Caregiving doesn’t usually call; for most of us, caregiving demands our immediate attention. Can we be prepared when that call comes? We’re not a society that, in general, plans for or likes to discuss the end of our lives. However, with a little planning, conversation, and thoughtful consideration, we can help everyone when caregiving becomes necessary.
Seventy percent of us will need care before our life is over. Unfortunately, most of us seem to think we’ll be in the other thirty percent. Understanding that it’s likely, we’ll need care in the end; we’ll be prepared for this necessity.
In this episode, I talk to Aaron Blight, Ed.D. He is the author of the brand new book When Caregiving Calls: Guidance as You Care for a Parent, Spouse, or Aging Relative. Rooted in his personal experiences, Aaron’s passion for supporting caregivers is vast. Aaron was a caregiver, the owner of a large home care company, and a leader at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This passion and experience guided him to get his doctorate in the study of caregiving as a phenomenon of social science. He has excellent advice on handling caregiving demands on our lives.
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