Podcasting (www.talk4podcasting.com), iHeartRadio, Amazon Music, Pandora, Spotify, Audible, and over 100 other podcast outlets.
Dr. Mark Croley, neonatologist, CAMP Medical Director talks with Caregiver SOS on Air guest co-host Tina Smith, manager of Caregiver Program Operations for the Caregiver SOS program, WellMed Charitable Foundation, and veteran broadcaster and attorney Ron Aaron, about what caregivers and others should know about Caring For The Special Needs Community -- children and adults with special needs. For information on CAMP (Children's Association for Maximum Potential) visit https://campcamp.org. Nationally known gerontologist, Co-Host Carol Zernial was on special assignment.
Mary Anne's guest is Ashley Bright. She received her Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Aging Services Leadership from Lipscomb University. She went on to use her unique skills as a Medical Social Worker in the fields of Geriatric Medicine and Long Term Care. After several years in Long Term Care, her passion for advocacy for dying people and their families led her to obtain an End of Life Doula Certificate from the Conscious Dying Institute (CDI) out of Boulder, CO. She realized there was a severe lack of education surrounding Death and Dying, and a desire to fill that void led her to accepting a role as faculty at CDI where she trains other End of Life Doulas across the globe. In addition to her role at CDI, she also is in private practice as owner of Bright Pathway End of Life Doula Services. She also provides consulting to healthcare workers and companies who desire to become a pioneer in quality, holistic end of life care; and she teaches community seminars for those seeking to live a more purposeful and meaningful life by starting with the end in mind. www.verandaministries.org https://www.brightpathwaydoula.com
When living with joint pain due to arthritis, exercising might seem like something to avoid altogether. However, with 15 years of experience as a fitness trainer, Pete McCall explains why moving and strengthening those joints is actually beneficial to joint pain and your overall health. Offering simple and safe ways to build on strength and mobility, Pete shares the importance of movement in easing joint pain and how to return to an active life. He understands the challenges of finding a fitness practice that fits a demanding schedule and explores the benefits of caregivers prioritizing diverse fitness practices. Voltaren Arthritis Pain Gel should be used as directed. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
One of the hardest parts of being a kinship caregiver is navigating the relationship with the child's birth parent. We talk with Dr. Joseph Crumbley, a social worker, family therapist and author of “An Overview of Kinship Care”.In this episode, we cover:Creating a Family listening sessions with kinship caregivers in rural counties.What are some of the complicating factors in the relationship between kinship caregivers and the child's parents?Grandparents and other caregivers sometimes feel that the child's parents will threaten them with taking the child away if they do something that the parent disapproves of.How to not enable the child's parent but still have a relationship.How to set healthy boundaries for the caregiver's and child's best interest when you have years of experience not setting healthy boundaries?How to handle others in the family who interfere with the boundaries you've established?I don't know if this is a question, but I really struggle with getting my kids opportunities to see their mom and siblings. All other siblings have been reunited, and I gather it's painful for their mom to see the two that were adopted by us (she surrendered her rights). Although we live relatively close to them, we have only managed 2-3 visits a year, mostly because of long periods of no responses to my texts or last-minute cancellations of planned visits. Sometimes our adopted kids can't even remember their siblings' names and it just breaks my heart. I'd love for them to have a closer relationship, but I have only limited control.How to handle the anger, shame, guilt you feel at the child's parents?How to support co-parenting when the child's parent is still not in a healthy place?How to support reunification?For more information please refer to www.drcrumbley.com.This podcast is produced by www.CreatingaFamily.org. We are a national non-profit with the mission to strengthen and inspire adoptive, foster & kinship parents and the professionals who support them. Creating a Family brings you the following trauma-informed, expert-based content:Weekly podcastsWeekly articles/blog postsResource pages on all aspects of family buildingPlease leave us a rating or review RateThisPodcast.com/creatingafamilySupport the show
Do you suffer from caregiver burnout? Caretakers of all kinds frequently exhaust themselves in the service of others. Today's special guest, Dr. Holly Oxhandler teaches helpers a seven-step process to slow down and reconnect with the stillness within themselves--the stillness that Dr. Oxhandler calls the "Sacred Spark" which is the seat of the soul. By allowing themselves to exist in that stillness for a time, caregivers will come to understand that they, too, are worthy of care Dr. Holly's book The Soul of the Helper: Seven Stages to Seeing the Sacred Within Yourself So You Can See It In Others is for caretakers of all kinds who frequently exhaust themselves in the service of others. The book gives them permission to stop, reconnect with the stillness in their souls, and renew their capacity to help others by helping themselves. After the challenges of the past two years, Holly's message is one we urgently need to hear today. Holly K. Oxhandler, Ph.D, LMSW is an associate professor and associate dean for research and faculty development at Baylor University's Diana R. Garland Schollo of Social Work where she focuses on the intersection of spirituality and health. Dhe has writte extensively for top professional journals within social work and psychology, and her research has been featured in several publications. She also co-hosts the weekly podcast CXMH: A Podcast on Faith and Mental Health.
