Thought leadership, trends and insights on community matters

Five Ways to Create a Caregiver-Friendly Workplace

February 25, 2019
More than one in six Americans working full-time or part-time are also providing unpaid care to a family member or friend. Some workers are “sandwich caregivers”, raising children as well as caring… Read more »

In Their Own Voices: Five Books by Caregivers about the Caregiving Experience

January 23, 2019 by Parichay Rudina
One of the most amazing moments in the caregiver support groups at Wilder is when two people with different caregiving situations realize that they are experiencing incredibly similar emotions,… Read more »

How Can We Help Caregivers? Pause and Listen.

January 9, 2019 by Maureen Kenney
Wilder Caregiver Services support family and friend caregivers of older adults as they continue to provide care, so older adults can live in the community as long as they choose or are able. When I… Read more »

Expertise on Caregiving is Incomplete without the Perspective of Caregivers

December 15, 2017 by Maureen Kenney
On a cold, icy evening in St. Paul, a crowd of Minnesotans gathered to talk about family caregiving, specifically the “caregiving sandwich” which translates to those caring for aging parents and… Read more »

Trends in Caregiving: Five Resources

January 13, 2016
Five resources to learn more about trends in caregiving in the United States.

Five Things to Know about Adult Day Services

September 16, 2015 by Barb Zeis
This week is National Adult Day Services Week, and Wilder’s Adult Day Health program is celebrating in style: music, art, dancing and more. Despite the festivities and recognition, this week reminds… Read more »

How Can We Help People with Disabilities Live Fully in the Community

June 4, 2015 by Jocelyn Schowalter
Minnesota’s plan to help people with disabilities live more fully in the community has been in the news lately.