The Shape of Care

Introducing a dynamic new podcast that explores the world of caregiving through storytelling and information-sharing.  We look at who does the caregiving in the U.S. and why this work is so important.  In this first season, we tackle caregiving issues head-on. You’ll meet family caregivers and paid care workers, creators of innovative programs, and care activists who are organizing nationally to mobilize care workers and implement a progressive national care agenda. 

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You can now listen to all 7 episodes of Season One of The Shape of Care:  a dynamic new podcast that explores the world of caregiving through storytelling and information-sharing.

Taking caregiving to another level: on a 630-mile hike…

Ever find a book that feels perfect for what’s going on in your life or in the world? I just discovered a memoir called The Salt Path, written by a British author named Raynor Winn. This book hit the spot for me. Why? Okay this may sound a little cliché, but it’s about a couple...

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The past informs the present in a caregiving relationship…

One of my wonderful cousins invited me to give a talk about my book, Caring for Red, at a continuous care facility in New Jersey. The book chronicles my experience caring for my father in the final year of his life in assisted living, and also captures some of the universal issues caregivers face. My...

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The finality of death for a caregiver…

Ira died last night. He was the husband of Laurie Sheridan, who was featured in Episode One of The Shape of Care. Ira had been living with Parkinson’s Disease for sixteen years and was on the brink of death several times. Last Christmas, Laurie thought it was all over. Ira spent a week in the...

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