The September 24, 2013 edition of Boomer Generation Radio features a conversation with Nora Jean Levin, executive director of Caring From a Distance, founded in 2002 to serve the seven million Americans who help manage the needs of seniors or other loved ones while living hundreds of miles away. The organization was created by men and women who personally struggled with the anguish, stress and frustration of long distance care. Levin is also the author of How to Care for Your Parents.
Of the book, Amazon.com says: “A time-saving guide to help families successfully map and navigate the unfamiliar terrain of eldercare, this unique handbook provides simple decisions-making tools so grown children can help their parents take charge of their long-term health, welfare, and housing needs.”
Through its one-stop website, http://www.cfad.org, Caring from a Distance offers a bridge to the full spectrum of local eldercare resources, from housing through home services to respite options. CFAD accepts no funding or advertising from individual service providers. Support comes from volunteers, foundation grants, on-line donations and individual contributions. USA.gov, the U.S. government’s official web portal, links direct to Caring from a Distance as a reliable information and service resource for long distance caregivers.
Boomer Generation Radio airs on WWDB-AM 860 every Tuesday at 10 a.m., and features news and conversation aimed at Baby Boomers and the issues facing them as members of what Rabbi Address calls “the club sandwich generation.” You can hear the show live on AM 860, or streamed live from the WWDB website.
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