The Caregiver Experience From a Personal OTA Perspective

The OT Flourish Podcast

10-12-2019 • 48 mins

Caregiving is hard.

Listen to the personal story Katherine Ayala OTA, shares about being a caregiver to both her mother and father while finishing up occupational therapy school. Stories like hers give us, as healthcare professionals, a perspective to help us love, forgive, strive and be the best we can be.

A special thank you to Katherine for sharing her story.

→ 3 Key Takeaways

  1. Caregiving is a hard role, especially when it isn't a role you have planned.
  2. "Balance" is more than difficult to achieve and having family support helps.
  3. Caregiving can change (strengthen and/or stress) family dynamics.


23 popular online and in-person caregiver support groups to share with caregivers

Caring for Yourself or Other Caregivers

Additional information on how to talk to caregivers to help with carrying out recommendations

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