Hi there, and welcome to my website.

I’m Aaron Blight, Ed.D., the author of When Caregiving Calls: Guidance as You Care for a Parent, Spouse, or Aging Relative.

I’m an average guy whose life happened to be redirected by caregiving.

There was a time I never could’ve imagined writing a book for caregivers. However, after more than twenty years of being a caregiver, supporting caregivers, and studying caregiving, I realized that I had to write this book.

I wanted to create a book that is easy to read, relatable, and profound. A book that actually makes a difference.

If your life has been touched by caregiving, I hope that you’ll read it.

If you read it, I’d love to hear what you think!

Aaron Blight, Ed.D., is an international speaker and consultant on caregiving, aging, and healthcare. He is the Founder of Caregiving Kinetics and has been recognized as a “Top 100 Healthcare Leader” by the International Forum on Advancements in Healthcare.

Aaron’s passion for supporting caregivers is rooted in his personal experience as a family caregiver; his professional work as the owner of a large home care company and as a leader at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; and his study of caregiving as a phenomenon of social science.

Aaron serves as an Adjunct Professor at Shenandoah University, an honorary board member of the Well Spouse Association, and an advisory board member of the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University, a master’s degree from the University of Baltimore, and a doctorate degree from The George Washington University.

Aaron and his wife, Jessica, live outside of Washington DC, in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. They have four children and two grandchildren. Aaron enjoys exercise, music, travel, cats, and ice cream.

Dr. Blight speaks with groups all over the world about caregiving. In workshops and conference talks, he invites participants to think deeply about the meaning and significance of their individual caregiving experiences. He attends caregiver support groups to facilitate discussions related to his book, When Caregiving Calls: Guidance as You Care for a Parent, Spouse, or Aging Relative.

Caring for an aging or infirm parent, spouse, or 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.

Honors & Awards

Mom's Choice Awards: Gold Medal

2022

Independent Publisher Book Award

2021

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Best Indie Book Award

2020

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Honorary Board Member

2020

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International Forum on Advancements in Healthcare

2019

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Corporate Philanthropist of the Year

2016

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Founder’s Award

2015

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Administrator’s Achievement Award

2001, 2004

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Founder’s Award,Dynasty Award,Legacy Award,Hallmark Award,Service Hours Per Senior Award

2010-2017