What’s Beeping? A Nursing Podcast

Millennial Caregiver: Nurse Edition

January 27, 2021

How many nurses also assume the role of caregiver to a close friend or family member?

Does anyone else also feel this unexplainable guilt?

What does it mean to be an essential caregiver in longterm care during a pandemic?


In this episode, Maija shares her story of being a caregiver and a nurse at the same time. She recalls the challenges and lasting memories of an unchartered diagnosis and prognosis with her mother while navigating the healthcare system. Bre and Maija also discuss the issues surrounding long term care homes within Ontario that have been amplified during the current pandemic — staffing, application process and stigma. Caregivers are essential members of the healthcare team but what happens when nurses also care for family members? Let’s open the conversation about this under represented role.


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Caregiver Resources Mentioned


The 2nd annual Spotlight on Caregivers Report 

Care Counts Stats Canada 2018 document 

Working Daughter Podcast 

Young Caregiver’s Association 


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