A Few 2021 Milestones —   and Enduring Hopes for 2022!

Jan 17th, 2022 Community Support, Military Caregiver Experiences Precious Goodson, EdD 6 min read

As 2021 recedes into the past, I would like to wish all readers, including caregivers, nonprofits, and community members, a safe, healthy, joyful, and productive New Year! As I reflect on the past year for caregivers, I want to provide the readers of this blog with a very brief recap of some prominent news items and milestones. While much of the last two years has…

Careers for Caregivers

Oct 27th, 2021 Caregiver Precious Goodson, EdD 3 min read

After resigning from a ten-year teaching career to care for my spouse, I did not know where I would end up and felt my time, money, and past efforts that I invested in my career did not matter. I had little hope for the future. Little did I know that a new chapter of my life was beginning. Through much persistence, prayer, and hard work,…

Adjusting as a Military Caregiver

Mar 17th, 2021 Military Caregiver Experiences Precious Goodson, EdD 4 min read

My husband and I are ten-years post-injury. Ten years ago, he returned from Afghanistan injured. When he returned, and I learned of his injuries, the trajectory of my life changed, and my life turned upside down in an instant. From the time his treatments started, I hoped that things would get better and we would progressively move forward toward his recovery. That did not happen….

Military Caregiver Respite Relief

Oct 25th, 2020 Couples, Self Care Precious Goodson, EdD 5 min read

Over 5.5 million individuals support a wounded, ill, or injured service member or veteran. According to a RAND study conducted in 2014 – today, that number has increased and only shows the large population that supports our wounded today. As a military caregiver, I can personally attest to the enormous gap that is missing from my emotional, physical, and social support. That has been that way since…

Effects of COVID-19

Apr 22nd, 2020 Community Support, Self Care Precious Goodson, EdD 3 min read

HOW THIS PANDEMIC HAS CHANGED LIVES Most lives have been drastically changed since the COVID-19 pandemic started. For instance: 95% of our food is now delivered. We are asked to shelter in place by remaining in our home most of the time. We are asked to be careful to wipe down everything we touch. We hurry and grab essential items (such as toilet paper) whenever it becomes…

A “Clean” Way to Start 2020!

Jan 21st, 2020 Caregiver, Self Care Precious Goodson, EdD 10 min read

Happy New Year to you all! I hope your holidays were special, and that you were able to have quality time with your family and friends! Thanks for your patience during my silence, as I took the time to refresh over the holiday season! Note: Juice cleanses can be good for you, but you must always check with your doctor first. Since I am approaching an…

Looking Forward: American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) Conference November 3-8, 2019, Chicago, IL

Nov 4th, 2019 Caregiver Training, Conferences Precious Goodson, EdD 3 min read

Over 5.5 million caregivers in America provide support to an injured, ill, or wounded service member or veteran. Among that number are many people who care for those with psychological and cognitive injuries obtained during military deployment. As a caregiver to a veteran diagnosed with multiple physical, cognitive, and mental conditions that include severe and Chronic Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury, I am among that…

Blog Talk Radio Show: Military Caregivers – War Changes Lives

Sep 18th, 2019 Caregiver, Caregiver Dole Fellow: Elizabeth Dole Foundation Precious Goodson, EdD 1 min read

About a week ago, I informed you all of my official invitation to interview with Dave the Caregiver, on his blog talk radio show. I am excited to share that this interview’s recording is available! Thank you Dave Nassaney of The Caregiver’s Caregiver, for this wonderful opportunity to share my story with your audience! I am humbled and grateful to share that this interview will soon…

Review: Caregiver Planners

Jul 4th, 2019 Caregiver, Resources Precious Goodson, EdD 4 min read

Tara Ross Reams is a mom, graphic designer and provides care to a wounded veteran. She reached out to us through our blog’s contact page and asked that we review the caregiver planners she sells on Etsy that are designed to make life easier for caregivers. Tara Ross Reams designs planners for 1) daily care for tracking glucose and blood pressure, 2) organizational lists for doctor/specialist…

Self-Care: How Caregivers Can Make Themselves A Priority

May 7th, 2019 Caregiver, Self Care Precious Goodson, EdD 6 min read

Photo via Pixabay by Engin_Akyurt As a caregiver, I know first-hand how caring for another person can be exhausting. It has been a struggle for me to give myself proper time and care. Bradley Davis has agreed to write a blog to offer tips to this blog’s audience on self-care. I have found these to be very helpful and practical to apply and hope these…

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