It’s very likely that one day many of us will be caregivers. Who we provide care for will be as varied as the many challenges that come with being a caregiver.
Critical to maintaining a sense of calm, control, perspective, strength, and grace throughout the time we are in the role of a caregiver is getting support from others. One source of support is as close as the call numbers on your radio. In most cities across the country, there are local radio stations, such as ours in Indianapolis, WIBC 93.1 FM, that have live broadcasts of a program called “Caregiver Crossing” every Saturday from 8 am to 9 am. In case you miss a show, you can listen to podcasts of previous broadcasts on their website – http://www.wibc.com/blogs/caregiver-crossing-0
Caregiver Crossing is hosted by Tina McIntosh, founder and President of Joy’s House Adult Day Service of Indianapolis and Terri Stacy, a WIBC talk show veteran. Guest experts join McIntosh and Stacy each week to talk about varied care giving topics and explore how caregivers can understand and cope with emotions as relationships evolve and change over time. Listeners are invited to email questions and suggestions for future show segments and to share personal experiences – http://www.caregivercrossing.org/
Care giving is so important and can easily become overwhelming. Added to an already full load of life, work, and family responsibilities, care giving can bring with it an emotional toll. Roles suddenly flip, situations change quickly and the care giver is expected to have all the answers.
Catch your breath, take a break, and listen to Caregiver Crossing to know that you are not alone.