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 Caregiver Community: 5 Legal Documents Every Adult Needs

In this episode, Jane and Frances chat with Kimberly Whitley, an...

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The Caregiver Community: Caregiving Strategies

Guest Dr. Ed Rosenberg joins our hosts to discuss caregiving strategies.

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The Caregiver Community: Changing the Dynamics

Communication is the foundation of all human relationships. It can make our relationships with our aging parents stronger, but it is also the very thing that can destroy them

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The Caregiver Community: Health & Medical Issues

Common health and medical issues adult caregivers should be aware of when interacting with their parents.

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The Caregiver Community: Welcomes & Introductions

Conversations about the challenges & joys of caring for our aging parents… and for ourselves

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