Colorado's Ann Haehn and her daughter Genny are two truly special people. Today, Ann takes us on their journey through Genny's transplant and subsequent battles with chronic Graft vs Host Disease.After a very grim diagnosis, Ann and the rest of Genny's village found a doctor that felt he could get Genny through transplant at Colorado Blood Cancer Institute. During a long six-month pre-transplant process, Ann moved in with Genny and her kids. Genny's new boyfriend (now husband) Josh was also a huge help as well.After the transplant came 30 days of isolation, followed by 100 days of living in an apartment near the hospital. That meant finding 130 days of child care, which Ann managed to do, with a lot of help from a lot of people, while she stayed with her daughter. Then, two weeks prior to hospitalization, Ann lost her mom unexpectedly.Ann speaks candidly about what it took to get Genny through transplant and recovery, cleaning up puke, watching the same movie over and over again when Genny kept falling asleep, laughing, crying, blogging, and even some wine for Ann at the end of the night.Caregivers are expected to be stoic and talks about dealing with her emotions and being a human herself. This includes maintaining the mother-daughter relationship through the caregiver-patient one.After transplant, Genny developed GVHD, which at first was a good sign because it meant the transplant was working. Over time though, this developed into chronic GVHD, which affected Jenny's joints and ability to walk. She sometimes needed a cane, walker, or wheelchair.Before treatment, Ann promised Genny a trip to Europe. And when she was well enough, the whole family went - with a wheelchair, IV bags, medication, and more. You'll crack up as Ann tells you the hilarious moments of this trip. Essentially, they found a way to do what they wanted to do, in spite of Genny's GVHD.Ann talks about how far GVHD treatment has come, and how Genny's GVHD seemed to "level off" after about six years. While the unpredictability of this disease can be frustrating, for most, brighter days are ahead.Finally, Ann describes her experience as a caregiver in three words. "A sacred honor."Ann and Genny's experience led them to create an organization called Genny's Hope, which has recently joined the Small Choices Foundation, started in fact, by one of Genny's nurses! Links Below.Resources:Small Choices Foundation: https://www.smallchoicesfoundation.org/Genny's Hope: https://www.smallchoicesfoundation.org/gennyshopeNational Bone Marrow Transplant Link - (800) LINK-BMT, or (800) 546-5268.nbmtLINK Website: https://www.nbmtlink.org/nbmtLINK Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/nbmtLINKnbmtLINK YouTube Page can be found by clicking here.Thank you to this season's sponsors:Pharmacyclics: https://www.pharmacyclics.com/Janssen: https://www.janssen.com/Kadmon: https://kadmon.com/Sanofi: https://www.sanofi.com/
(Lander, WY) - Sarah Wilzbacher joined the County 10 Podcast recently to discuss Anam Cara Caregiving. The non-profit group brings in-home caregiving to the community of Lander. Anam Cara is part of this year's Lander Community Foundation Challenge For Charities. Click here to see more about Anam Cara. Click here to find more about Challenge For Charities.
Welcome to episode 3 in season 5 of the Caring Caregiver Show, the hub for caregiver connection sponsored by Givers Guides online magazine, your guide to Caregiving! We are lifelong caregivers on a mission to bring community to those who selflessly put others first. We want you to know that you too have a hand to hold and when together, we can make the caregiver journey a little easier for us all. We're here to bring back the joy of Caregiving, we help Caregivers RELAX – RENEW –RESOURCE – REVIVE, because we know you're tired and frustrated and you DESERVE some "CARING" Join us this week with Body & Brain Yoga and where "Sharing IS Caring”, it's what we do, how we live, and who we are! Special Offer:From Hee Manhg at Body and Brain Honolulu: Free 1-on-1 Introductory session ($30 value) and 15% off Initial membership of 3 months or more. Offer good through July 31,2022 - mention the Caring Caregiver Show Our Resources:Gimme A Break - Non-profit for caregivers aiming to bring back joy to caregiving, free weekly support sessions offering caregivers a chance to relax, renew, resource and revive. Register or register a caregiver for a break.Givers Guides Magazine - The complete caregiver resource guide. Get your first issue today, as 100% of all profits are donated to support Gimme A Break.Your Host:Savy Makalena - founder of Gimme a Break and Givers Guides Connect with the Caring Caregiver Show:Facebook Page: Caring Caregiver Show with Evan & SavyInstagram: caringcaregivershowWebsite: www.caringcaregivershow.comFacebook Group: Click here to join
Singer/Songwriter Gary Chapman called the show to discuss Father's Day. From his iconic song FATHER'S EYES to caring for his father, Fatherhood has come to define Gary professionally and personally. https://www.facebook.com/garychapmanmusic
75% of the workforce face some kind of caregiving responsibility. 83% of those use sick or leave time to provide care, and here's the real kicker: 92% report heightened stress, depression, or trouble sleeping. Caregiving can be beautiful, an honor, and a deeply fulfilling part of our lives. But it can be a financial, social, emotional, and legal burden — and it certainly affects our productivity at work. Lindsay Jurist-Rosner founded Wellthy to care for caregivers. From supportive health plans and services to inclusion and community, Wellthy makes it easier for caregivers to feel supported. They also suggest ways for employers to de-stigmatize caregiving in the workplace, showing them they're not alone and providing help and resources. Caregiving isn't a new experience. It's just become harder to ignore at work. In this episode, we discuss and look at the different ways we can all take better care of each other. Take a listen to our very special chat with Lindsay about how to best support caregivers so that they can thrive at work and home.
Saturday Night Live Alum Jim Breuer remains one of my favorites of all the interviews I've done. With all the craziness in the world, we could use a laugh - so I'm resharing. Please take a moment to laugh again with us for this heartfelt and hilarious interview www.hopeforthecaregiver.com
This Father's Day weekend, we talk about dads and how they are portrayed on television with Geena Davis. Her Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media recently published a new report titled "This is US? How TV Does and Doesn't Get Men's Caregiving." Davis explains why Hollywood needs to do better than bumbling dads like Homer Simpson. Plus, local writer and mom Suzanne Barston sheds light on the long-standing debate over formula feeding and why it's getting more heated as formula has been scarce. Get in Touch Want to ask Alex a question? Visit the SoCal in 17 page On Twitter using hashtag #SOCALIN17 or her handle @alexcoheninla In this Episode Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media: @GeenaDavisOrg Suzanne Barston's book, “Bottled Up”
Rayna Neises understands the joys and challenges that come from a season of caring. She helped care for both of her parents during th