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The Northland Caregiver Podcast

Discover Helpful Monthly 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. And our monthly podcast, The Northland Caregiver, is here to help you on your caregiver journey with helpful information and advice on safely and effectively caring 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.

Want to get your caregiver questions answered? Submit them ahead by emailing podcast@duluthagingsupport.org or calling (218) 576-7123.


All episodes are released monthly and available to listen to directly from our website, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you find your podcasts.


Latest Episode

Nov 15, 2021

Episode 3: How to Use Cues to Improve Communication

Learn about a variety of helpful cues you can utilize to help you the person you care for better understand…

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Meet Your Podcast Hosts

Tune into The Northland Caregiver, a monthly podcast to help you on your caregiver journey featuring your host and Registered Occupational Therapist, Dr. Mary Lou Donovan, and co-host Leeza Ochsner from Duluth Aging Support.

Recent Episodes

Nov 15, 2021

Episode 3: How to Use Cues to Improve Communication

Learn about a variety of helpful cues you can utilize to help you the person you care for better understand…

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Oct 15, 2021

Episode 2: Ways to Help a Person with Cognitive Limitations be Independent in Everyday Activities

Join your host and Occupational Therapist Dr. Mary Lou Donovan and co-host, Leeza Ochsner with Duluth Aging Support as they…

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Sep 14, 2021

Episode 1: Essential Tips for Caregiver Safety

You can’t talk about caregiving without diving into the critical foundational concepts of safety and health.

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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 podcast@duluthagingsupport.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. 

What if I have a caregiver topic or question you haven’t talked about on your podcast yet?

Glad you asked! If you’ve got a caregiver topic or question that you’d like us to address, we’d love to hear it! Simply please send us an email to podcast@duluthagingsupport.org or call (218) 576-7123.

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.