Many family and professional caregivers desire to improve their caregiving relationships. Many caregivers are overwhelmed and exhausted, feeling drained by caregiving relationships that are unbalanced or that seem out of control. These feelings are common to the caregiving experience. Many caregivers search the internet for education and when the words caregiving or caregiver is typed, thousands of entries are listed, making them feel more overwhelmed. Add the words "education or support" to the words caregiving or caregiver and fewer sites are listed.
In spite of the abundance of information available through the internet, many caregivers report being at a loss where to turn for reliable and specific information relative to their caregiving journey. Others are concerned about their physical availability to attend conferences, courses or support groups. This is difficult when you are caring for someone that can't be left alone or when at the day you have no extra energy remaining.
In response to requests by caregivers to make it easy to access specific and relevant education electronically, any time of day -- even if the time of day is 2 a.m., the website of The Caring Generation, http://www.thecaringgeneration.com previously a weekly radio program on 630 KHOW-AM hosted by Pamela Wilson has been transformed into a caregiver education website.
The new website features two areas: free content and a paid membership area. When finally cataloged, this free information will represent over 700 audio segments, including associated text files if you prefer to read rather than listen, plus more than 200 tipsheets.
To respond to consumer requests for specific caregiver training programs is The Caring Generation: The Caregiving Roadmap®. This education represents the paid portion of the website and offers in depth situations faced by real caregivers. The education is relevant for both family and professional caregivers.
New content will be added weekly to support the goal of teaching caregivers to care for themselves and others, so that caregiving relationships, rather than becoming burdensome or guilt filled remind us that life is precious and our time on earth short. Education for caregivers will be greatly needed as the population of baby boomers continues to age. Visit http://www.thecaringgeneration.com for more information