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November 27, 2012 – Barry Jacobs, PsyD

Caring for a parent or spouse whose health is in decline, or a child with special needs, can turn the world upside down. The emotional fallout can be devastating, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Empathic guidance from an expert who’s been there can help. Barry Jacobs, PsyD, has studied family caregiving and counseled caregivers for many years. His no-nonsense advice, The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers, helps family members navigate tough decisions and make the most of their time together as they care for an aging parent, a spouse, or a child with special needs. This edition of A Caring Place features an important conversation with Dr. Jacobs about caregivers being honest about the level of commitment they’re able to make. He speaks of tasks that all should attend to during their caregiving experience. He emphasizes the need for clear communication with each other in the family unit, and the importance of involving siblings, in-laws and significant others. While acknowledging their guilt, stress, and fatigue, he helps caregivers reaffirm emotional connections worn thin by the routine of daily care.

Bio- Program guest Barry Jacobs, PsyD is a clinical psychologist, family therapist and author of the book, The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers- Looking After Yourself and Your Family While Helping an Aging Parent(Guilford, 2006). Dr. Jacobs is one of the nation’s leading thinkers, writers, and educators about family caregiving. He serves on the AARP’s Caregivers Advisory Panel, is the spokesperson on family caregiving for the American Heart Association, and served on the American Psychological Association’s Presidential Task Force on Caregiving that produced the Caregiver Briefcase website. He has haled adjunct faculty positions at Temple University School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, and the Institute for Clinical Psychology of Widener University.

November 06, 2012

Guest- Susan Reinhard, PhD, RN, Vice President Policy and Research at AARP, regarding new study, “Home Alone: Family Caregivers Providing Complex Chronic Care.

October 16, 2012

Emotional challenges for family caregivers and how to deal with them. Warren Hebert sharing from Barry Jacob’s Book, The Caregiver’s Emotional Survival Guide.

March 01, 2011 – ‘The Heart of the Caregiver’

Warren Hebert Interviews author Mary Tutterow about her book, The Heart of the Caregiver. This Bible study for family caregivers includes conversations from Chapter 4, Knowing God and Chapter 5, You Are Loved. This is a great scripture study for those struggling with the taxing role of family caregiver.

February 22, 2011 – ‘Family Care Giving 101’

This program includes important tips from a web based document ‘Family Care Giving 101’. It includes information from different resources and on numerous topics on care giving. Warren Hebert, RN, BSN has worked in home health for 26 years and is a family caregiver

February 15, 2011 – Veteran Care

The Veteran’s Administration has new benefits for family caregivers as a result of the Affordable Care Act. Stipends for caregivers, insurance benefits, and more might be available to you if the Veteran you care for is post 9/11. This covers information released by the VA on February 13, 2011.

February 1, 2011 – ‘The Heart of the Caregiver’

Mary Tutterow is the author of ‘The Heart of the Caregiver’, a bible study for family caregivers. In Chapter 3, God is Still Sovereign’, she explores the challenges family caregivers have with the faith journey in the midst of much difficulty. As the mother of a special needs child who also has medical needs, Mary speaks, and writes from scripture and her personal experience.

January 18, 2011 – Remembering Fr. Duane Stenzel, OFM

This program remembers Fr. Duane Stenzel, OFM, longtime program director for Radio Maria. Listeners from across the country called in on the day of Fr. Duane’s death, January 18, 2011. Fr. Stenzel touched many lives over his 83 years and some of those dialed in to share their experiences. The host of A Caring Place, Warren Hebert, RN, has worked in home health for 26 years, is a family caregiver and is CEO of the HomeCare Association of Louisiana.

December 14, 2010 – Caregiving During the Holidays

Host Warren Hebert, RN, shares a variety of tips for family caregivers during the holiday season. Whether it’s Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter or another big holiday, the stress on a family caregiver often prevents one from enjoying the family. These tips offer practical solutions that will relieve the stress for you and the person receiving care.

The Heart of the Caregiver Part 2

In this episode of A Caring Place, Warren Hebert talks again with Mary Tutterow the author of “The Heart of The Caregiver”. The Heart of The Caregiver is a bible study/book focusing on the needs and building up of caregivers.

The Heart of The Caregiver

In this episode of A Caring Place, Warren Hebert talks with Mary Tutterow the author of “The Heart of The Caregiver”. The Heart of The Caregiver is a bible study/book focusing on the needs and building up of caregivers.

A Caring Place

A Caring Place is an hour long weekly program that focuses on those receiving care at home and their family caregivers. Tune in every Tuesday afternoon at 1pm central, 2pm eastern, as Warren Hebert discusses the issues that affect home caregivers and shares resources that can assist in home care. Call in with your questions and stories; toll free at 1-866-333-MARY(6279).

Caregiving in Rural America

In this episode of A Caring Place, Warren discusses a new report on the issues facing caregivers in rural america. He then shares some stories of some of those caregivers taken from the website strengthforcaring.com.