Friday Jan 20, 2023

Kylie Meyer: Caring for the Caregiver | All Together #10

While some can hire caregivers to provide that support to family members, sometimes it is the family member who is responsible for providing that level of care. Being a caregiver to a family member can allow a sense of trust between the two individuals. Sometimes, however, constantly attending to a family member's needs takes a toll on the caregiver themselves.

In this episode of All Together, Dina Sargeant talks with Kylie Meyer— a gerontologist and Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University. 

Her research is focused on psychoeducational interventions to support family caregivers in multiple domains. These include complex medical/nursing care, healthy caregiving relationships, and financial well-being. 

Dina and Kylie both tackle the importance of taking some time for yourself as well as the current process of government support for their respective countries.

To know more about our guest, visit Kylie Meyer’s page https://case.edu/nursing/about/fpb-directories/faculty-directory/kylie-meyer to get in touch with her, by email or phone. 

  1. Resources Given by Kylie:
    Family Caregiver Alliance (https://www.caregiver.org): See expert videos and written materials for family caregivers, such as understanding a diagnosis, planning a family meeting, and more.
  2. AARP Prepare to Care Guide (https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/prepare-to-care-planning-guide/): This introductory guide, available in multiple languages, provides an overview of what to expect as a caregiver and how to prepare for this role.
  3. National Institute on Aging (https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/caregiving): Provides research-informed articles on topics affecting caregiver health and well-being. Many materials are available in English and Spanish.

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