Category: Season 6
Matthew J. Gallardo, Director of Community Engagement and Coaching, Messiah Lifeways
Matt is the Director of Community Engagement and Coaching at Messiah Lifeways. His diverse background of working in hospital and rehabilitation settings, community services, and senior housing gives him the breadth and depth of knowledge to provide unique solutions, opportunities, and help individuals proactively plan for the future.
An estimated 44 million Americans provide assistance to older adults and those with disabilities. Evidence shows that most caregivers are ill-prepared for their role and often have little or no support. More than one-third of caregivers provide intense care to others, while in poor health themselves. Caregiving is fraught with literal and figurative heavy lifting, burnout, and the feeling of being overwhelmed. Learn valuable methods to reduce stress and provide care for the caregiver!
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