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-PBS-TV Special Stuck in the Middle: caring for Mom and Dad
-3 Award winning books, workbook, and DVD
-Featured in the book Finding Speaking Success
-Featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, AARP, Business First and more
-Interviewed on CNN, NPR, FOX, NBC, CBS and more
-Robert Wood Johnson researcher at Case Western Reserve Medical School
-Raised millions of dollars for non-profits such as Habitat for Humanity
Barbara McVicker, eldercare expert, national speaker and author, and host of Stuck in the Middle, a public television pledge special, knows firsthand the benefits and challenges of being a caregiver. Widely sought after, Barbara’s commentary is frequently featured by local and national media organizations including CNN, NPR, NBC, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today.
For 10 years, Barbara looked after her aging parents while raising two children and struggling to maintain her career as a high-level development director. She mirrored the typical caregiver in the United States – mid-forties, married and employed. Overwhelmed and feeling isolated, she eventually quit her job to care for her parents full time.
It was this decade-long struggle that inspired her to write her first book, Stuck in the Middle: Shared Stories and Tips for Caregiving Your Elderly Parents. Since then, she has written, Before Things Fall Apart: Preparing to Care for Mom and Dad and the companion workbook, Before Things Fall Apart: The Essential Workbook on Caring for Mom and Dad.
As an elder care expert and corporate consultant, she works with healthcare professionals, caregivers, financial institutions, human resource work-life balance departments, and Fortune 500 companies such as Anthem, Nationwide Insurance, Ameriprise, Met Life and many more.
Barbara offers emotional support and essential information to adult caregivers through keynote speeches, lunch and learns, webinars, workshops and corporate training. She shares key information on caring for elderly parents, addressing the emotional, financial, medical and housing aspects of caregiving, and directs employees to resources to balance work and home life.
Her resume includes being a Robert Wood Johnson researcher at Case Western Reserve Medical School, and more recently raising millions of dollars for nonprofit organizations such as Habitat for Humanity. Barbara’s degrees and graduate courses are from Wittenberg University, University of Vienna (Austria) and Case Western Reserve University.
In her free time, Barbara is an avid traveler and has visited allseven continents. She enjoys SCUBA diving and is an aspiring pilot. She is the mother of two grown children, and resides in Columbus, Ohio, with her husband Bob.
For more information on Barbara McVicker, her speaking engagements, books, and DVDs, please visit www.BarbaraMcVicker.com
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Barbara McVicker’s very successful national Public Television Special Stuck in the Middle: caring for Mom and Dad and 3 books have made her an acclaimed eldercare expert. Her lively, engaging, and empowering presentations focus on caregivers, financial/ sales advisers, and HR managers. She’s been featured in most national media outlets.www.BarbaraMcVicker.com