Updated: May 11, 2020
Being a caregiver can be an all-consuming experience. Caring for a sick loved one, while working a- or multiple- jobs to pay for the expenses, can easily deplete a person's time, energy, and finances. The resulting stress, and lack of time, can leave caregivers feeling depressed, isolated and lost.
Fortunately, there are many avenues of support that are available to caregivers including chaplains, social workers, nurses and, less conventionally, podcasts. By sharing information, personal stories, and guidance, podcasts on the topic of caregiving can offer caregivers an accessible way to receive knowledge and support.
Here are 8 podcasts (with their show descriptions) that can help those looking after a sick loved one:
1. Senior Care Corner Podcast
"Insights for family members and others who care for and about senior adults."
2. Frontlines of Caregiving
"This podcast is a place for us to come together and share our stories, our challenges and our small victories. It's also a place where we can learn from experts about how to make our lives manageable with down to earth tips and resources."
3. Transition Aging Parents
"Hosted by Dale Carter, this show will focus on issues of caregiving, family communication, financial and estate issues, respite options, and first-person stories by older adults."
4. Conversations That Matter
"Education and support for family caregivers who are dealing with the declining health and death of a parent or family member."
5. Let's Talk Dementia
"This podcast is designed to give you quick and entertaining information regarding caring for someone with dementia."
6. Caregiver Storyteller
"Personal stories about dementia and caregiving."
"Your guide to avoiding burnout and surviving grief."
8. Caregiver SOS
"This hour-long weekly radio show airs 6 p.m. Sundays on NewsTalk 930 (AM) KLUP in the Greater San Antonio region. Hosted by nationally recognized gerontologist Carol Zernial and veteran broadcaster Ron Aaron, and featuring author/psychologist Dr. James Huysman PsyD, LCSW, Caregiver SOS On Air explores issues important to you."