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

The Younger Caregiver: Home, Work & Caregiving

This podcast addresses issues specific to 20, 30, and early 40-year-olds...

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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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