Welcome caregivers and friends! First, I’d like to introduce myself. I’m Carol Bradley Bursack, Editor-in-Chief of this new value packed Eldercarelink.com site.
Over the span of two decades I cared for a total of seven elders. One was a neighbor and the rest were family members. Since that time, I’ve written a caregiver support book, contributed to a book on Alzheimer’s and spent many years writing articles, speaking and blogging on caregiving and senior topics.
Some of you folks who’ve found your way to Eldercarelink.com run care centers or agencies, or work for someone who does. Many of you are family caregivers. Some of you are friends of caregivers who want to learn to be more supportive. Some of you are siblings who want to help out more, but may think you are too far away to contribute in any meaningful way.
I am confident that our new Eldercarelink site will have something for all of you. Our articles run the gamut from brief overviews for easy reference to from-the-heart sharing by hands-on caregivers like you. Our bloggers will share their personal experiences with you and offer updates on topics of interest, book reviews and other pertinent information. We encourage you to comment on blog posts and share your questions and tips with us.
Speaking of questions, we are thrilled to offer the advice of Dr. Dennis McCullough, author of My Mother, Your Mother: Embracing “Slow Medicine.” Dr. McCullough is a geriatrician, writer and speaker. You can learn more about him by clicking on his profile.
We will also offer insights from Kathryn Kilpatrick who specializes in helping people who have had strokes or who have Alzheimer’s disease communicate, Susan Lanza who is a nursing home administrator, blogger, speaker and writer, Isabel Fawcett writer, speaker and blogger who quit her corporate job to stay home and care for her mother, and Devlyn Brooks, a newspaper editor who happens to be a single dad who is sandwiched between his two growing boys and his live-in, aging mother.
Our blog posts will be as different from each other as our backgrounds and personalities. This variety of people and background, with the common factor of hands-on caregiving, will give our readers and visitors many opportunities to gain insight, information and support. Often, we’ll address the same subjects, but from unique points of view. I’m certain many of you will find favorite writers whose updates you won’t want to miss.
Wander around, exploring the site until you are comfortable, then stay tuned and keep coming back to visit with us and share your thoughts. We have a great deal to share with you. We welcome and look forward to responding to your feedback.Posted in Other, Stress, Support | 1 Comment »