Friday, October 10, 2008

A great find for caregivers

I heard about a new source of caregiver information today. Our local Aging Resource Center, ElderSource is developing a series of podcasts designed to provide timely and helpful information to those of us who care for older adults. You can find them at Informed Eldercare. I just listened to the podcast on disaster preparedness for seniors which was excellent. There is also a 2-part podcast on end of life issues. Stop by and take a listen and don't forget to leave your comments and suggestions, they want your input to help guide them to the topics you want and need to know more about.

2 comments:

L.L. Barkat said...

One of my favorite writer friends wrote a good book about caregiving. She had to take care of a husband who had a degenerative disease that made him regress to the point of toddlerhood in his mind. A very hard story. She redeems so much of life though with how she tells things. (Can't remember the title off-hand, but the author is Kay Strom.)

Betsy said...

I provide pastoral care for my congregation and have been witness to some really brave people dealing with really difficult situations. Family caregivers face a continual stream of challenges day after day. They deserve all the support and encouragement they can get. I'll look for that book, thanks so much for the information on it.