Last night, our panel of family caregivers convened for our Hot Topics show on Your Caregiving Journey. Bette, Jane, ejourneys and Richard shared their thoughts on this question: Why is it still hard to find help? You can listen to our show via the player below. (We had some difficulties with BlogTalkRadio last night, including the service cutting us off before the show ended.)
One of the show’s inspiration was a recent article I wrote which compared this year’s annual family caregiver survey results to our 2001 results–little has changed for family caregivers over the past eleven years. (Read “Eleven Years Later, Caregiving Is Still Difficult.”) We spoke about finding help in the community and in the family, the difference between parenting and caregiving experiences, and how we can make other family members more comfortable in caregiving.
What do you think? Why is it still so hard to find help in your community and, perhaps, in your family? Please share your thoughts in our comments section, below.
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- Report: Almost Half of Family Caregivers Perform Medical Tasks (caregiving.com)
- The Shifting Perspective on Help (caregiving.com)