Live chat with expert: Lisa Winstel

November is National Family Caregivers Month – a time to recognize all that family caregivers do to keep loved ones healthy, safe and engaged. Did you know there are 53 million unpaid family caregivers in the U.S. and 61 percent of these caregivers are balancing the demands of caregiving and working? Many family caregivers experience financial strain, chronic health conditions and higher levels of stress than adults not in a caregiving role.

Join Home Instead gerontologist and caregiver advocate, Lakelyn Hogan, along with Lisa Winstel, Chief Operating Officer of Caregiver Action Network (CAN) to recognize and honor the selflessness of family caregivers and for an open discussion on what it means to be a family caregiver during a crisis like a global pandemic. Explore and learn:

  • The new realities that caregivers face during times of uncertainty
  • Resources to make caregiving a little easier during crisis
  • Tips to help plan ahead for short and long-term care needs
  • Self-care tips to keep family caregivers healthy

About the expert

Lisa Winstel
Lisa Winstel is the Chief Operating Officer of Caregiver Action Network (CAN), a non-profit organization providing education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers across the country free of charge. Lisa brings her personal experiences as a sandwich generation caregiver to her role at CAN, having been her mother’s caregiver during a battle with a rare cancer and most recently providing hospice care at home for her father during the pandemic. She has 25 years’ experience as a non-profit executive having served as the chief executive for five different non-profits throughout her career.

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