Caregiving Reflections

Denise shares her thoughts about and insights on the personal caregiving experience.

In the News: The Binti Circle and Working Family Caregivers

Sharing our stories and ideas ensures family caregivers connect to a network of support and working family caregivers have strategies to remain in the workplace. We made the news today: The Binti Circle on WMAR Dawnita Brown, a Certified Caregiving Consultant, Educator and Facilitator discussed the support network she created, The Binti Circle, with WMAR […]

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FSA Dollars for Caregiving Support Services

Through our partnership with Truemed, you may be eligible to use your HSA or FSA dollars for Caregiving Support Services that help you manage your caregiving stress and worries. Beginning July 1, you may be eligible to use pre-tax dollars to pay for support services offered through Certified Caregiving Consultants, Comfort Care Family Coaches and

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Family Caregiver Consumers Are Everywhere

We need to remember we have family caregiver consumers everywhere. Lots of news this week about the family caregiving experience and companies launching services to help them, including: A new report from S&P Global about the working family caregiver. Research from the report found: Most respondents (84%) said caregiving had a moderate or high impact

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What About Our Quality of Life Within the Systems?

On Thursday, I facilitated a conversation with two family caregivers: Barbara Corley, who cares for her sister and her husband, and Jaclyn Greenberg, who cares for her son. You can watch our discussion, below. Our conversation focused on the family caregiver’s stuffed calendar and expanded into a discussion about our experiences within the system environments.

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A Hot Mess

“A hot mess.” That’s how a family caregiver described the health care system during a presentation I gave last Tuesday on the six caregiving stages at a caregiving event hosted by Southern Illinois University. The following day (Wednesday), I gave a presentation on difficult family dynamics to a group of discharge planners at a hospital

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The Caregiving Talent Pool

We’re building a caregiving talent pool that offer value to organizations because these professionals deliver services that make a difference.  Imagine. Health care organizations, payers, Employee Assistance Programs and wellness benefits organizations set up exhibits at a recruiting event. Who are they recruiting? Individuals with a lived experience who completed specialized training in order serve

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Community Health Integration Services: Help and Support for You, Covered by Insurance

Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans now cover Community Health Integration Services, which can provide help and support for family caregivers. Imagine. You finally make it to see your doctor. It should be an annual exam but it’s been more years than you want to admit. Caring for your parents means you have limited time for

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