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 »

Yoga for Caregivers

February 7, 2017 by Parichay Rudina
​For the last few months, Wilder has been offering a Gentle Yoga for Caregivers class. Twice a month, caregivers come to our Community Center for Aging, roll out a yoga mat, and get into a… Read more »

Navigating Hospitalizations 101: Transitional Care Units

November 8, 2016 by Sarah Lahr
As we discussed in the first post in Navigating Hospitalizations 101, hospitals are one of the most complex systems in our nation. If you are caregiving for a family who is hospitalized, one of the… Read more »

Navigating Hospitalizations 101: The Hospital Care Team

November 1, 2016 by Sarah Lahr
The moment you dread…Mom is headed to the hospital for the first time since you have had to step in to do more for her. You are now faced with navigating one of our nation’s most complex systems:… Read more »

Strategic Planning for Caregiving

August 22, 2016 by Susan Ryan
Caregivers of people with dementia often ask: “Why does my husband sit for hours doing nothing?” or “Why does my mother sleep so much? Dementia is a disorder in which there’s a decline in mental… Read more »