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The Challenges of Being a Family Caregiver

Dr. Jacobs will focus on the following subjects: Caregiving in America, Negative, positive effects, Minimizing the strains, maximizing the gains, Coping with Covid.

Duration: 90 minutes

  • Host :

    • Sava Berhané

      Chief Product & Technology Officer

      Sava brings more than 10 years of business operations, product development, and systems integration experience to HouseWorks. As Chief Product and Technology Officer, Sava manages innovation, product development, and technology including building a robust personal care, home safety, and Dementia product and designing technology that enables Caregivers to communicate care plan information from a client’s home, case managers to respond to real-time alerts, and clients to quickly review schedules, alerts, pictures, and home activity.

      Previously, Sava was the Chief Operating Officer of Building Excellent Schools, where she was responsible for finance, operations, technology and strategy for the organization, overseeing 110 schools in 26 cities across the country. She started her career at General Electric in corporate mergers and acquisitions.

      She received her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was an editor of the Yale Journal of Regulation and her bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College. She is a recipient of the distinguished Soros Fellowship, the Boston Chamber of Commerce Pinnacle Award for Emerging Executives, and the Harvard Business School Young American Leader Award. Sava serves as a senior lecturer at Brandeis University’s International Business School and is a board member of the National Women’s Political Caucus PAC.

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  • Panel :

    • Dr. Barry J. Jacobs

      Clinical Psychologist & Family Therapist

      Dr. Barry J. Jacobs is a clinical psychologist, a family therapist and a member of AARP’s Caregiving Advisory Panel.

      His passion for enhancing support for family caregivers led him to write or cowrite dozens of articles and several books on the subject, including AARP Meditations for Caregivers: Practical, Emotional and Spiritual Support for You and Your Family and the forthcoming Love and Meaning at 50. He served as caregiver for his mother and stepfather, both of whom had dementia.

      Jacobs has appeared as a caregiving expert on Dr. Phil and given more than 600 presentations for family caregivers, community groups, and medical and mental health professionals. His areas of expertise include behavioral health integration, complex care management, enhancing family caregiver engagement and supports, team-based care, and provider wellness.

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