Most caregivers are reluctant to ask for help from others. Many don’t want to burden family or friends. Others just don’t like asking for help. Some caregivers even believe that nobody else is qualified to help. But building a team of caregivers is crucial, not just for avoiding burnout but also to give your loved one the best quality of life possible. Who are you excluding from the caregiving experience?
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Jennifer L. FitzPatrick – MSW, LCSW-C, CSP
The founder of Jenerations Health Education, Inc., Jennifer FitzPatrick has over 20 years’ experience in healthcare and gerontology. The author of Cruising Through Caregiving: Reducing The Stress of Caring For Your Loved One, she is also a gerontology instructor at Johns Hopkins University and an Education Consultant to the Alzheimer’s Association. She helps you reduce stress and increase productivity, morale and revenue. Jennifer and Cruising Through Caregiving have been featured in Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, The Huffington Post, Reader’s Digest, Univision and The Chicago Tribune. She has also appeared on ABC and Sirius XM.