Caregiver Newsletter

Produced by Caregiver Media Group, publishers of  Today's Caregiver magazine and

Wednesday April 29, 2009 - Issue #430

Welcome to the latest edition of the newsletter.

Please recommend caregiver newsletter to any other family or professional caregiver. It's a great way to show how much you care.

If you are receiving this issue of caregiver newsletter as a forward, and would like to get your own  subscription, click here.


From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chief 

Interesting Times Gumbo

Let’s see, first we blend in an international monetary crisis, add a heaping fistful of mortgage meltdown, mix in essence of, recession, simmer quickly and when hot, add in two wars, a sizzling dash of partisan division in Washington and stir it all up rapidly.  Hmm, I think there’s something missing from this stew.  Oh yes, here it is- a pinch of pandemic.  And now, set it all to boil.

I unfortunately now understand what the old Chinese curse means: may you live in interesting times.
But seriously, as in all things we caregivers deal with, we need to stay calm and review the facts.  And to do that I recommend that you take the news talking heads with a grain of salt and visit the CDC website for regular updates.
Maybe, just maybe the times are getting just a little bit too interesting for my taste.
The Fearless Caregiver Tour is really on a roll. At this moment, the schedule for the rest of the year includes, California, Texas, Iowa, Wisconsin, Florida and Connecticut. Stay tuned for more.



Take care

Gary Barg

Sign up for an upcoming Fearless Caregiver Conference



Share The Gift of Support

Customized Gift Subscription Cards
A cost-effective and successful way to support your caregivers.

Share the gift of Support Today's Caregiver magazine's Gift of Support gift card subscription program is an easy and inexpensive way to recognize and support those caregivers for whom you care.

The Gift of Support program will personalize your message on full color gift subscription cards, available in discounted quantities of 20 or more. Mail them directly to your caregiving friends and clients, present the cards in person at events or regular meetings or Today's Caregiver will even send them for you at a small additional charge.

Now is the perfect time to send the gift that caregivers really need. A Gift of Support subscription to Today's Caregiver magazine will be remembered and appreciated issue after issue.

For more information on our gift card program, click here.




Today's Caregiver magazine Supports Your Conference

Today's Caregiver magazine supports non-profit organizations

Non-profit organizations:
Contact us and we will provide complimentary magazines for your conference attendees.
All you pay is shipping and handling.

Don't miss this opportunity!

To sign up, click here


Caregiver Bookclub
Take a look at the new books in our bookclub.  Listen to the interview with two of the authors.

Feature Article

Long Distance Caregiver - Coping With Emotions

By  Catherine Murphy, R.N.

Being a long distance caregiver has a unique set of problems. I have been on both sides of the coin, and know that the emotional drain of being too far from our loved one to be of direct help, can be devastating. How can one describe the fear that envelops you when the phone rings? ......Continued

Care Verse
Special People
By  Phyllis Porter Dolislager

I think there will be a special place in heaven for caregivers.;

You who have loaded wheelchairs into cars or vans
or cut up food and gently placed it into your mate’s mouth,...Continued

Guest Column
Long Distance Caregiver - Challenges and Solutions
By  Helen Hunter, ACSW, CMSW

Families who struggle to care for a parent across the miles have a unique disadvantage. They cannot be there to know what is really happening. It is often difficult and frustrating to reach doctors or social service agencies and to be able to coordinate the needed care.  ...Continued

(Do you have a story? Tell us.)



The Fearless Caregiver Manifesto
By Gary Barg

I will fearlessly assess my personal strengths and weaknesses, work diligently to bolster my weaknesses and to graciously recognize my strengths...Continued



If someone is interested in becoming a Caregiver provider what steps are required? For example an elderly woman from my church is currently providing licensed daycare for children but she would like to retire from child care. She does the child care to generate income to pay the taxes on her home. Since she is getting older she thought becoming an Adult Day Care provider would be less strenuous and allow her to continue to generate income.

Any suggestions?


Answer This Week's CareNote Support Group Directory. Click here for information about any caregiver support groups in your area.

Caregivers need your help. Please add information about your local support groups to our Support Group Directory. Include the name of the group, where and when it meets, city and state and support group leader contact information.

Have an idea for an article? We are always looking for contributing writers. For more information contact

Recommend Us
Tell your friends about!  If you have a friend who you think would benefit from our newsletter, complete and submit the form:

Subscription Information
If you received caregiver newsletter and are not yet a subscriber, and would like to begin receiving a complimentary copy of your own, please click here.

To unsubscribe from caregiver newsletter, simply  click on the 'manage your subscription' link at the bottom of this newsletter.  

Privacy Policy
Privacy Statement

Copyright© 1995-2009 Inc.,
All rights reserved by and its subsidiaries.

Inside This Issue:

Interesting Times Gumbo
Long Distance Caregiver- Coping with Emotions
Guest Column
Long Distance Caregiver-Challenges and Solutions


Visit the
Online Store for our special of the month and new books.

Caregiver Friendly Awards 2009

2009 Caregiver Friendly Awards

The Fearless Caregiver

Visit the
Discussion Forum and share your experiences with other caregivers



Let's Talk - April 2009
As a caregiver, what 5 things are you most thankful for.  Let's talk