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Are you a family caregiver? If you provide regular and unpaid care to a loved one, you are a family caregiver, the backbone to the caregiving industry. Join Dave, The Caregiver's Caregiver, as he interviews Greg Johnson, the creator and director of EmblemHealth's Care for the Family Caregiver, an initiative that was started nearly 15 years ago as part of the Integrative Wellness program, this Wed. May 6, (at noon, PDT, 3pm, EDT, and afterwards anytime, 24/7 on recorded podcast)
One of many definitions for family caregivers is: "Someone who shows up, and stays to help," and: one who is, "Always On Call." One in three people in America are unpaid family caregivers, rendering a value to the healthcare system of $450 Billion Dollars! Caregivers need care too!
Their goal is to offer information, resources and support that caregivers need to avoid becoming care recipients. We recognize that family caregivers are often the forgotten or silent patients.
Many caregivers endure physical, emotional and economic challenges without adequate support. Most need help in order to maintain their own health and quality of life.
EmblemHealth's Care for the Family Caregiver initiative recognizes the health needs of the "silent patients" and is designed to serve as a resource. We encourage you to see us as a supportive partner in your caregiving journey.
Join Dave, The Caregiver's Caregiver, as he interviews Ellen Nielsen, a marketing and communications consultant based in Alberta, Canada. She was also a caregiver to two parents with dementia (at the same time). Her parents moved in to care together and were fortunate to share a room until her mother's passing in 2003.
Ellen's caregiving duties included a lot of things she would rather have not done, including theft of a car, and yet she considers herself better and stronger for having done them. Her father passed in 2013, now making Ellen an ex-caregiver, a role which she says is just as challenging to embrace as the original task of becoming a caregiver.
You can find Ellen on facebook at facebook.com/caregiverconnexion - connection spelled with an x in the middle (because everything has to be just a little more complicated for caregivers - thanks Ellen).
Peter Rosenberger, author of Hope for the Caregiver, speaker, and podcaster, discusses caregiving and the various aspects of life that this affects. How can you take care of the one you love and look after your finances at the same time? Listen to this interview for support, advice, and hope.
Six-time Author, Radio Show Host,and Caregiving expert, Denise M. Brown launched CareGiving.com in 1996; the website features the blogs of family caregivers, weekly words of comforts, free webinars, free weekly self-care plans and an active community. Denise’s books include: "The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey," "Take Comfort, Reflections of Hope for Caregivers" and "After Caregiving Ends, A Guide to Beginning Again."
Denise's insights about the family caregiver experience have been featured in Time magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, Money magazine and Chicago Tribune as well as on NPR.org and SmartMoney.com. She served as a community peer reviewer for Pew Research Center's report, "Family Caregivers are Wired for Health," released in June 2013. Denise also recently presented about the family caregiver experience at “Our Aging Market,” an event sponsored by The Harvard Business School Association of Boston.
Join Dave, The Caregivers Caregiver Radio Program for this wonderful interview!
Click to listen after 3/11/15: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/davenassaney/2015/03/11/caregiver-venting-resentment-guilt-stress-burnout-depression-promises
(AFTER SHOW TIME, RECORDED PODCAST CAN BE HEARD ANYTIME, 24/7 AT SAME LINK)
Join Dave Nassaney, The Caregiver's Caregiver, Wednesday, 4/1/15 at noon, PST, (AND AFTERWARDS ON RECORDED PODCAST) as he interviews Grammy & Emmy recipient, Janie Lidey, who has been a singer/songwriter since the age of twelve, and also a caregiver to her father who is suffering from ALS and Alzheimer's.
The link is: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/davenassaney/2015/04/01/how-the-effects-of-music-can-benefit-both-the-caregiver-the-care-receiver
Janie has been recognized for her excellence in music through winning an Emmy for her songwriting; a Grammy for the fine arts program she helped direct at East High School in Anchorage, Alaska; the Mayor’s Arts Award which recognizes excellence in music education; and, a spot on the George Lucas Edutopia website for her role in helping make the world a better place.
As a music teacher in the public schools of Alaska for over two decad...es, Janie Lidey taught students from over forty different cultures. Not only did she teach them to sing and play the guitar, she taught them to live their lives with passion, kindness, love, hope and gratitude. The most important lesson was to instill the belief in her students that they could do anything they dreamed or imagined.
As an artist, teacher, motivational speaker and now author, Janie is passionate about raising your vibration through the magic of a song. She released her first book and companion CD in 2013 called, The Magic of A Song and is excited to connect with people from all ages and walks and shine some love & light on their journey.
Hear her live, or listen to the recorded podcast AFTER THE LIVE SHOW, anytime, 24/7. Share this link with anyone you know who would benefit from this discussion.
Caregiving can be a difficult job, full of trials, but more often those challenges bring joy. Being a male caregiver is a unique job that not many men sign up to do.
Today join Conversations In Care in this great discussion with Author Rick Lauber and the Founder of Alzheimer's Music Fest, Vince Zangaro, as they share their stories of caregiving. Get the male perspective and hear their wonderful stories of love and caregiving.
...Things that we were NOT necessarily taught as a boy. Both men AND women will not want to miss this insightful interview with Doug Gertner, known as The Grateful Dad®. He is the father of a teenage boy, an educator, trainer, consultant, broadcaster, speaker, author, and activist. His goal in this interview is to examine and discuss men's issues and men's relationships with their care-receivers, peers, spouse and friends.
