X Adds Elder Care Expert Carole Bursack to Staff

Thursday, June 19, 2008 General News J E 4
NAPLES, Fla., June 19, the online communityfor caregivers, today announced that elder care author, columnist and speakerCarol Bradley-Bursack has joined the staff and will serve as the moderator forAgingCare's community.

The community portion of the website is where caregivers connect withothers in similar situations and provide mutual support, using discussionboards. Publisher Joe Buckheit said, "We are delighted that Carol has joinedus. She has a compassion for caregivers that comes from her personalexperience caring for her own family members. She will be a great resource forour members."

For more than 20 years, Bursack cared for six family members and aneighbor. She is the author of "Minding Our Elders: Caregivers Share TheirPersonal Stories." The book is used as a college text for gerontology andnursing home administration classes. Her elder care newspaper column, "MindingOur Elders," runs weekly in print and on-line. Bursack has been interviewed onmany national radio shows, including "Mr. Eldercare," "Today's Author," and"The Ron Ross Show." Bursack is a member of AARP, Children of Aging Parents,National Caregivers Advisory Panel, the National Family CaregiversAssociation, National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals, theNational Association of Baby Boomer Women and the National Association ofWomen Writers. As an expert in her field, she is featured in Montclair's Who'sWho in Heath and has written hundreds of articles for national publications.

"Isolation is one of the key negative feelings family caregiversexperience," Bursack says. "The AgingCare forum has attracted a passionategroup of caregivers determined to break that isolation. hasdeveloped a following that keeps growing as caregivers discover they have aplace to go for non-judgmental support. Forum participants know I'm one ofthem, and that chances are good I've been through a version of what they aregoing through. Because of this, I hope add to the trust that people alreadyfeel on the site, and to put a human face on the forum."

Bursack's screen name is MindOurElders. Find her by clicking the Communitylink.

About provides an empathetic community in which caregivers canexchange advice, ideas and emotional support. The site editors bring togetherthe most relevant information on the critical issues associated withcaregiving while providing easy and direct access to answers. For moreinformation, visit or call 239-594-3200.



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