March 8th is International Women’s Day, so I can’t think of a better time to celebrate the contributions of women who give care to their families and friends. More women than men are caregivers: an estimated 66% of caregivers are female. One-third (34%) take care of two or more people, and the average age of . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS’ LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: International Women’s Day 2015 – I Celebrate Caregivers!
You can see in Susan Beayni’s eyes just how much she loves her daughter, Rebecca. Love, contribution, friendship and community have been the pillars upon which Susan has built her personal and her professional life. My interest is in how longterm caregivers use their experience to teach, to inspire and sometimes, to create a . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS’ LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: Caring, Inspiring, Teaching: Caregivers’ Careers
There’s an interesting trend in caregiving. Women who have had their lives and careers de-railed suddenly by ‘extreme caregiving’ are taking their lessons learned and crafting them into new careers of helping others on a similar journey.
I became interested in this phenomenon and wrote about it in my book, The Four Walls of . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS’ LIVING ROOM – A Blog by Donna Thomson: The Care Company: Cindy Laverty, A Caregiver Turned Entrepreneur