The Caregiver Community

Hosted ByFrances Hall

Navigating the frequently mysterious, sometimes frightening, and often humorous world of caregiving. If you are juggling the needs of spouses, children, step-children, pets, work, volunteer activities and parents and in-laws, this show is for you!

No matter where you live or work, the world’s population is rapidly aging. In the United States alone, there are nearly 60 million adults age 60 and older – 18 percent of the nation’s population. Globally, these numbers are projected to rise dramatically over the next 20 years. We are living longer – largely as a result of advances in healthcare – and this is wonderful news, of course! However, our aging population is also creating historically unique challenges to families, the workforce, our medical and health care systems, and our caregiving culture. Adult-child caregivers, the majority of whom are working-age adults are hit especially hard by these challenges.

While providing care for her mother, Frances S. Hall, Founder and Executive Director of ACAPcommunity began ACAP as a monthly educational support program for fellow faculty and staff on a small NC university campus, then transitioned the program into a nationally-unique, community-impact nonprofit model in 2012.  With a master’s degree in higher education administration and a 30+-year career in higher education and nonprofits, Frances continues to lead the growing organization as it continues to provide information, resources support, and community for adult children and others who care for older loved ones.


All Episodes

Veterans’ and Surviving Spouses’ Potential Benefits

This podcast offers a general overview of eligibility requirements and VA...

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Physical Activity in The Prevention of Cognitive Decline and Dementia

Dementia is at an all-time high in America. Many adult children...

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Navigating the Health Media Landscape: 
Tips for Older Adults and Their Caregivers

Today we have more health information at our fingertips than ever...

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Isolation and Social Engagement

Research affirms the importance of staying active as we age and...

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Alphabet Soup For Caring for an Aging Adult

As we provide care for an aging loved one, we encounter...

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Dementia and Music with Dr. Cassandra Germain, NC A&T

There are more than 5 million people in the US who...

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“What’s Fueling You…?” with Mary Remmes Caregiver Coach

Host Frances Hall of ACAPcommunity and co-host AJ Kerley of Pace @ Home, Hickory, NC welcome Mary Remmes, Caregiver Coach as they discuss “What’s Fueling You as You Care for Your Aging Parent?” Caring for an aging parent or loved one can be extremely challenging. When we’re a caregiver, we are consumed by our loved one’s day-to-day needs and our stresses, and we rarely think about what may be “fueling” our actions. Understanding our motivations, goals, and emotions is critical in how we experience this phase of our lives. Developing awareness of how we choose to think about every situation we face with an aging loved one helps us recognize our strengths and helps provide us with coping tools we may not have realized we have.

Thank you Pace @ Home for your continued sponsorship!

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Religiosity and Spirituality Among Caregivers with Ashley Tate, PSU

In this episode host, Frances Hall of ACAPcommunity and co-host Lee Syria welcomes Ashley Tate from Penn State University. Religious practices and spirituality have been identified as coping resources among older adults for over 30 years. As a result, there is growing interest to understand how religious practices, and spirituality, can directly, and indirectly, influence psychological health among caregivers of older adults.

Thank you to Pace @ Home in Hickory, NC for sponsoring this episode!

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Finding the Joy in Caregiving with Dr. Corinne Auman

Although we often hear about “caregiver burden,” there also is “caregiver Joy.” In this podcast, Dr. Corinne Auman discusses ways to look for, find, and cultivate joy in the caregiving journey. Dr. Auman is an experienced educator, researcher, and entrepreneur who received her doctorate in developmental psychology with a specialty in adulthood and aging from North Carolina State University and did post-doctoral training at the Duke University Center for Aging. She is President of Choice Care Navigators and the author of the blog RockingChairSecrets.com. Mr. Mark Hensley, Associate State Director of AARP North Carolina, chair of the ACAPcommunity Board of Directors, and a frequent speaker regarding a variety of issues related to aging, caregiving, and dementia, joins Dr. Auman and Frances Hall, Founder and Executive Director of ACAP, for this important podcast.

Thank you to Pace @ Home in Hickory, NC for sponsoring this episode!

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