Dannelle LeBlanc, Certified SENIOR ADVISOR & CareGiving Consultant

Dannelle LeBlanc, Certified SENIOR ADVISOR & CareGiving Consultant

Dannelle LeBlanc, Certified SENIOR ADVISOR & CareGiving Consultant Dannelle LeBlanc, Certified SENIOR ADVISOR & CareGiving Consultant
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COVID-19 CAREGIVING RESOURCES

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Caregiving in Unprecedented Times

The COVID-19 pandemic presents challenges that require collective determination and cooperation to overcome. To respond effectively, it's critical to follow the guidelines of health care experts. 


As communities mobilize to fill the gap in resources for healthcare professionals, family caregivers are simultaneously challenged to find and mobilize resources needed to care for older, chronically ill, or disabled family members. 


The following links include national resources as well as information specific to North Texas. 

CDC.gov

North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging

Resources, Information and Community Meetings serving adults age 60 or older and their caregivers in the following counties:
Collin, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro,  Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, and Wise

Facebook: facebook.com/northcentraltexasaaa/
Website: nctcog.org/aging-services

Dallas Area Agency on Aging

Resources, Information and Community Meetings serving adults age 60 or older and their caregivers in Dallas county:

Website:
ccadvance.org/ 

Tarrant Area Agency on Aging

Resources, Information and Community Meetings serving adults age 60 or older and their caregivers in Tarrant county:  


Facebook: facebook.com/UWTarrant/ 

Website: unitedwaytarrant.org/aaatc/

Transitions of Care: Planning for a Family Member's Discharge or Change in Health Care Environment

For FAMILY CAREGIVERS:

caregivertransitions.com/healthcare-encounters


For HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS and RELATED SERVICES:

We're committed to assisting both healthcare professionals and family caregivers impacted by COVID-19 in North Texas. 


CareGiver Transitions can help make a difference by supporting discharge planning for North Texas families. Contact us for details. Email: Dannelle@CareGiverTransitions.com

More COVID-19 information and tips

The Dallas Morning News

Caregiving Community Guide for North Texas Family Caregivers

Although published prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Caregiving Community Guide is a free, comprehensive directory of Caregiving Resources customized for 12 North Texas counties (select your county to subscribe).

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WELCOME

Thank you for stopping by!

  

Welcome to CareGiver Transitions. It’s an honor to be a part of an incredible community of people who care for an aging or chronically ill family member or friend.  
 

We are daughters, sons, spouses, parents, grandchildren, and friends committed to doing our best. We are the foundation of our health care system, providing an estimated $35 billion in care annually here in Texas (estimated over $470 billion nationally). 


Most of us don't start out calling ourselves "family caregivers". We care because we love, or perhaps due to family obligation. We may begin by "just helping out", or due to a medical crisis.


Before we know it, we can be overwhelmed by the responsibilities and stress of managing a family member's personal, medical, home, legal, financial, and social care needs.


Caregiving can be an isolating experience, and yet 3.4 million Texans (and 40+ million people across the U.S.) are impacted by it's challenges. 


We do our best to adjust to the impact on our physical, emotional, workplace, and financial well being, but we need real help.  According to a 2017 report by Embracing Carers, the majority of family caregivers do not feel supported or valued by their community. 


CareGiver Transitions helps connect family caregivers, businesses and community organizations to support, resources, and information to sustain caregiving.


We thank you for the care you give.


Learn more HERE

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CELEBRATING NORTH TEXAS FAMILY CAREGIVERS

Tammy's Story

Tammy's Story

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 In recognition of National Family Caregivers Month, we’re honored to share stories of endurance, hope, and extraordinary care from family caregivers across North Texas!

  

This special series features individuals who live and breathe the daily joys and challenges of caring for a family member due to aging, chronic illness or differences in ability. Be inspired by their endurance, hope, and extraordinary care.

Tammy's Story

Tammy's Story

Tammy's Story

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The sacrifices we make in our personal lives to care for aging parents is exemplified by Tammy, who essentially runs her own assisted living residence for family members. 


Tammy's heart for service has extended to helping others through a support group at her church, and other faith based community activities.

  

Watch Tammy's story here.

Kylie's Story

Tammy's Story

Martha's Story

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As a licensed clinical therapist, the physical and emotional toll of caring for a newborn with critical care needs as well as acutely ill parents was no less overwhelming for Kylie.


Through her journey she learned techniques and skills to help others through the challenges of both family and professional caregiving.


Watch Kylie's story here

Martha's Story

Martha's Story

Martha's Story

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It's been a tough road to find peace for Martha, who cares for her husband with frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) and  amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS – Lou Gehrig’s disease). 


Hear how she fought to find a diagnosis, and how she learned to empower herself in her caregiving journey. 

  

Watch Martha's story here.

Wilma's Story

Martha's Story

Wilma's Story

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Wilma cares for both her mom and husband, while also working outside the home. In spite of every effort to be and do it all, she began to burn out from the stress of around the clock care.


