Empowered Caregiver Programs


The Empowered Caregiver is a series of programs addressing various aspects of family caregiving including financial planning, navigating community and government resources and self-care tips.

Our webinars feature Willetha King Barnette along with expert commentators. Targeted primarily at women of color (who are disproportionately impacted by unpaid caregiving responsibilities), the program is accessible to all audiences, containing information that is universally applicable to family caregiving situations.


Care Talks is a Lunch & Learn Series for family caregivers presented by family caregivers. It is offered to companies, organizations and agencies concerned about the impact of family caregiving on their workforce, members or constituents. Most people are thrown into caregiving suddenly, without orientation or training. These forty-five minute sessions describe real-world problem solving empathetically, from a hands-on caregiving perspective. It is good preparation for those who face the prospect of becoming caregivers, and provides good instruction for those already in the role.


CareCoach is IFC’s program of individualized support for family caregivers. Providing care can be rewarding, but it can also be hard. There are many responsibilities and many problems to solve. There is a lot to learn, and usually no one to help the caregiver through those critical moments when help is most needed. CareCoach provides the help that is needed when it is needed the most.

Your CareCoach is an experienced caregiver who understands caregiving stress, has been in the same situations, and can help you manage issues that may arise. CareCoach can help develop a strategy for dealing with challenges, and help walk you through the process of resolving them. CareCoach is a fellow traveler on the caregiving journey, dealing with challenges such as:

  • Understanding caregiving as a job, and how to tackle it.
  • Managing day-to-day caregiving situations.
  • Understanding how to navigate the health care system.
  • Identifying and pursuing resources.
  • Dealing with caregiving relationships.
  • Being attentive to self-care.

CareCoach assistance is available in many forms: limited in-person consultations; phone support; on-line contacts. But you are always dealing with the same person, a coach who knows your needs and is ready to lend a helping hand.


Find out how CareCoach can make your caregiving journey more effective and rewarding, with better outcomes and less stress.

All information on this site is intended for general information. All services provided by the Institute for Family Caregiving, Inc. (IFC), are intended for general information. This information is not a substitute for medical, financial or legal advice from a licensed professional. There is no warranty that this information is accurate or complete. You take full and total responsibility for what you do with this information, and any resulting outcomes from your actions.