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About A Season of Caring Podcast

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 A Season of Caring Podcast is a place to find hope for your Season of Caring for Aging Parents.

We want you to know that we see you.  We know what you are doing is not only difficult, and often overwhelming but it’s also important and one of the most rewarding things you can do.

We feature both everyday family members who are caregiver survivors and those who are still in the middle of their caring season.  We also bring you professionals who bring their experience and compassion for you and your parent to our conversations.

Our goal is for you to walk away from our time together feeling encouraged and hopeful that you can spend this season living, loving and caring with no regrets!

Celebrating and Connecting During the Holidays

Hope for living, loving and caring with no regrets! Episode 43 This week, Rayna Neises, your host, interviews Eric Kolb. Eric, along with his wife, Cheryl, cared for her mother. It was their love for singing and their experience with caregiving that prompted them to...
Rayna Neises

Thankfulness, Gratitude, and Hope

Hope for living, loving and caring with no regrets!Episode 42Rayna Neises, your host, provides a special message in celebration of National Family Caregiver Month and Thanksgiving. She also shares some exciting announcements for 2021. November is National Family...
Benefits of Day Stay Programs

Benefits of Day Stay Programs

Hope for living, loving and caring with no regrets! Episode 41Rayna Neises, ACC, host, and Aly Neises, RN, cohost, reflect on last week’s conversation with KC Schumacher.  From her work at an adult day program, KC was able to share lots of great information regarding...

Adult Day Services

Hope for living, loving and caring with no regrets!Episode 40This week, Rayna Neises, your host, interviews KC Schumacher.  Since before she graduated high school, KC has been working in the social services field.  She is drawn to helping others and is passionate...
Caregivers and Moms Share Similar Struggles/Solutions

Caregivers and Moms Share Similar Struggles/Solutions

Hope for living, loving and caring with no regrets!Episode 39Rayna Neises, ACC, host, and Aly Neises, RN, cohost, reflect on last week’s conversation with Amy Rienow.  As the mom of seven, Amy’s experiences in raising her children and the things that she has learned...

About A Season of Caring Podcast

mother and daughter
A Season of Caring Podcast is a place to find hope for your Season of Caring for Aging Parents.

We want you to know that we see you.  We know what you are doing is not only difficult, and often overwhelming but it’s important and one of the most rewarding things you can do.

We feature both everyday family members who are caregiver survivors and those who are still in the middle of their caring season.  We also bring you professionals who bring their experience and compassion for you and your parent to our conversations.

Our goal is for you to walk away from our time together feeling encouraged and hopeful that you can spend this season living, loving and caring with no regrets!

Celebrating and Connecting During the Holidays

Hope for living, loving and caring with no regrets! Episode 43 This week, Rayna Neises, your host, interviews Eric Kolb. Eric, along with his wife, Cheryl, cared for her mother. It was their love for singing and their experience with caregiving that prompted them to...
Rayna Neises

Thankfulness, Gratitude, and Hope

Hope for living, loving and caring with no regrets!Episode 42Rayna Neises, your host, provides a special message in celebration of National Family Caregiver Month and Thanksgiving. She also shares some exciting announcements for 2021. November is National Family...
Benefits of Day Stay Programs

Benefits of Day Stay Programs

Hope for living, loving and caring with no regrets! Episode 41Rayna Neises, ACC, host, and Aly Neises, RN, cohost, reflect on last week’s conversation with KC Schumacher.  From her work at an adult day program, KC was able to share lots of great information regarding...

Adult Day Services

Hope for living, loving and caring with no regrets!Episode 40This week, Rayna Neises, your host, interviews KC Schumacher.  Since before she graduated high school, KC has been working in the social services field.  She is drawn to helping others and is passionate...
Caregivers and Moms Share Similar Struggles/Solutions

Caregivers and Moms Share Similar Struggles/Solutions

Hope for living, loving and caring with no regrets!Episode 39Rayna Neises, ACC, host, and Aly Neises, RN, cohost, reflect on last week’s conversation with Amy Rienow.  As the mom of seven, Amy’s experiences in raising her children and the things that she has learned...

Meet Your Hosts

Rayna Neises, ACC

Your Host

An ICF Certified Coach, Pod-caster, Author & Speaker, offers encouragement, support and resources to those who are in a Season of Caring for Aging Parents.

Her passion is for those caring and their parents, that they might be seen, not forgotten & cared for, not neglected.

Rayna Neises & Aly Neises

Aly Neises, RN

Your Co-Host

A registered  nurse, has worked in healthcare for over ten years. Currently she is a case manager for hospice taking care of terminally ill patients and their families.

Her passion is to help and care for others.

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Thinking About the End of the Journey

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

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.

Advocacy- An Important Skill of Caregiving

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

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.

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

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

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