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Part of the Empowering Professionals in Aging series Presented by Home Instead, an Honor Company.

Among the tens of millions of family caregivers, about 12% of them are caring for an ill or disabled spouse or partner. Elements of caring for a spouse or partner differ from other types of caregiving relationships. On average, spousal caregivers provide more hours of caregiving, do more intense care-related tasks and do it all with less assistance compared to other types of caregivers. Professionals who understand the nuances of spousal caregiving can be better positioned to help these individuals.

Participants in this webinar will be able to:

  • Learn about the prevalence and characteristics of spousal caregivers
  • Understand the challenges unique to spousal caregivers
  • Discover support and resources for spousal caregivers


Lakelyn EichenbergerLakelyn Eichenberger, PhD, is a gerontologist and caregiver advocate at Home Instead. She educates professionals in aging, families and communities on the unique challenges that older adults face and the resources available to help them thrive. Hogan has worked in the private and public sectors of senior care services and has spoken at national and international conferences on caregiving and aging, plus serves as a resource to the media. She is a board member of the National Alliance for Caregiving, board chair for the Dreamweaver Foundation and vice chair of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Dementia Care Provider Roundtable.



Laurel WittmanLaurel Wittman is president of the Well Spouse Association, having joined as a member in 2014, and joined its board of directors in 2020 with a particular interest in reaching younger well spouses like herself. She co-facilitates its Younger Well Spouse support group. Wittman has experienced a range of caregiving situations with her spouse, who has had MS since his early 20s. Wittman has been a life sciences venture lender with Oxford Finance LLC since 2004, providing senior secured loan facilities to biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device companies across the United States, Canada and Europe.