Advocate for Mom and Dad

All Home Care Matters is honored to welcome a remarkable advocate for caregivers & author, Debra Hallisey as guest to the show.

Debra Hallisey is a past caregiver who lost her job due to caregiving. As a result, she founded her company Advocate for Mom and Dad. Deb writes on caregiving issues for adult children of aging parents at her website which has consistently been named one of the top 50 caregiver blogs and featured in Aging Insider.

Her caregiving insights have been featured in articles, blog posts, podcasts and video chats. As an advocate for family caregivers, she works with them to effectively communicate with their caree, other family members and the healthcare system.

Deb is the author of Your Caregiver Relationship Contract. The book, available in both English and Spanish: Su Contrato de relación como cuidador de un ser querido, is a practical, step-by-step guide for discussing relationship issues that arise between caregivers and their care partners.

She uses personal stories to illustrate how these techniques healed her relationship with her mother. And A Relationship Contract for Dementia Caregivers, which provides the reader with practical knowledge and necessary steps at each stage of the disease, to continuously adapt your practices and expectations to meet the needs of the person you care for and, more importantly, your own needs as the disease progresses.

Deb is a regional speaker for ARTIS Senior Living and has been a guest speaker and trainer for a variety of organizations including The Care Years Academy, Northwell Hospital System, The Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma and United Way.

Deb is a Certified Caregiving Consultant™, Certified Caregiving Educator, Certified Caregiving Facilitator and Certified Dementia Practitioner®.

She holds an MA in Leadership and Supervision.