Discover helpful caregiver advice at your fingertips
At Duluth Aging Support, caring for older adults and caregivers is at the heart of who we are. Whether you’re currently a caregiver, have been one, will be one, or will need one – caregiving touches everyone at some point in our lives.
With the help of our podcast, The Northland Caregiver, you can get the support and advice you or another caregiver in your life need to safely and effectively care for aging family members, friends, and yourself along the way.
In addition to sharing helpful advice for caregivers, at the end of each episode, you’ll hear answers to questions submitted from local family and unpaid caregivers in the Northland.
All episodes are available to listen to directly from our website, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you find your podcasts.
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Meet your podcast hosts
Tune into The Northland Caregiver, a podcast designed to help you on your caregiver journey featuring your host and Registered Occupational Therapist, Dr. Mary Lou Donovan, and co-host Kathleen Madrigal, Retired Licensed Social Worker (LSW).
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Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of topics will you cover during this podcast?
This podcast series will cover a wide variety of topics around maintaining home safety and accessibility, modifying cues for effective communication as physical, sensory, and cognitive changes occur, and other caregiver strategies. We will also approach topics around changing roles, driving retirement, how to take better care of yourself as a caregiver, answer questions submitted from family and unpaid caregivers in the Northland, and so much more!
I’m a local caregiver in the Northland with lots of experience that I think would be beneficial for your listeners to hear. Is there a good way to share my caregiver journey with your audience?
Absolutely! Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with more information about your caregiver journey and more details about what you’d like to share. And someone from Duluth Aging Support will be in touch with you shortly about the possibility of sharing your story on our show.
How often are new episodes of The Northland Caregiver released?
The Northland Caregiver is a monthly podcast. One episode will debut every month.
How do I know if I’m considered a caregiver?
Whether you’re taking care of your husband, parents, grandparents, friends, or neighbors, you’re considered a caregiver. In other words, if you take care of someone else, you are a caregiver.
What if I missed an episode of your podcast?
No worries. All our episodes are available to listen to directly from our website, Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. Transcripts of each episode will also be available if you or someone you know prefers that method instead.
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