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Welcome to The Shape of Care, a dynamic podcast that explores the world of caregiving through storytelling and information-sharing.  In our first season, we met family caregivers and paid care workers, creators of innovative programs, and care activists who organize nationally to mobilize care workers and implement a progressive national care agenda. And we explored the impact of the pandemic on unpaid caregivers and paid care workers.

We’re now gearing up for Season 2 and plan to launch in January of 2021.  In this new season, we take you inside a nursing home that’s designed on the “household” model of care.  You’ll meet 94-year-old Rose, and the Certified Nursing Assistant  who helped her survive COVID.  And you’ll learn about how Washington State is a model for supporting  caregivers!  More info on the way, so stay tuned!
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Caregiving in the Time of Corona: An interview with Taura Taylor

Episode Notes In this episode, we welcome sociologist Taura Taylor, a Visiting Lecturer at Georgia State University who teaches about race and resilience. Over the years, Taura has played a caregiver role to a number of family members, and three years ago, her mother moved in with her. Taura talks about the culture of caregiving...

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EP7 — Q&A with Karen Wasserman, Elder Care Expert

This is our final episode for Season 1! In this episode, elder care expert, Karen Wasserman, responds to listeners' questions and concerns.

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EP6 — Homophobia in elder care

This episode explores homophobia in elder care, featuring the LGBT Aging Project founder, Dale Mitchell. We also meet Rebekah Levitt, Executive Director of Rogerson House, who brought LGBT sensitivity training to her staff. And we hear from Laura Barr, who shares her own concerns about homophobia in institutional care.

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EP2 – Ai-Jen Poo and Sarita Gupta: Reimagining Caregiving Policies

Ai-jen Poo and Sarita Gupta, call for a comprehensive caregiving policy in the U.S. Ai-jen is the Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and she and Sarita co-direct Caring Across Generations.

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