Tips for the Transition | The Career Roadmap

Navigating Life Transitions: Caring for Aging Parents with Kim & Mike Barnes

February 22, 2023 María Tomás-Keegan Season 6 Episode 207
Tips for the Transition | The Career Roadmap
Navigating Life Transitions: Caring for Aging Parents with Kim & Mike Barnes
Show Notes

Life transitions can affect our careers in many ways, but few are as challenging as caring for aging parents while managing a responsible corporate position. Many of us may be facing this challenge now or will be soon.

In this episode, I chat with Kim & Mike Barnes, award-winning journalists with more than 30 years of experience in TV. While their two kids are recent college graduates, they are currently caring for parents in their 80s, including Mike’s mother, who has advanced Alzheimer’s, and Kim’s single mother, who faces different challenges.

Drawing on their personal and professional experiences, Kim & Mike recognized a need for advice and resources for adult children in similar situations. So, in 2021, they launched Parenting Aging Parents to provide caregivers with content, connection, and community. Their goal is to ensure that no one feels alone during this challenging time and has the information and resources needed to navigate this stage of life.

This episode explores their journey and discusses adult children’s common challenges when caring for aging parents. In addition, Kim & Mike offer valuable advice and resources for those in a similar situation, such as finding the proper care for your loved ones, balancing work with caregiving responsibilities, and self-care.

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