Personal stories, expert insights
The pandemic has exposed the difficulties experienced every day by tens of millions of caregivers. As highlighted in Stanford Center on Longevity’s Spotlight on Caregiving, many were already facing daunting challenges that negatively impacted mental and physical wellbeing, as well as financial security. The spread of COVID-19 has only exacerbated these issues.
How do we take care of each other during a pandemic? A health care crisis? When we’re 24 or 64? Our new podcast, When I’m 64, aims to shed light on these challenges by bringing together the real-life stories of caregivers and the insights of leading experts.
We often talk about family and paid caregivers as two distinct categories, but in reality these groups overlap…a lot. Especially in communities of color. On this episode we hear from a home health aide and family caregiver, Zulma Torres, about the difficulties she faces. And we hear an excerpt from a Longevity Project Virtual Event where Jean Accius of AARP, Karyne Jones of NCBA and Kezia Scales of PHI discuss the barriers people of color face with health. Listen
Taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s is an enormous challenge, one that some 16 million Americans will face in 2020.
COVID-19 has added a new and unprecedented layer of complexity to caregiving.
More than ten million millennials and members of Gen Z are caregivers to family members.
For caregivers, technology offers powerful solutions to even the most challenging obstacles for people who both give and receive care.
The enormous task of taking care of those with Alzheimer’s and dementia falls heavily on family and loved ones. Today we share stories – and insight on ways to cope with that burden.
Humor is a powerful tool that can bring us together in unexpected ways. Today we meet a caregiver who was inspired to create a company that creates connection – one laugh at a time.
It seems every caregiver struggles with questions about finances, yet it can be one of the hardest aspects of caregiving to discuss openly.
There are millions of unpaid caregivers in the US, and still, our health and elder care systems are fragmented. In this episode we meet the founders of Rezilient Health and Memory Well, who are solving real problems they faced as caregivers.
Who takes care of our wounded warriors when they return home? In this episode we look at the challenges military caregivers face.
We often think of older adults as care recipients, but for parents of adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD), their caregiving journey can extend into their final years.
What would you do if doctors said you weren’t allowed in your partner’s hospital room, or if you saw your loved one being discriminated against and denied care?
There are 5.4 million young caregivers in America – who are stepping forward as frontline heroes. Today we meet five of them – who appear in the new documentary film Sky Blossom
There’s a new president in office, and with him comes a new infrastructure plan, including a plan to improve care infrastructure. But what does the proposed plan entail, and can Washington come together on making it a reality?