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New Book Offers Help for Caregivers

I’m pleased to announce that my new book, When Caregiving Calls: Guidance as You Care for a Parent, Spouse, or Aging Relative, will be released on October 13, 2020. An early reader told me that the book feels like an intimate conversation. She compared it to an evening curled up under a blanket, in front […]

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Amber Gifford Joins Caregiving Kinetics

We are pleased to announce that Amber Gifford has joined Caregiving Kinetics! Amber will help us reach caregivers everywhere through her efforts in research, outreach, publicity, and marketing. Amber is not a stranger to caregiving. Born and raised in Connecticut, Amber spent most of her “first” career in senior care. She was proud to have […]

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Why You Should Treat Your Caregivers Like Your Clients

Over the years, I observed dozens of schedulers filling shifts at my home care company. One of my best schedulers was a woman named Nina who had an uncanny ability to get our caregivers to commit to shifts. Nina was highly effective in staffing because she took extra time to develop relationships with both our […]

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Caregiving: A Metaphor for National Healing

Today a friend told me that this year has been like 1918, 1929, and 1968 all rolled into one. Marked by a pandemic, economic instability, violence, and demonstrations, 2020 has been a year unlike any I’ve seen in my lifetime. People everywhere are hurting. It’s as if our entire nation is mourning. As I contemplate […]

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Aaron Blight, Ed.D., Named Member of Well Spouse® Honorary Board

Aaron Blight, Ed.D., founder of global consulting firm Caregiving Kinetics, has been named a member of Well Spouse Association’s Honorary Board. International speaker, writer, and adjunct professor at Shenandoah University, Dr. Blight formerly served as a national healthcare policy leader at the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Bob Mastrogiovanni, Well Spouse Association President, […]

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Review of The Power of Disability: 10 Lessons for Surviving, Thriving, and Changing the World by Al Etmanski

My friend and colleague Donna Thomson recently introduced me to Al Etmanski, the author of The Power of Disability: 10 Lessons for Surviving, Thriving, and Changing the World, published earlier this year. I decided to read this book because my caregiving-related career has allowed me to get to know many people with disabilities on a […]

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“Care for Everyone” is More than Masks and Social Distancing

If there’s one thing that COVID-19 has taught us, it’s that we should be looking out for others. That means taking care of one another, even if the other person is a complete stranger. Right now we’ve been asked to “care for everyone” by practicing social distancing and wearing masks in public. But I think […]

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Staying Emotionally Together When You’re Physically Separated

The following is from healthcare and human resources professional, Dee Borgoyn… How can caregivers on the front lines of the healthcare system and in their homes feel together, connected and supported when they may be physically separated and distant from their friends and those they love?  What can YOU do to help a caregiver in […]

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How Care Managers Impact the Caregiving Industry

The following is from Caregiver Transformation Retreat co-creator, Amanda LaRose… Do you have an elder in your life that you sometimes worry about? If you do, then you know how difficult it can be supporting them in accepting elder care, coordinating it, and overseeing the care. Do you know that Care Managers help with all […]

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Caregiving Kinetics Blog Named Among Top 50

Caregiving Kinetics’ blog was recently named to Feedspot’s Top 50 Blogs in the Caregiving category. This blog was chosen by Feedspot’s editorial team out of countless other submissions based on metrics such as blog quality, posting consistency, social popularity, and Google search rankings. Written by caregiving consultant, healthcare keynote speaker, and company founder Dr. Aaron […]

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