My Favorite Things – CareLinx

My Favorite ThingsOne of our favorite things to do at Caregiving Club is find our favorite services, products and organizations to share with our loyal readers.

We debut the “My Favorite Things” list from Caregiving Club CEO, Sherri Snelling. As part of her role as a national caregiving expert, Sherri advises companies on how to best support caregivers. She serves on advisory boards and often asks these companies to provide a free offer or special promotion for Caregiving Club readers.

Click here to read about the 4 free hours of in-home care you can receive from CareLinx as the first company featured in “My Favorite Things.”

August 15 is National Relaxation Day

 

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Stress is a caregiver’s enemy No. 1 and prolonged stress can lead to the caregiving health risk of burn-out. In fact, caregivers are twice as likely as the general public to be diagnosed with a chronic illness due to prolonged stress of caregiving.

Finding stress relief is not easy but essential.  Finding ways to find “Me Time” is what Caregiving Club is all about.

Read our blogs below and check out all our Me Time Monday videos – a collaboration with Caregiver Monday – all about finding self-care in your world of caregiving.

7 Tips to Avoid Sandwich Generation Burn-out (originally published in USA Today)

Caregiver RX for Stress: 3 Steps to Me Time Monday (originally published on Huffington Post)

 Watch our Celebrity Me Time Secrets – Sherri Snelling’s interviews with caregivers from red carpet events:

 

 

August 7 – National Friendship Day

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Caregivers often feel like they are all alone but as a member of the “caregiving club” with 65 million fellow caregivers across the nation, you are not alone.

For National Friendship Day on August 7, we help you find the balance between self-care and caregiving by showing you how to reach out to ask for and accept help. Many friends want to lend that helping hand. Many others are going through similar caregiving situations and can be that shoulder you can cry on or that “vault” to whom you can tell your true feelings.

Our CEO Sherri Snelling’s article for PBS Next Avenue showcases how volunteers can bring friends and circles of support to the rescue for caregivers:

How Online Volunteers Support Caregivers (originally published on PBS Next Avenue)

And, read an inspirational story of a friend caring for a friend in Sherri Snelling’s excerpted interview from her book, A Cast of Caregivers – Celebrity Stories to Help You Prepare to Care,  with Alana Stewart on her caregiving journey with Farrah Fawcett:

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The C-A-R-E Conversation Series

 

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In Sherri Snelling’s top-selling book, A Cast of Caregivers – Celebrity Stories to Help You Prepare to Care, the chapter on how to have the C-A-R-E  Conversation has become one of the highlights of the book and in Sherri’s speaking engagements. Coming in late 2016, Sherri’s next book, The C-A-R-E Conversations, will be published.

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The reality is having conversations, whether it is with an aging parent, an ill spouse, our siblings, our kids, a boss or co-worker, friends and others are difficult. We avoid these conversations but this silence can lead to confusion, frustration, anger, depression and other emotions that ultimate impact a caregiver’s health and wellness.

Learning to understand the issues and how the conversation sounds on either side of the talk are tools every caregiver needs. This year, Caregiving Club offers a monthly “C-A-R-E Conversation” article – excerpted from Sherri’s upcoming book.  We’ll give you tips and resources on how to have difficult conversations with all those around you when you take your caregiving journey.

2016 will be the year caregivers can say,

Let’s Talk!

Caregiving at the Movies – Still Alice

Still Alice movie posterA must-see on your movie list should be Still Alice – Julianne Moore’s poignant Oscar-nominated role reminds all of us that Alzheimer’s disease can strike even in your 50s.  Read the blogs about this movie that will propel the movement to END ALZ.

Caregiving Club Honored for Me Time Monday

Caregiver Reviews calls Caregiving Club and its Me Time Monday videos “the MTV of Caregiving.” Read the press release here for National Sandwich Generation Month. Read the Caregiver Reviews of Caregiving Club here.

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Men As Caregivers

More than a “few good men” – fathers, sons, husbands, brothers, uncles now represent 45% of the 65 million caregivers.  Read Sherri’s PBS Next Avenue article about how men cope with caregiving and her blog about the famous men of caregiving.

 

 

LifeCare Webinars for Caregiving Employees

LifeCare teams with Caregiving Club CEO Sherri Snelling to offer monthly educational Webinars to LifeCare’s 61,000 employer clients representing 51 million employees nationwide.  Click here to read more.

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USA Today Spotlight on Caregiving

USA Today cover 2015Each November for National Caregiver Month, Media Planet teams with caregiving organizations such as the Caregiver Action Network and experts to showcase the issues of our nation’s 65 million caregivers. This year’s cover story features Elizabeth Dole, a champion for the caregivers of veterans. The special supplement is featured in the November 27, 2015 issue of USA Today as well as seen online at FutureofHealthCareNews.com and other partner sites such as CNN.com.

Our CEO Sherri Snelling is one of the expert contributors to this special caregiving issue. Her articles can be read by clicking on the links below:

Caregiver Burn Out USA Today

Click here to read Sherri’s article on how to avoid caregiver burn-out: 7 Tips to Beat Caregiver Burn-out

Caregiving Cost Drain USA Today

Click here to read Sherri’s article on how to plan ahead for the costs of caregiving: How to Avoid the Caregiving Cost Drain

Aging Tech USA Today

Click here to read Sherri’s article about aging, caregiving and technology tools that can help: Silver Surfers – Aging and Technology

 

2013 USA Today and Media Planet Caregiving Feature

Sherri also contributed to the 2013 Caregiving Feature Issue. She provided excerpted celebrity interviews with Holly Robinson Peete and Joan Lunden from her book, A Cast of Caregivers, as the cover story and feature articles for the March 2013 caregiving supplement for USA Today weekend magazine.  The supplement also included the Caregiving Club’s Me Time Monday program.  Read the full supplement here: Caregiving Supplement Mar 2013

Author Events

Sherri Snelling will be doing book signings, press interviews and other events to support her book, A Cast of Caregivers – Celebrity Stories to Help You Prepare to Care.  Click here for more information about upcoming events.

Book Buzz

Check here for the latest interviews, book reviews and press information for Sherri’s new book, A Cast of Caregivers.

Sherri Snelling Recognized by SharecareNow and Dr. Oz

SharecareNow released its Top 10 Alzheimer’s Influencers and named Caregiving Club CEO Sherri Snelling #4 on the list.  Click here to read more about the Influencers list and Sharecare, online health and wellness site created by Dr. Oz.

Caregiving Book

Sherri Snelling’s book — the “What to Expect When You’re Caregiving” how-to guide — includes interviews with celebrities and their caregiving lessons learned, as well as the A to Z guide on how to care for a loved one AND care for you at the same time.

Click here to read more about A Cast of Caregivers.