WAGS of SCI: The Podcast
WAGS of SCI: The Podcast
WAGS of SCI: The Podcast - Ep. 24 - SCI Awareness Month: Caregivers Issues + Advocacy

Join hosts Brooke and Elena for an informative discussion about the current issues they’re facing and the awareness pieces they’re doing for SCI Awareness Month surrounding caregivers. Learn about the main issues behind unpaid caregiving, and what stands in their way for the WAGS of SCI advocacy efforts.

The women discuss their personal views on unpaid care, and why it should matter to EVERYONE, not just the SCI community. Learn about the challenges unpaid caregivers face, especially when it comes to being able to marry their disabled partners. WAGS face a loss of caregiving income, debilitating financial stress, loss of their partners health benefits and more – JUST because they get married. This is an international issue everywhere but Finland it seems….

Finally, the hosts discuss the next steps in moving forward and how they’re making changes one step at a time. How will YOU help in your own way to change outdated policies and ideas around unpaid spousal Caregivers?

This episode is sponsored by Wishart Brain and Spine Law. Robyn Wishart and her team work tirelessly to advocate for those with complex Spinal Cord Injuries and TBI’s to ensure you live your life, and not your claim. Robyn and her team are official legal advocates for the WAGS of SCI community, and work behind the scenes to make sure your legal rights are always in the forefront. To learn more visit https://brainandspinelaw.com and your first consultation is always free. Don’t forget to tell Robyn the WAGS of SCI sent you!

This episode is brought to you in part by Megan Williamson, SCI Fitness Coach and owner of Ocean Insider Club, a virtual training club exclusively for Spinal Cord Injury clients that can be done from anywhere, anytime. Visit https://oceanrehabandfitness.com/ocean-insider-club/ to learn more and sign up!