Welcome to the inaugural edition of Caregiver’s Newsletter! Many of you have asked us for more information about the caregiving profession and we are now pleased to provide this to you each month.
At the end of this newsletter you will find a link to a short quiz, composed of several questions about the content. These are designed to provide a convenient way for you to earn a valuable CE Credit (continuing education) that you will need for your annual renewal.
Thank you for the work you do in eldercare. This precious group of Americans rely on you to be their eyes and ears on the world. Thank you for seeing the people they are and valuing their lives each and every day!
NCBAC Management Team
Family Caregivers Finally Get A Break — And Some Coaching
For today, there are no doctor's visits. No long afternoons with nothing to do. No struggles over bathing.
At the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., a group of older adults — some in wheelchairs, some with Alzheimer's — sit with their caregivers in a semicircle around a haunting portrait of a woman in white.
Our New Online Portal
You can now view and make changes to the contact information we have on file for you, and you can also view your current certification expiration date, and any CEU credits you have earned through our newsletters. Watch this video for a quick demo of all of the features.
All new and current CAC™ and CAEd™ can request access to the portal before your renewal date if you'd like access ASAP. Just send us an email through the website's contact us page.
Being a Healthy Caregiver
As a caregiver, you may find yourself with so many responsibilities that you neglect taking good care of yourself. But the best thing you can do for the person you are caring for is stay physically and emotionally strong.
The Invisible Profession: Caregiving And The Future Of Work
Today’s American families need more caregiving support than ever before - yet caregiving work is not visible, not valued, and not supported well enough to meet the soaring demand. Social entrepreneurs Ai-jen Poo, who leads National Domestic Workers Alliance and Caring Across Generations, and Jessica Sager, co-founder of All Our Kin, are working to radically reframe this issue and chart a new and sustainable course. Ashoka’s Brittany Koteles caught up with them to learn more.
America faces a shortage of caregivers
There is a lot of discussion today about our divided nation. Extreme partisanship, economic inequality, racism, the urban/rural schism, gender conflict – take your pick of topics. But the aging American population holds the potential to unite many of us. Regardless of our differences, people we care about may soon need our help. And we aren’t ready to help them.
My Vexing/ Gratifying 7 Years Of Caregiving
On April 26, while lying motionless in her nursing home bed with closed eyelids and a gaping mouth, my 86-year-old mother took two last short breaths before peacefully going still. Her death from complications of dementia and kidney failure brought to a close a nearly 7-year, sometimes rancorous period of family caregiving after my wife and I moved her up from Florida to live near us. We then gradually took over every aspect of her life.