When Caregiving Calls:

Guidance as You Care for a
Parent, Spouse, or Aging Relative

When Caregiving Calls is an invitation to a deep conversation about caregiving and its meaning for you, the family caregiver.


Available 10/13/2020!

An immersive and personal
retreat where participants
connect with a powerful
caregiving community
while gaining invaluable
knowledge and insight.
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Listen to Dr. Blight talk about the phenomenon of caregiving Watch the Video Custom caregiving presentations from
a natural storyteller
and group facilitator.
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Workforce consulting
services for organizations
that employ caregivers.
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Caregiving Kinetics Competencies

We are prepared and qualified to assist in projects focused on caregivers as people or caregiving as a phenomenon.

Speaking

Dr. Blight speaks to groups all over the world about caregivers and caregiving.

Executive Coaching

Our coaching services are customized to help leaders make informed decisions.

Workforce Consulting

We offer customized consulting services to organizations that employ caregivers.

Caring for a parent, spouse, or aging, relative is one of the noblest human activities.

It’s also one of the most stressful, posing challenges that can be painful, confusing, and deeply rewarding — sometimes all at once.
When Caregiving Calls is an invitation to a deep conversation about caregiving and its meaning for you.

Available 10/13/2020!

Aaron Blight has written a must read guide for anyone about to embark on the journey of caregiving. Anyone who has had the pleasure of seeing Aaron speak knows his ability to capitivate his audience while he delivers valuable information. This book is much like sitting in the room with Aaron, full of practical advice that is delivered in a relatable style. I wish I had this book when I became a caregiver.

Jennifer Talbert-Miller
Co-Founder and Board Member, Beloved Foundation

Aaron Blight brings to this book a rare breadth of first-hand and professional perspectives with caregiving. He invites family caregivers into a deeper and more humane understanding of their journey that will facilitate the process of reflection that caregivers need and deserve.

Zachary White, PhD
Co-author of The Unexpected Journey of Caring: The Transformation from Loved One to Caregiver

This book is relatable, and that is a big thing. I saw my personal and family experience with our mother in these pages. I can connect to all the topics, but most importantly my “aha” moment was the historic relationship discussion and my thoughts were, “If only we had known this earlier…” I also found the reflections a great asset for pondering what was discussed and saw how writing down thoughts and experiences can be cathartic.

Peggy Uchno
Family Caregiver

Wow! I have never read anything on caregiving that was so complete, informative, comforting, and rewarding. When Caregiving Calls is personable, practical, and very effective. The book has left an impression on my heart, as I am sure it will for others who delve into its wisdom and advice.

Jeannie Lopez-Smith, RN, BSN
Hospice Nurse and Family Caregiver

When Caregiving Calls is written with passion and wisdom. Aaron Blight provides us with reassurance and hope as we better understand the role of caregiver. Personal and professional caregivers, this a must-read!

Jennifer T. Martin, RN
Certified hospice and palliative nurse, and Chief Nursing Officer, Blue Ridge Hospice

Written in a gentle, open-hearted style that makes it hard to put down, When Caregiving Calls offers powerful questions, resources, and practical suggestions that will transform the caregiving experience and mine the meaning and depth caregiving can add to our lives. Highly recommended!

Amy S. D’Aprix, MSW, PhD, CPCA
Founder, Life Transitions by Dr. Amy, Inc.

When Caregiving Calls is a rare find—a book that is engaging, practical, and informed by cutting-edge research on care. It considers aspects often overlooked, such as the rewards that come from caring and the challenges families face when navigating America’s health care system. When Caregiving Calls is essential reading for those providing care, as well as for policy makers and social scientists interested in this critical issue.

Clare L. Stacey, PhD
Associate Professor of Sociology, Kent State University, and Author of The Caring Self: The Work Experiences of Home Care Aides

When Caregiving Calls is a masterpiece—a well-written book that highlights the author’s personal experience of caring for a loved one, which was a changing point in his life. Readers of every background all over the world can learn a lot from Aaron Blight’s captivating work.

Charles Senessie, MD, MSc, PhD
Founder and President, Afro-European Medical and Research Network

Aaron Blight’s lived experiences as a caregiver and as the operator of a care agency allow him to offer a heartfelt, authentic, and empathetic perspective that will be reassuring to caregivers who may be feeling alone on the journey.

Karen Lake, BN, RN
Caregiving Consultant and Care Navigator

This easy-to-read book provides family caregivers with valuable insights, guidance, and affirmation that reflect empathy and respect for their role. Dr. Blight’s poignant stories will help both family caregivers and the professionals and other family members who support them.

Rhonda J. V. Montgomery, PhD
Internationally Recognized Expert on Family Caregiving

When Caregiving Calls validates the experiences of caregivers, providing a unique explanation how their roles change during the caregiving journey. Aaron Blight’s strategies drawn from his personal caregiving experiences, education, and business make this a book I will highly recommend to clients for years to come.

Amanda LaRose, LCSW
Licensed clinical social worker and certified advanced social work case manager

This book is an important road map from one who has journeyed as both a family caregiver and a professional caregiver. His guidance can help others have the best chance to survive and maybe even thrive while carrying the burden of caregiving.

Martin J. Schreiber
Former Governor of Wisconsin and author of My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver

No family caregiver should be without this book. In clear and concise chapters, it covers all the topics caregivers need to understand the journey they are on and provides a reference source to be revisited again and again.

Robert Mastrogiovanni
President, Well Spouse Association

When Caregiving Calls is unique among family caregiver guidebooks—an intimate conversation between Dr. Aaron Blight and the reader, offering insight and reassurance through guided reflections and pivotal questions. Presenting even the most challenging ideas in simple, yet profound ways, this book will ease the path of anyone caring for a parent, spouse or older relative.

Donna Thomson
Co-author of The Unexpected Journey of Caring: The Transformation From Loved One to Caregiver and author of The Four Walls of My Freedom: Lessons I've Learned From a Life of Caregiving

Expert Aaron Blight explores the daily realities of caregiving and offers candid, practical advice to help family caregivers cope with their many challenges. . . . This outstanding guide will be a lifesaver for anyone saddled with these immense responsibilities and seeking peace of mind.

BookLife Reviews (Editor’s Pick)

In the area of professional support, Aaron proposed marketing tips and suggested I maximize my professional expertise, in order to stand out and be set apart from traditional mainstream agencies. He recommended a system to consistently follow through with prospects and leads. I implanted his ideas and got immediate results. I became more comfortable in selling the agency’s specialized services, and more confident and assertive when asking for the business. I am landing more clients, which has increased revenue. The agency’s credibility and respect has also been increased in the community.

Leonie Maitland, MSW, ASW
A Quality In Home Care

Any organization that is seeking to help build or expand its capacity to offer high quality care will benefit immensely from the guidance of Aaron Blight. Aaron’s deep understanding of the challenges facing the industry reflects his formal education and his extensive administrative experiences. Equally important, Aaron understands the link between high quality relationships and high quality care.

Rhonda J. V. Montgomery, Ph.D.
Applied Gerontologist

Dr. Aaron Blight was engaging and relatable, and his presentation the best I have ever heard on caregiving. His experience in the many facets of the topic are unparalleled and he gets the information out to the audience in a way that we all, currently caregivers or not, couldn’t look away. Many sought him out after the presentation and, like myself, were pleased to see that he is just as knowledgeable and impactful off the stage as on it.

Dr. Becca Whittaker, DC
Whittaker Family Chiropractic