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.


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.