Love and Relationships

Guide for Gay Living

Jim Duke

Guide for Gay Living – The Gay Caregiver

For Michael Bloom of Bloom Coaching and Performance LLC, the challenges of caregiving hit home when he found himself caring for both of his elderly parents and are reflected in his book “The Accidental Caregiver’s Survival Guide.” From his knowledge and experience he has developed valuable insights into the role of caregiving, specifically as it affects gay men and women. We find ourselves as helpers for our parents, friends and loved ones, the nurturers who step in to relieve others of the mundane tasks of life and to be there when life is ending. What special challenges face gay men and women who take on the role? Who takes care of the caregivers? What is the difference between caregiving towards recovery versus adaptation to a new state? How can we as caregivers serve best as advocates for those we care about? Join Jim Duke for this interview about the challenges and triumphs experienced by those who give care.