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Fearless Caregiver Newsletter
 Tuesday June 14, 2011 - Issue #38

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chief An Interview with Rosalynn Carter

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter is a pioneering caregiver advocate who has been writing about and speaking out for caregivers for close to thirty years.  Mrs. Carter is the president of the board of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Human Development, which was established in her honor in 1987. The Institute’s mission includes promoting the mental health and well-being of individuals, families, and professional caregivers; promulgating effective caregiving practices; building public awareness of caregiving needs; and advancing public and social policies that enhance caring communities.

Mrs. Carter spoke with Editor-in-Chief Gary Barg about her life as family caregiver and the ongoing work for the Rosalynn Carter Institute.

Gary Barg:  You and I first met in 1996, and Today’s Caregiver magazine had just begun to be published. I know when we were first looking around in 1994 to see who was doing anything to support caregivers, RCI was the only organization that came up over and over again.

Rosalynn Carter:  As far as we know, we were the first. However, there was another organization that started in California; but when they first began, they did just brain diseases for a long time...continued

Take care

Gary Barg
Editor-in-Chief
gary@caregiver.com


Feature Article

Choosing Well: Long-Term Care Facilities

By Hilary Gibson, Staff Writer

One of the hardest things a caregiver will ever have to do is to know when it’s time for their loved one to go into a long-term care facility. Often, caregivers will go long past the point of when they should have incorporated help from the outside. Sometimes, it’s their own fear of failing as a caregiver and the fear of letting someone down that stands between themselves, their loved ones, and an improved quality of life for both...continued


Silent Call - Stay Safe in Your Own Home

Guest Column

Caring at Work
By LeAnn Thieman

Are you one of the 65 million Americans who care for a family member? One of the 20-50% of employees who tend to a loved one before going to work, then return to care again after a long hard day on the job?  Feeling torn between both “jobs” and trying to perform well at each, causes so much stress that working caregivers are often plagued with more mistakes, conflicts, and stress-related illnesses...continued


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Helping From Far Away
By Kate Shuman

Because Americans have become such a transient culture, adult children are now finding themselves having to deal with an ever-growing crisis: taking on the new-found role as long-distance caregiver. A recent study on long-distance caregiving showed that the out-of-pocket expense of caring for an elderly or physically challenged loved one who lives more than an hour away has doubled since 1997...continued

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I am a caregiver for my husband who has Parkinson’s disease. He has other physical problems and is in a wheelchair. How do you deal with yourself, your emotions, making the shift from being a couple that was very active, in a very good relationship, with good conversation? How do I make the emotional shift from some of my dreams, some of our dreams, to the daily routine of taking care, doing, driving, becoming more and more responsible for his care. Some days are so quiet, isolated. I don’t know quite how to handle how much our life has changed because of the illness. Some days, I just feel very tired and overwhelmed.
 

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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor
An Interview with
Rosalynn Carter

Feature Article
Choosing Well: Long Term Care Facilities

Guest Column
Caring at Work

Caretips
Helping From Far Away 
Carenotes
 

 

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