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Developing Your Skills as a Caregiver

Life as a caregiver can bring opportunities to learn new skills and discover personal strengths.

The Ontario Caregiver Organization offers a library of webinars on a variety of topics including caregiving skills and personal development.

Remember, developing your skills can help the person you’re caring for, reduce burnout, and improve your well-being as a caregiver.

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep
What’s in this podcast:

Alanna McGinn, author, fellow podcast host and lead sleep expert at Good Night Sleep, shares her studies on how a healthy lifestyle can affect sleep, and how important sleep can be for a caregiver.

S1 E5 | 45 min
The Organized Caregiver
What’s in this podcast:

Michelle Jobin is joined by Organizing Expert, Clare Kumar to discuss how an organized schedule, home and life can decrease stress.

S1 E6 | 39 min
Managing Your Money
What’s in this podcast:

Join host Michelle Jobin and Shannon Lee Simmons for a discussion around tips for managing your finances as a caregiver.

The Importance of Nutrition and Meal Planning
What’s in this podcast:

Michelle Jobin is joined by Kyle Byron, a nutrition coach. They review nutrition and its importance to caregivers—specifically how important meal prepping can be for one’s health and how a clean diet can impact us emotionally and mentally.

S2 E1 | 34 min
Healthcare System Navigation
What’s in this podcast:

Host Michelle Jobin is joined by Suzanne McKenna, a System Navigator for Acquired Brain Injury to talk about her lived experience as a caregiver for her son and share some advice.

S4 E4 | 45:15
Using Technology to Assist People With Alzheimer’s Disease
What’s in this podcast:

Host Michelle Jobin is joined by Ron Beleno, to discuss his caregiving journey and the role of technology and community support in caregiving.

I’m a caregiver

Caring for: Mother


Our Caregiving Journey: Compromise and Communication

Caregiver Maria talks about what her family has learned while caregiving for her elderly mother.

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