Watch Wilma's story of perseverance, love, and hope.

  

Watch Wilma’s story here.

Nancy's Story

Martha's Story

Wilma's Story

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When Nancy, a physical therapist, began caring for her mom with white matter disease, she never expected the journey to become a marathon.


Through 8 years of caregiving, she’s learned the profound grief of watching her mother’s decline could not keep her from finding joy.

Watch Nancy’s story of endurance, and the wisdom of letting go.

  

Watch Nancy's story here.

4th ANNUAL NATIONAL CAREGIVING CONFERENCE

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 The National Caregiving Conference was an incredibly empowering, informative, and fun experience! It was wonderful to be in the company of so many compassionate, determined, beautiful souls.  

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  If unable to attend, session packages are now available here: 

caregiving.com/store/#!/NCC19-Session-Recordings/p/158145059  

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 Thank you to all the participants, presenters, sponsors, and Caregiving.com founder Denise Brown for your amazing work!  

The GOOD DAYS EXCHANGE

What is Good Days Patient Assistance?

What is Good Days Patient Assistance?

What is Good Days Patient Assistance?

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Good Days Patient Assistance programs provide financial help for people who battle a chronic illness or life-altering condition.


Clients not only receive help with many of the financial costs of care, but also connections to resources and community partners for additional support.


Learn more about Good Days Patient Assistance programs in support of people battling a chronic or life-altering illness, and their caregivers here.

The Exchange

What is Good Days Patient Assistance?

What is Good Days Patient Assistance?

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 Executive Director of Good Days Clorinda Walley interviews Peyton Manning.
 

The 2019 Good Days Exchange brings awareness and celebrates those who work in relentless support to address the impact of chronic illness.

Inspired Stories

What is Good Days Patient Assistance?

Inspired Stories

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 The Exchange welcomed guests from across the country, including those who have received life saving help from Good Days assistance programs.


 Jake Olson, Courtney Clark, Naomi Judd, and keynote Peyton Manning each shared their inspiring story overcoming a chronic or life-altering condition.


Our congratulations and heartful thanks to Clorinda Walley and her amazing team! 

June 5, 2019: The 6 Stages of Caregiving

Hosted by: Caregiving Heroes of First UMC Coppell

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Join us for a presentation of The Six Stages of Caregiving on Wednesday, June 5 at 7 p.m. (Room 306) at the First United Methodist Church Coppell.


The Six Stages of Caregiving is an innovative concept developed by family caregiving expert Denise M. Brown. 


As we move through each stage, our role and relationship with our caree changes. We can better adjust to the stress and challenges of providing care when we understand our changing roles and purpose.


Many thanks to Caregiving Heroes for your support of family caregivers in the community!


RSVP Contact: Marilyn Horton, marhorton@gmail.com, 972-393-1304


Details here:

https://www.fumccoppell.org/2019/guest-speaker-for-june-caregiving-heroes-meeting/

Inaugural Regional Caregiving Conference Southwest

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Thank you to all who joined us for the Inaugural Regional Caregiving Conference Southwest in  Wimberley, Texas!


Attendees participated in educational and inspired caregiving sessions throughout the day, and  had the following to say about the conference:

 

"Emotionally and  intellectually supportive, meaningful. Insightful. Encouraging and  spiritually enlightening. Filled with practical ideas and delicious  food! Thanks!" - Diane 


"Thank you so much for  putting this seminar on for us caregivers. What an incredible source of  information and encouragement. For bringing such solid and informed  speakers, many of them walking the same or similar  caregiving roles." - Gail


"Outstanding!!  Motivating! Great learning experience. Eye-opening content. Well  organized, excellent food, good networking opportunity. Thank you!!" -  Rosa 

  

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We are so grateful to all of our exhibitors, volunteers, and sponsors including American Advisors Group (AAG), TBI Warrior Foundation and Alexis Point Senior Living. 


A special thanks to our host, caregiving expert Denise M. Brown and founder of Caregiving.com. For information about the 4th Annual National Caregiving Conference visit here.

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Conference highlights included keynote speaker Bruce McIntyre, who delivered his presentation "Thrive Anyway: 12 Lessons After 12 Years of Chronic Illness and Caregiving." 


As part of our full day of caregiving sessions, attendees enjoyed a fantastic presentation from local expert Martha Fiddes with North Texas Qi Gong (featured above).


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It was an honor for Caregiver Transitions to serve as co-host and organizer. Many thanks to all!

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COVID-19 Support


We're committed to assisting both healthcare professionals and family caregivers impacted by covid-19 in North Texas. 


CareGiver Transitions can help make a difference by supporting discharge planning for North Texas families. Contact us for details. Email: Dannelle@CareGiverTransitions.com

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CareGiver Transitions offers practical and purposeful tools for Senior Care Professionals, Human Resources, and others concerned with the impact of caregiving in our society at large. 


CE credits are available for eligible care professionals. 


Contact us for more information about our seminars, workshops, or speaking engagements. 

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Mckinney, Texas 75071, United States

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