Family caregiving is always difficult, and especially so during the COVID-19 crisis. Amy Goyer joins us to share some critical strategies to care for your loved one(s) – and yourself – during this difficult time.
Episode Discussion Guide:
How can families be prepared for the possibility that their loved one(s) may wind up in the hospital with COVID-19?
What should caregivers whose loved ones are in nursing homes, assisted living, or other such care communities be doing to advocate for them to ensure that their services and care are up to par, and to ensure their safety amidst the COVID-19 outbreak?
How can caregivers stay connected with loved ones in these communities?
What are things that caregivers who care for loved ones at home do in terms of safety precautions – for everyone who is living and quarantining together?
How can family caregivers keep loved ones they care for at home active cognitively and physically?
What are some things family caregivers can do to ease their anxiety and maintain their own health during this stressful time?
About Amy Goyer:
Amy Goyer, author of Juggling Life, Work and Caregiving is a writer, speaker and consultant specializing in caregiving and family issues. Amy has a Caregiving YouTube series in which she shares her personal caregiving journey as well as practical, actionable tips for caregivers. An often-quoted media authority, she has appeared on all of the major network morning shows, and is a frequent guest on the TODAY Show, as well as Dr. Phil, and The Doctors. With 35 years of experience in the field of aging, she is also a Certified Aging in Place Specialist. Amy’s work is the perfect fusion of her professional and personal experience. She is a passionate champion for family caregivers and has been one her entire adult life, caring for her grandparents, parents, sister and other family members and friends. You can connect with Amy at amygoyer.com and on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, LinkedIn, and Instagram.