Diane Clark

Caregiving – The Hardest Right Thing

Rayna Neises, your host, interviews Diane Clark. Diane is a caregiver survivor who poured her heart and life into caring for her father and father-in-law during the last years of their lives. She shares her passion and wisdom in this podcast.

Carolyn Miller Parr

Avoid Disputes: Have the Tough Conversations

Rayna Neises, your host, interviews Carolyn Miller Parr. The author of Love’s Way: Living Peacefully With Your Family As Your Parents Age, a valuable tool for seniors and their adult children. Her hope is that it helps families navigate the journey without disputes that end up in the courts or mediation.

Advanced Directives – Everyone Needs One Now!

Rayna Neises, your host, interviews Kira Reginato. Kira is a geriatric care manager who has helped the elderly and their families in a variety of settings. Her vast experience coupled with her entrepreneurial nature has allowed her to develop an app for family caregivers and to author a book that she recently updated and rereleased, Tips for Helping Your Aging Parents: (without Losing Your Mind). She has so many tools to help caregivers, but focuses in this interview on tips regarding Healthcare/Medical Directives.

Thinking About the End of the Journey

Rayna Neises, ACC, host, and Aly Neises, RN, cohost, reflect on the conversation with Karen Hafner who, along with her sister, cared for their father. Their family, like many, had a caregiving journey that lasted over several years, but then ended after a quick decline. Guidance for this final part of the caregiving journey is provided in this episode.

A Family Caring Together

Rayna Neises, your host, interviews Karen Hafner. Karen’s father died just over a year ago and she shares insights regarding her caregiving journey with him and her sister.

Wearing the Advocacy Hat

Wearing the Advocacy Hat

Rayna and Aly reflect on the conversation with Kelly and how important the advocacy hat is in caregiving.

Kelly Johnson

Advocacy- An Important Skill of Caregiving

Rayna Neises, your host, interviews Kelly Johnson. Kelly lives in Chicago where she serves as the Director of Adult Faith Formation at St. Mary’s of Gauston Catholic church. She is also the co-developer of the Nourish for Caregivers curriculum. Kelly’s caregiving journey began several years ago when her young son was unexpectedly diagnosed with a brain tumor. Her experience formed her passion for providing resources and support for other caregivers.

Caregiving = Juggling Pumpkins

Rayna Neises, ACC, host, and Aly Neises, RN, cohost, reflect on the conversation with Nancy Bouwens who provided a helpful analogy as she discussed her caregiving journey with her mother. Listen to hear how juggling pumpkins is just like a caring season.

Rayna Neises: A Season of Caring

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4 Things you need to know as you begin your season of caring

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