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KPAY News Talk Radio 93.9 features Keeping it REAL Caregiving
June 14, 2021


KPAY news talk radio 93.9 -live – ON-AIR Monday, June 14, 2021.

Morning radio host and DJ Scott Michaels talks with Julia about the motivation behind creating Keeping it REAL Caregiving and discusses the live-stream web event hosted by PASSAGES: The Accidental Caregiver, Wednesday June 16, 2021.

You can listen to the full interview here.

Caregivers to elderly parents


Scott and Julia talk about what it means to be a family caregivers to an elderly parent.

And, Scott shares that his family is also caring for his elderly father. We learn his concerns and growing awareness about what it takes for his sister to care for their father.

Julia also shares with viewers her goal of working for increased advocacy within the family caregiving field. The two veteran broadcasters share with listeners some of the challenges faced including:

  • working full-time and juggling the demands of caregiving
  • sharing duties between siblings
  • and how to get the best possible help when you live in different states

During this interview, you will also learn some of the behind-the-scenes realities faced by KIRC creator Julia Yarbough, such as taking emergency calls from her mothers’ caregivers while in the middle of a news broadcast.

Many viewers never had any idea that was taking place. Michaels and Yarbough also talk about the importance of a having a supportive employer.

You can catch Scott Michaels weekday mornings on KPAY News Talk Radio 93.9, broadcasting from Chico, Butte County in Northern California.