Caregiving in America

Part of a three-city tour on Caregiving in America, Washington Post Live’s Nov. 14, 2013 forum in Chicago highlighted the critical work of the growing number of people who take care of an aging parent, often while working and raising children. It’s stressful and there is a financial -- along with emotional -- toll. Experts offered advice and shared caregiving strategies and resources.

 

Caregiving in America: Remarks with Joan Lunden

Caregiving in America: Remarks with Joan Lunden

Television journalist Joan Lunden gives remarks at Washington Post Live's 2013 Caregiving in America forum.
How do we better support caregivers?

How do we better support caregivers?

Robyn Golden, director of Health and Aging at Rush University Medical Center, and geriatrics expert Dr. Cheryl Woodson discuss, from a health care perspective, caregiving in America with Washington Post Live editor Mary Jordan.
Caregiving in America opening sponsor remarks

Caregiving in America opening sponsor remarks

Debra Whitman is the executive vice president of AARP -- which sponsored Washington Post Live's 2013 Caregiving in America forum.
Taking care of an aging parent: Joan Lunden's advice

Taking care of an aging parent: Joan Lunden's advice

Journalist Joan Lunden considers herself part of the sandwich generation as a working mother of seven and a former caregiver to her 94-year-old mother. Lunden offers advice at Washington Post Live's Caregiving in America forum on having the conversation with a parent or other relative about end of life care.
Telling caregiver stories with video

Telling caregiver stories with video

Ed Menaker is the director of development at Terra Nova Films. He spoke at Washington Post Live's 2013 Caregiving in America forum.
'Presenteeism' and caregiving

'Presenteeism' and caregiving

Marcus Grindstaff is director of strategic planning at Intel-GE Care Innovations -- a partnership uses technology to help manage health care in the home. He talks about how his group is trying to ease care coordination for a primary caregiver.
'The difference between successful caregiving and not'

'The difference between successful caregiving and not'

Gary Barg is the editor in chief of Today’s Caregiver magazine. He talks about the stressful, sometimes isolating, lives of caregivers at Washington Post Live's 2013 Caregiving in America forum.
Aging and filial piety

Aging and filial piety

E-Shien “Iggy” Chang is co-investigator of The PINE Study with the Chinese Health, Policy and Aging Program at Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Rush University Medical Center. She explains at Washington Post Live's Caregiving in America forum the role of filial piety within the Chinese community.

 

Gov. Pat Quinn on long-term care in Illinois

Speakers

Joan Lunden

Journalist and Caregiving Advocate

Gov. Pat Quinn

(D) Illinois

Dr. Cheryl Woodson

Eldercare Expert and Family Caregiver

Robyn Golden

Director of Health and Aging, Rush University Medical Center

Gary Edward Barg

Editor-in-Chief, Today’s Caregiver magazine

Jennifer Prell

President, Elderwerks

Ed Menaker

Director of Development, Terra Nova Films

Erna Colborn

President, Alzheimer’s Association Greater Illinois Chapter

Marcus Grindstaff

Director of Strategic Planning, Intel-GE Care Innovations

Eleanor Blayney

Consumer Advocate, Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards

E-Shien Chang

Co-Investigator, The PINE Study, RUSH