The Empowered Caregiver
Host: Liza Hellenbrand
Health & Fitness | Mental Health
The Empowered Caregiver Show uplifts caregivers through education, advocacy, and support, while also lifting up their invaluable role in society.
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Combatting the Caregiver Crisis
Kevin Coughlin, Policy Initiatives Advisor with the WI Department of Health Services, joins the show to talk about their efforts to fight the caregiver crisis. Then, advocate Felicia Clayborne joins the show to talk about the need for transportation for people with disabilities in Wisconsin.
Emotional Labor and Creating a Happy Household
Host Liza Hellenbrand is joins by Dr. Regina Lark, author and podcast host, to talk about emotional labor and forming a happy marriage, and Chaous Riddle with Santas Without Chimneys to talk about the upcoming holiday season.
How We’ve Failed Parent Caregivers
Amanda and Tom Dyer join the Empowered Caregiver to talk their new documentary film, “UNSEEN – How We’ve Failed Parent Caregivers and Why it Matters.”
Caregiver Advocacy on the Hill
Beth Fields, occupational therapist and assistant professor at UW Madison, joins the show to talk about the CARE act. Janet Zander, with Greater WI Agency on Aging Resources Inc, comes on to talk about next week’s Hill Days. Finally, Pizzabox Mike, of Outside the Pizzabox, talks about his experiencing working as a caregiver.
National Family Caregiver Month
Liza Hellenbrand gives some history on National Family Caregivers Month, and recaps her trip to D.C. for the National Caregiver Summit.
Live from the National Caregiver Summit
Liza comes in live from Washington DC as she attends the National Caregiver Summit, and is joined by Harriet Redman, founder of WisconSibs, Kim Nonn, founder of Feist Vocational Counseling and Placement, and Civic Media’s own Mike Crute.
Caregiving in the Black Community
Liza is joined by Brandi Grayson, founder of Urban Triage, and Dr. Nakia Wiley, vice president of Disability Pride Madison, to talk about challenges in care giving in the Black community.
The Sandwich Generation
Author Christy Byrne Yates talks with host Liza Hellenbrand about the “sandwich generation,” parents both raising children and caring for their parents.
National Employees with Disabilities Month Roundtable
It’s National Employees with Disabilities Month, and Liza is joined by Caden Crute, Delores Sallis, Sydney Badeau, and Rebecca Hoyt.
Martin Schreiber and his caregiving story
Summit Credit Union COO Rebecca Gerothanas joins the show to talk about financing and caregiving, then former Wisconsin Governor Martin Schreiber talks about his own experience in caregiving.