New Virtual Storyboard Highlights Personal Journeys of Professional Caregivers
On March 19, 2019 by Jodi Boyne
Face Aging MN has launched a new, interactive map of caregiver stories from across the state to provides seniors, families, leaders and policymakers a glimpse of local caregivers in their own communities, demonstrate the essential work and value of these rewarding careers, and inspire positive change.
“Caregiving is an honored profession and the workforce of the future,” said Gayle Kvenvold, President and CEO of LeadingAge Minnesota. “Finding high-quality caregivers and creating career pathways that rewards them for their skills, compassion and dedication to our elders is among the most important challenges we need to address. The personal stories should motivate and inspire us to rise to that challenge and do all we can to support those who serve older adults today and welcome new people to this valued, rewarding profession.”
To elevate these powerful stories of Minnesota’s professional caregivers, the Face Aging MN virtual storyboard that allows Minnesotans to view stories from caregivers in every region of the state. From Koochiching County to Ramsey County to Martin County, the stories of professional caregivers in Minnesota deserve to be known, valued and shared.
Explore the virtual story map at https://faceagingmn.org/caregiver-map/
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By 2025, one in four Minnesota adults will be age 65 or older. Minnesota will need at least 25,000 more professional caregivers over the next decade to help support our rapidly growing aging population.
Addressing our workforce challenge starts with raising awareness about the important and rewarding work of professional caregiving. Follow Face Aging MN on Facebook and Twitter to share these stories, particularly of the dedicated individuals who serve older adults in your community.
Do you know someone who has a story that needs to be told?
Face Aging MN wants to share more stories about the people who have made their calling a career. We welcome stories from all positions in all settings – nursing homes, assisted living, adult day and home care. Contact Jodi Boyne at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.