Christopher MacLellan and the Whole Care Network

Christopher MacLellan and The Whole Care Network

You Might Know Me As The Bow Tie Guy - "Wearing a bow tie is like wearing two smiles"

Born and raised in St. Louis, MO., I have five older siblings, 25 nieces and nephews, and over 40 great-nieces and nephews who call me the F.U...Favorite Uncle! Now what were you thinking?

I am confident I got my 'care-gene' from my siblings who always demonstrated to me what Love, Care and Commitment is all about.

I've been wearing bow ties since my 40th birthday, so if my math is correct, I am entering my 25th year sporting the bow tie look.

And... I love to podcast!

When people ask me "why did you create the Whole Care Network"... I always come back to our caregiving experience and how fortunate I was to find resources that helped me and my partner Richard Schiffer manage our caregiving journey.  Every caregiver has a story and through our stories, we find validation, resources and respite to help manage our caregiving day.

We were fortunate to have our story chronicled in a 2015 Pulitzer Prize-nominated 3-part story “In Sickness and In Health: A Couple’s Final Journey” which told our journey of caregiving.  The story told of the challenges LGBT partners have in dealing with the medical and legal system, but it also told of the love and joy my partner Richard's last years had on our relationship.

Our story has been read by over 500,000 people world-wide since it was published in April of 2014.  One of the reasons our story was so successful was because readers could place themselves in our shoes; dealing with the health care system, the legal system, balancing work and life, while facing the reality our time together was short.  It was an afterthought that the story just happened to be about two men.

When it comes to caregiving, there are no economic boundaries, no racial boundaries, no gender boundaries and no orientation boundaries.  Caregiving impacts everyone, and it is through story sharing where diversity meets the road to collaborate on a common cause. And our common cause is to support caregivers before, during and after caregiving has ended.

The Whole Care Network is a robust collection of individuals, teams, and organizations with personal stories and resources to share. As a byproduct of this sharing, we tap into the breadth of valuable perspectives from a diverse group of show hosts and guests. They share their experiences and offer further support and guidance because we believe the best information and referrals come from the stories we share.

At the heart of The Whole Care Network is the valuable information shared through podcasting. Podcasts are easy-to-consume media and becoming more mainstream every day in which news and information are disseminated throughout a variety of outlets.

Our Whole Care Network's 4 Pillars of Care makes it easy for visitors, care partners, collaborators, and WCN - Fluencers to search our Podcasts, Blogs, and Videos for the  Validation you need, the Resources you seek, and the Respite care you want to help you balance your 4 Pillars of Care.  Thank You for listening to the Whole Care Network!

All Home Care Matters Board Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide those needing care, their families, and caregivers with quality resources to guide them on their care journeys and to let them know that they are not alone.

Awards and Memberships

All Home Care Matters is sponsored by Enriched Life Home Care Services - an award-winning home care company that has been serving families and communities throughout Southeastern Michigan since 2013.

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