Finding Support and Strength to Navigate the Caregiving Season with Rayna Neises
Watch the June 2021 episode on YouTube
Rayna Neises comes to us from the heartland of Kansas to share her experience as a former caregiver for parents with dementia. She is the author of No Regrets: Hope for Your Caregiving Season. She also hosts the podcast “A Season of Caring,” and is the publisher of “Content Magazine: Finding God in Your Caregiving Season.” Our conversation focuses on her belief that caregiving is “a season of life,” and the necessity of finding support to navigate its challenges. She offers valuable insights for caregivers who may feel overwhelmed and isolated, and emphasizes the importance of self-care and setting boundaries. Her book, podcast, and magazine offer further support for caregivers seeking to maintain their identity and find moments of respite amidst the chaos.
In this podcast, you will:
- Embrace the enlightening concept of caregiving as a pivotal life season, rather than a mere duty;
- Learn how to navigate the complex landscape of dementia care unveiling truths that may transform your understanding of caregiving;
- Acknowledge the urgent need for advanced planning and transparent conversations around personal care choices;
- Discover that faith-based support groups may offer much-needed comfort in this demanding journey
About Rayna Neises
Rayna Neises understands the joys and challenges that come from a season of caring. She helped care for both of her parents during their separate battles with Alzheimer’s over a thirty-year span. She looks back on those days now with no regrets – and she wishes the same for everyone caring for aging parents. To help others through this challenging season of life, Rayna has written No Regrets: Hope for Your Caregiving Season, a book filled with her own heart-warming stories and practical suggestions for journeying through a caregiving season. She is an ICF Associate Certified Coach with certifications in both Life and Leadership Coaching from the Professional Christian Coaching Institute. She is also the host of “A Season of Caring Podcast” and a passion speaker. Rayna lives on a farm in southeast Kansas with her husband, Ron, and small pack of adorable dogs. She is the baby of her family, but most would never guess that. A former teacher, she enjoys crafts of all kinds and spending time with her grandkids most of all.
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