Constance’s Story: Building Better Caregivers® Gave Me the Opportunity to Live Again

Constance cares for her husband with PTSD and a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). She was struggling on a daily basis and didn’t know if she could go on. Then she reached out to Building Better Caregivers. She found connection, support and learned to live again with support from the Building Better Caregivers 6-week online workshop.“Before […]

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Renee’s Story: Building Better Caregivers® Gave Me the Opportunity to Talk to Others Who Understood

Renee cares for her husband with PTSD. Before participating in Building Better Caregivers (BBC), she never took time for herself. ​​”Through the program I learned I’m not good to anyone else unless I’m good to me. BBC gave me the resources to help manage my stress and take care of my husband. It saved our […]

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BBC Caregiver Stories: The Case For Caregiver Peer Support

Building Better Caregivers® (BBC) participants often discover they’re not alone in facing the challenges of caregiving. The nature of around-the-clock caregiving can take a toll on the health of family caregivers, impacting their caregiving capacity, and even sending them to the hospital.  Employers, health plans, and families are impacted by the increase in healthcare costs […]

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Paula’s Story: Finding Time For Herself

November is National Family Caregivers Month in honor of all that caregivers do. But despite caregiving around the clock, caregivers are so much more. Building Better Caregivers®(BBC) graduate Paula cares for her husband, a Vietnam Vet with diabetes, Parkinson’s, heart disease and dementia. Before taking BBC, Paula had no time for herself. After the workshop, her […]

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Diane’s Story: Becoming A Better Caregiver

Diane looked forward to retiring when her husband retired, imagining they would enjoy a life of traveling together. Her husband’s unexpected diagnosis changed their plans however, but it didn’t throw a wrench in them. Find out how she approaches caregiving for her husband after taking the Building Better Caregivers® (BBC) 6-week online workshop. Watch How Diane Became a Better […]

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Mary’s Story: Participant of Building Better Caregivers®

Mary, Caregiver for her son, shares how the Building Better Caregivers® online workshop helped her better manage the challenges of caregiving for her Veteran. See how support from Caregivers and trained leaders in the BBC workshop helped her take time for herself, and make progress on her path to  wellness for her Vet.

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Interview with BCBH & BBC Facilitator Maria Pfeiffer

By Carrie Pittman   Maria Pfeiffer was a student studying behavior change models including the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) when she was unexpectedly diagnosed with a chronic condition. The intersection of her life’s work and her personal life was illuminated by the benefits of peer support — the very foundation of her studies.   […]

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Building Better Caregivers ® – Barbara’s Story

Barbara, a full-time Caretaker for her husband with a cognitive impairment, learned how to be a better Caregiver after taking the Building Better Caregivers® 6-week online workshop. Resources, new techniques improving communication, and support from other Caregivers helped her to better manage her emotional and physical health.

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Beth’s Story: Sharing with Others Made Me Feel Good

OEBB Moda member Beth shares how the Better Choices, Better Health® (BCBH) online workshop has helped her better manage her chronic conditions through sharing with others in the program. “This program approaches participants from the heart. I appreciated the support of the facilitators. I enjoyed hearing others share their challenges, as it was comforting to […]

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Building Better Caregivers® Helps Idena

Idena is a Caregiver for her husband, a Vietnam Vet. They struggled to communicate, and went through periods where he simply didn’t want to talk. She would get frustrated when he spoke of the war, because in her mind, it’s long over. But she kept trying; kept building her fortitude and resilience. She even moved […]

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