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A Caregiver's Perspective

Breeda Helps Caregivers Carry On

If your organization serves Baby Boomers - especially those in the Sandwich Generation, you know that many are freaked out about caregiving.  Whether it's caring for their own parents or spouses or worrying about their own care.

I Was An Accidental Caregiver

I was my mother's caregiver for many years - including hospice care in my home. I had no training, no experience. I didn't know what I didn't know.  All I knew was that I loved my mother.

I wasn't prepared to deal with the exhaustion, frustration, and isolation I experienced as a family caregiver. I was shocked by the sense of isolation and loneliness I experienced. That's why I wrote The Caregiver Coffeebreak and I speak to groups to help Caregivers Carry On.

I Help You Help Them.

Understanding and working with caregivers is a huge challenge for professional advisors.  Right now, there are 45 million caregivers in the United States.  The number is only increasing and the role of caregiving impacts financial decisions, physical and mental health and careers.

How Can I Help You?

Providing supportive services to caregivers requires an understanding of their stresses and their needs. I help professionals learn by providing an engaging and impactful program filled with tactics and stories that will help your organization work with and support family caregivers.

Caregivers Are Everywhere

Caregiving impacts organizations more than they realize.  Understanding the issues and finding solutions can make all the difference in the world.

 

Three programs. Three audiences. 

 

Understanding and Supporting Caregivers for Professional Advisors

Designed for Financial, Legal and Insurance Advisors

Finding the right solution to your client's needs means understanding the mindset and challenges that they are facing.  Caregivers are not only dealing with day-to-day responsibilities, but they are also managing their own physical and mental health, financial decisions, and careers.  My program creates an awareness and appreciation of the reality of these circumstances to help you serve your clients more effectively.

 

Take a Break Before You Break – Self Care For Caregivers

Designed for family caregiver events

Caregivers are the worst at taking care of themselves.  Everyone and everything comes first.  At the end of the day, caregivers are burned out, stressed out, frustrated, and exhausted.  Through the power of story, Breeda Miller helps caregivers commit to taking care of themselves and in turn, take better care of those in their care.  Interactive, engaging and heartwarming this 45-minute program is a break in itself.

My motto, "Take a break, BEFORE you break" is just what the doctor ordered.

 

The Caregiver Coffeebreak at Work

Designed for Employee Assistance Programs

Balancing a career while being a family caregiver is a huge issue for millions of Americans.  For employers, it the need to retain skilled professionals during this stressful time. For employees, the challenges can create disruption across organizations.  Breeda Miller provides employers with a program that offers employees an opportunity to learn coping strategies and discover resources to allow them to be at their best and remain a productive team member.  Engaging, interactive and memorable, this program helps reinforce a mindset of cooperation and support.

Book Breeda to speak at your next event

To get in touch with Breeda Miller about speaking at your upcoming event:

Legal and Financial Advisors seeking to support clients concerned about caregiving roles

Insurance Organizations seeking to provide helpful and entertaining programming for conference attendees

HR professionals seeking to provide a fun and practical presentation to support caregiving EAP programs.   Caregiver Coffeebreak AT WORK book coming soon!

Organizations supporting adults who care for their aging parents and/or spouses at conferences or retreats.

Call: (734) 428-0847
Email: [email protected]

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Breeda with Time Saving Shortcuts for Caregivers

Essential Guide to Caregiving

Breeda Miller was recently featured in the national publication The Essential Guide to Caregiving, Centennial Media, 2018.

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