The Agewyz Podcast with Jana Panarites
About This Show
Author and caregiving guru Jana Panarites interviews experts in the field of aging and America's unsung heroes: people caring for family members, friends or relatives amid the demands of their own lives. In these frank and lively conversations Ideas are sparked, information shared and stories told--of setbacks, triumphs and unwavering courage. As one of America's 40 million+ caregivers herself, Jana believes caregivers must have a voice in shaping the policies and programs that affect them, and that by sharing our stories caregivers can shake up America's system of care, which is based on a bygone era, and help create new models of care based on the reality of our lives today. Every caregiver has a story. Click here to share yours: http://www.agewyz.com.
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Episode 106: The Hardest Job I'll Ever Love
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55-year-old Maggie McClane is one of millions of working women who often feel like they have to choose between being a good employee and a good daughter. In Maggie’s case the choice was clear: when her father died, she quit her job to become a 24/7 caregiver for her beloved mother, who has Alzheimer’s disease, severe macular degeneration and permanent vertigo from a stroke. In today’s show Maggie talks about leaving the paid workforce, what she misses, and her concerns about her financial future but why she knows she made the right choice. She talks strategy: how she fights isolation, relies on Home Instead Senior Care, manages sibling challenges and plans to re-enter the workforce. Maggie also tells us what she’s learned from caring for her mom, how she’s changed and why she will never go without peach pants (think “D” word).
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Music: “Even When We Fall” by Philipp Weigl | CC BY | Free Music Archive
Rated 5 out of
Engaging and entertaining
Date published: 2015-08-23