• Did you know that 1 in 3* of us in the U.S. is caring for an aging or disabled loved one?

    Caregiver Crossing is a radio program designed for all of us who are caring for a loved one or who one day will be.  Whether that care is provided for an aging parent, a child born with a lifelong disability or a friend undergoing treatment for cancer – we are all caregivers.

    Each week our co-hosts, Tina McIntosh and Terri Stacy, are joined by guest experts to discuss the many aspects of caregiving, while also exploring how our relationships evolve and how we navigate the range of options and emotions that come with this care.

    If you are a caregiver, join us on Caregiver Crossing. We invite you to spend some time here on this site and email us with questions and suggestions for future segments We also want to hear about your personal experiences.  Caregivers always hear the words “you’re not alone.”  We want you to know that this is true.  We’re in this together.  And together we can make a difference with some honesty, compassion and simple good humor. We’re glad you’re here!

    Where can I hear Caregiver Crossing?
    Caregiver Crossing can be heard on air on 93.1 WIBC Saturday mornings from 8-9am.  Missed the show live?  Podcasts can be heard by clicking here.

    *The National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP (2009), Caregiving in the U.S. National Alliance for Caregiving. Washington, D.C. Updated: November 2012

    2 Responses to Did you know that 1 in 3* of us in the U.S. is caring for an aging or disabled loved one?

    1. tammy
      (Apr. 9, 2015) at 3:50 pm

      I have an 82 year old mother who lives with me and my family, her health is failing and I am getting nervous about leaving her at home while I work, I was wondering if you had any suggestions that might help my situation.

      • (May. 5, 2015) at 4:08 pm

        Hi Tammy,
        I would suggest that you look into a home health care company. Home health care companies offer services that include companionship and homemaker services, (laundry assistance, meal prep and grocery shopping), nursing, physical and occupational therapy if needed, as well as many other services depending on need. Payment for these services can be covered by long term care insurance, Medicare/Medicaid and private payment. There are several around the city, and while some of them are up and coming, others have been around for several decades and have a good clientele base. I strongly recommend that you do a good amount of research before making your final decision. In the end, you want to do what is best for both you and your mother. Here are a few of the services that we are familiar with: Comfort Keepers- 317-788-0777; Visiting Angels- 317-569-0262; Senior Home Companions- 317-595-0441; Nightingale Home Healthcare- 317-334-7777; Caregivers Inc- 317-252-5958; Caretakers Home Health Services- 317-575-0001; At Home Preferred 317-237-7770; A Caring Touch- 317-889-1570: Alliance Home Health Care- 317-581-1100; Senior Helpers- 317-462-2505; Senior1Care-317-652-6175. Please let us know if we can help in any way.

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