Thursday, July 24, 2008

On NPR: Championing The Caregiver's Cause

Excellent segment on NPR, Fresh Air. Terry Gross interviewed Carol Levine about being the primary caretaker for her husband in a piece called, "Carol Levine, Championing the Caregiver's Cause."

"For 17 years, home health-care advocate Carol Levine never truly left her job. Levine spent her work days at the United Hospital Fund, focusing on the needs of family caregivers. When she came home, she devoted her time to caring for her housebound husband, who was seriously injured in a car accident in 1990.

In 2007, Levine's husband died. It was, she tells Terry Gross, as if she had lost her husband twice: once in the accident, and then once again when he actually died."

Levine also edited the book Always On Call: When Illness Turns Families Into Caregivers.

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