3 Inspiring and Useful Podcasts For Caregivers of the Disabled
The Caregiver Action Network reports that 29 percent of the United States population offers an average twenty hours per week of unpaid care for a sick or disabled individual.
Although selfless and inspiring, caregiving can be an exhausting, thankless job. Without support, caregivers may fall into depression or even become susceptible to physical ailments of their own. The following podcasts provide much-needed insight, inspiration and stress relief:
Broadcast in San Antonio every week, this excellent caregiving podcast is also available online. The show’s impressive lineup includes acclaimed gerontologist Carol Zernial, broadcaster Ron Aaron and Dr. James Huysman. Top issues discussed on the show include:
- Advanced care planning
- Caregiving and human rights
- Aging research
- Faith and spirituality in caregiving
Your Caregiving Journey
Hosted by the founder of Caregiving.com, this podcast explores several practical topics, such as managing money and setting realistic expectations for recovery. The show also offers a chat room, where listeners can share experiences and advice with one another.
Life Is a Sacred Journey
In Blog Talk Radio’s Life is a Sacred Journey, host Michael Pope explores the aging process and the caregiving experience from a variety of angles. The show features several knowledgeable guests, including MemoryWell co-founder Jay Newton-Small, caregiving advocate Anthony Cirillo and family therapist Margaret Cullen, among others.
NPR Caregiving Resources
NPR lacks a specific podcast targeted at caregivers, but this link leads to an extensive collection of previous stories that you may find relatable. Stories explore training for caregivers, platitudes about ‘everything happening for a reason’ and the effect of memory loss on loved ones.
In addition to listening to the podcasts above, consider turning to Smith, Wallis, and Scott for insight into the legal aspects of caregiving. Call us at (770) 214-2500 to schedule a consultation.