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The Caregiving Agenda

“Family caregivers are the backbone of our care system.” It’s an expression frequently used by policymakers inside and outside of Congress, perhaps because it evokes the very back-breaking work of caregiving. Coincidentally, Senator Bennet and AARP’s Nancy LeaMond both include the phrase alongside a set of statistics, which, once deciphered, reveal a largely unknown reality: …

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Lyrics with Laura

For this special edition, I wanted to explore the intersection between music and caregiving. In doing so, I stumbled upon an organization called Musicians On Call, which brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients (and their caregivers!) in healthcare facilities. Their main premise is that all patients, families, and caregivers should have …

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