We began a book club for caregivers using When Caregiving Calls; the book has been a healing tool and has guided us through an intimate, amazing journey of caregiving discussion. We are looking forward to sharing our experiences with other divisions within our organizations, and encouraging the book as a self-care tool for the caregivers they employ and know.
Arlington County Department of Human Services
Aging & Disability Services Division
Aaron Blight, Ed.D., is in tune with the struggles families face as they care for aging relatives. It’s the reason why he wrote When Caregiving Calls: Guidance as You Care for a Parent, Spouse, or Aging Relative.
Now through Caregiving Kinetics, we are pleased to offer author visits (in-person or virtual) by Dr. Blight to caregiver support groups everywhere. A visit with Dr. Blight will allow caregiver support group participants to engage in a meaningful discussion about their caregiving experiences. Caregivers will have the opportunity to read the book written especially for them, share feelings and insights, and learn from one another during an exchange facilitated by the author.
Author Visits Include
- A presentation from Dr. Aaron Blight at your upcoming Caregiver Support Group
- 10 Copies of Dr. Blight’s Book, When Caregiving Calls: Guidance as You Care for a Parent, Spouse, or Aging Relative
- Question & Answer with Dr. Blight
- A handout for caregivers to spur dialogue and engagement with their loved one
Bulk book orders are available for when your organization needs more than the 10 copies that are included. Please reach out via the bulk order form on the book page.
Resilience is the ability to adapt to difficult situations.
Resilient caregivers find the strength to continue to help others, even in the face of adversity. Caregiver resilience is developed across five domains represented by “R” words: Roles, Relationships, Realities, Rewards, and Readiness.
Having issues within your caregiving situation?
Download the Caregiving Kinetics Emotions Worksheet. To help you explore how caregiving has emotionally impacted you, take a few moments to participate in this exercise.
Caregivers experience a wide range of emotions. This emotional self-assessment tool can help you see how you’re doing.
Take The AMA Caregiver Self Assessment
It’s very important for caregivers to maintain their own well-being. Please take a moment to complete AMA’s online Caregiver Self Assessment.
Caregiver Burden Self-Assessment
View the Zarit Burden Interview below and answer the following questions as honestly as possible in order to receive the most accurate assessment of your caregiver burden. Use the following scale to choose a number that best describes how you feel about each question.