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.

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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EP5 — Alzheimer’s Disease: How to cope when it gets sadder

Laura Barr makes another big decision – to move her wife, Jean, out of Rogerson House and into a skilled nursing facility. This is emotionally hard, but she finds creative ways to cope.

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EP4 — Alzheimer’s Disease: Holding onto joy

Laura Barr talks with humor and openness about caring for her wife, Jean, who has Alzheimer’s Disease, from when Jean was diagnosed to when she moved into a dementia facility. We also meet Dr. Adam Burrows, who runs an innovative program designed to support frail elders so they can remain in their own homes.

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