As caregivers, we are often reminded of the importance of being an advocate for our care partners, asking questions, understanding the situation and being their voice.
Today, my guest is Phyllis Ivey, a social worker, consultant and life coach with over 30 years of experience in the mental health field, and a lifelong advocate for her parents.
In this wide ranging conversation, we discuss how to advocate throughout the healthcare system, the value you provide, the challenges that arise and the strategies to help you navigate advocacy, no matter the situation. Phyllis also shares the importance of caring for yourself as an advocate. And as a caregiver.
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Daughterhood The Podcast: For Caregivers
Daughterhood The Podcast is hosted by Rosanne Corcoran, who was a primary, sandwich, in-home caregiver. This monthly podcast aims to provide insight into navigating the healthcare system, resources, support, and community to those caring for their loved ones. As Rosanne knows first hand, caregiving is filled with uphill challenges, stress and grief, while trying to do the best for your loved one. Through this podcast, Rosanne offers information, inspiration or even just a little company. Join her, in Daugherhood.
Rosanne cared for her mother over a 12 year span starting as a stealth caregiver, to full time caregiver, to in-home, sandwich caregiver for her mother’s final 6 years.
Rosanne created Daughterhood The Podcast: For Caregivers after experiencing first-hand the stress and isolation caregiving brings along with the lack of meaningful resources for caregivers. The podcast cultivates a dynamic group of subject matter experts to help listeners navigate these uncharted, and many times, tumultuous waters.
The podcast’s subject matter has ranged from legal advice, to establishing boundaries, to end of life care, and the list continues to grow. Guests have included physicians, best-selling authors, dementia experts and more. Caregiving is inherently difficult and this podcast hopes to provide insight, resources, and skills to manage the challenges relating to caregiving, and to know you are not alone!
Rosanne has been featured in CNN Health, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Barron’s, Next Avenue and others. She is also a proud member of AlzAuthors.
Agingcare.com named Daughterhood the Podcast: For Caregivers #1 in their list of Essential Caregiver Podcasts. Rosanne also facilitates a bi-monthly Daughterhood Circle.