Season 2 of The Shape of Care has launched!

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Welcome to The Shape of Care, a dynamic podcast that explores the world of caregiving!

The Shape of Care illuminates the costs, financial and otherwise, of hiring (caregivers), the toll on the caregivers, and the need for a rethinking of a widening hole in the infrastructure of American health care. – Phoebe Lett, The New York Times

Season 2 begins with intimate stories of care workers and the people they care for. But their issues are larger than just one story. We connect these personal and compelling stories to the broader policy landscape – through interviews with nursing home leaders, policymakers, union activists, and more. And we ask:  What kinds of long term care policies do we need so that anyone can receive quality, affordable care?

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Season 2, Episode 4: She calls me her three c’s:  compassion, caring and comfort

This episode examines the critical role professional care workers play in guiding clients through the dying process. Ai-jen Poo, Co-Director of Caring Across Generations, weighs in on the long-term care crisis our country faces, and U.S. Senator Bob Casey discusses a series of long term care-related policies he’s fighting to pass.

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Season 2, Episode 3: Nursing assistants: the heart and soul of nursing care

This episode chronicles the powerful relationship between Paula Fox, a dynamic Certified Nursing Assistant who cares for 94-year-old Rose Santilli, a resident at the Jewish Home in Bridgeport, Connecticut. It also explores alternative models for skilled nursing care.

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Season 2, Episode 2: Making a difference: From care work to home care activism

This episode explores how Shazia Anwar helps Darlen Wagenius and her husband, Joe, address challenges in accessing quality long term care services.

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Season 2, Episode 1: From fear to love: An evangelical Christian and a Muslim home care worker

This episode illuminates the relationship between Shazia Anwar, a professional home care worker in WA, and the woman she cares for, Darlen Wagenius.

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