Join Dave, The Caregiver's Caregiver, as they discuss why it's so hard for men to be caregivers, and what they can do to becoame BETTER caregivers to their loved ones using gratitude, while understanding the root causes of the source of their difficulties that really started from their childhood.
Here is the link. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/davenassaney/2015/03/18/what-makes-a-great-male-caregiver-compassion-empathy-sensitivity-gratitude to hear the broadcast live, and then the podcast afterwards, anytime, 24/7. Share this link with anyone you know who would benefit from this discussion, especially male caregivers.
Join Dave Nassaney, The Caregiver's Caregiver, as he interviews this very entertaining guest, known as "Doc, The Defender of Caregivers," (Lon Kieffer), this Wednesday at noon, PST at (213) 943 3630, or the following link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/davenassaney/2015/02/25/transform-your-caregiver-heart-from-self-destruct-to-emotional-logical-balance
They will discuss some caregiver bad habits that often gets them into unnecessary stressful situations, such as:
1. All-or-nothing thinking
3. Mental filter
4. Disqualifying the positive
5. Jumping to conclusions
6. Mind reading
7. The Fortune Teller Error
8. Magnification (Catastrophizing) or Minimization
9. Emotional reasoning
10. Should statements
11. Labeling and mislabeling
You won't want to miss this very informative and inspirational, as well as entertaining interview!
Motivational Speaker, Author, & EnterTrainer, Lon Kieffer has been featured at National, Regional and Statewide conferences in more than 35 states, and regularly speaks at "Caregiver" forums across the country in addition to performing his one-man, Comedic/Dramatic Play "Defending the Caregiver!" in small venues such as ALF's, CCRC's, and local theaters. With 30 years experience as a Leader in the Caregiver Culture, coupled with his experience as a former professional stand-up comedian, Lon will discuss the internal problems with typical caregiver thinking that allows them to fall into poor health, while making costly decisions on their self-care.
Organization isn’t just blocking out the clutter in your workspace but also blocking out the clutter in your mental state. All too often we are quick to grab a tool, filing system or look for some quick fix. We don’t take enough thinking time to organize our thoughts and gain clarity around what drives us mentally so we can set up our environment to support that.
Todays takeaways will be 5 steps of organizing any space.
Todays Guest: Jewels Muller
Jewels has spent over a decade as an Entrepreneur. She launched Peace of Mind Organizing Firm in 2004 where she worked with clients organizing and creating systems for productivity in their homes and offices. In 2006 she added coaching services to Peace of Mind through an amazing program by Laura Berman Fortgang called, Now What? 90 Days to a New Life Direction. Jewels is the founder of Chicks Connect which is a Global Membership for women where they connect, get into action, and hold one another accountable for professional and personal growth and development all built on a foundation of love, fun, friendship, service and support.
When you think of AARP, do mobile apps come to mind? AARP is known to provide discounts to is members, provide branded insurance products, and lobby on behalf of Social Security and Medicare. Recently, this same non-profit has released two mobile apps - targeting the Caregiver community.
A caregiver is a term for anyone who helps or provides care to another individual, often a parent or spouse, in handling their daily activities. The caregiver can be paid, such as a nurse, but is more often an unpaid relative. And the person receiving care is often suffering an impairment, and/or dealing with health issues.
These two apps released by AARP (for iOS and Android) provide features designed to help in providing care. For instance, the apps help manage medications, keep a schedule of doctor's appointments and other medical needs, and create and maintain notes you want to share with the doctor. But will this work? Does this actually help someone take care of a loved one? Are these features unique? Are they really the features that a Caregiver needs?
On May 28th, at a special 11am EST/8am Pacific time, we will be joined by Trisha San Diego of AARP, who is the driving force behind the creation and release of these Apps, and we'll ask her these questions.
We'll talk about these apps and ask if there is a sign of things to come from AARP?
Tune in Live at 11am EST, Thursday, May 28th!
And Call In to be a part of the show at 929-477-2187, or reach us by text at 240-731-0756, on Twitter at @techtodayradio, or on Facebook.
Andy Fleming, CEO & Founding Principal at Way to Grow, Inc. joins the show this month to tell us about Deliberately Developmental Organizations. We'll learn what they are, and why you'd want your organization to be one, and how to go about implementing it in your organization.
When Lisabeth Mackall opened her front door at 2:30am on January 2, 2012, it changed her life forever. She learned that her husband, Police Officer Frank Mackall, had been in a serious motor vehicle accident while on duty, and had been airlifted to a hospital. When Lisabeth opened her front door, she unknowingly entered the world of brain injury. She had to follow “Another Fork in the Road.” Lisabeth will share how she and her family picked up the remnants, pieced them together with patience, persistence, and love, and forged a new life.
Every TBI survivor and caregiver has encountered a fork in the road that has diverted his or her life-plan. A car accident, a fall from the roof, doing one more chin-up, an IED blast, or a door literally slamming one in the face are just some causes of traumatic brain injury. College, walking down the aisle in the perfect dress, or the coveted job quickly slips from reality as dreams turn to struggle. These unexpected life-happenings that divert one from his or her chosen path in life can be devastating.
But as Yogi Berra once said, “If you come to a fork in the road, take it.” Life is all about choices!
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