Can We Talk About Caregiving?

Can We Talk About Caregiving?

Tips to Support Family Caregivers Caregivers are an essential part of our healthcare system. Many people, though, don’t see themselves as a “caregiver,” and as a result, don’t realize the critical role that they play. Here are five tips from...

Advocacy in Action – Caregivers

“Wisconsin faces a critical shortage of direct care workers that leaves families and individuals struggling to meet care needs at the same time that the percentage of the population age 65 and older is increasing.” This quote, taken from the State of...
It’s the Disease, Not the Person

It’s the Disease, Not the Person

Dementia is one of the most challenging diseases to experience and one of the most challenging to be the care partner of. It can be difficult to stay empathetic when the person with dementia seems to be doing things on purpose to frustrate us. Let’s talk about a...
Recognize Caregiver Burnout

Recognize Caregiver Burnout

By: Jane Mahoney, Older Americans Act Consultant (GWAAR) Providing care for an aging or disabled loved one is probably one of the hardest jobs you will ever do. Assisting with daily cares such as dressing, grooming, bathing, and walking is physically challenging....