Jennifer Cares

When you’re going through a caregiving situation, it’s easy to feel isolated and alone. The truth is, of course you are not alone. More than 50-million people in the US are volunteer family caregivers. Many are going through the same kinds of struggles that you are going through. Studies show that caregivers tend to withdraw…

Caregiving and sleep deprivation can go hand in hand. Our bodies desprately need sleep though, and it’s important to try to find ways to increase the length and better the quality of sleep. The Take Care Tips chapter on Sleep has been keeping me up at nights lately. I’ve been finding out some really interesting…

Seems that everywhere I go lately I run into someone who has a caregiving story.We were out doing a TV shoot for a show on Health Care Careers that will air in September, and during some down time, Physician Assistant (and Associate Professor at Seton Hill University) Richard Hutchinson and I got to talk about…

I got to meet some strong, beautiful people at the Camp Variety for Children recently. The summer program is part of Variety the Children’s Charity of Pittsburgh, which is the oldest children’s charity of southwestern Pennsylvania.What is now a global organization was actually started right here in Pittsburgh. On Christmas Eve in 1928, someone found…

I’d like you to meet someone: My new nephew, Owen Michael! He came into the world yesterday morning. My sister is now mom to two boys. It’s really been something to see her go from my little sister to mom. Although the traditional definition of caregiver refers to someone who provides support for a sick…

I had the pleasure of being reminded how nice it is to take a break from routine this past weekend. My family took care of the caregiver by taking me to visit friends who have a beautiful home at Deep Creek, Maryland; and then back closer to home out on a boat at Morraine State…

This week I had to stop everything for a little while; get out of my usual writing look (little-to-no makeup, hair in a ponytail on top of my head, big, gray, comfy t-shirt, khaki stretchy ankle pants) and clean myself up as best as possible for a photo shoot. Our mission was to get a…

Hello again!The real digging in with the final writing and editing process has clicked in for Take Care! It has really been incredible to work with not one, but TWO fantastic editors—a mother and daughter dynamic duo. The mom, Cathy, and I have been emailing back and forth between California and Pennsylvania. The daughter, Abby,…

Hello and welcome to my Take Care Tips blog. My publisher (Paul at St. Lynn’s Press) tells me that each year, somewhere around 250,000 new books are vying for shelf space in book stores. Each of those book s has a story behind how it came into being, and this blog will chronicle the story…

Jennifer Antkowiak
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Jennifer Antkowiak

Jennifer Antkowiak's expertise in the caregiving field is authentic and inspiring. She is a busy mother of five, wife, award-winning TV news anchor and talk show host, author, and speaker. Jennifer knows how long-term illness affects a family. Her mother had post-partum depression and died of a heart attack at age 50. Jennifer feels blessed to have been a caregiver for her mother-in-law who died of cancer, and most recently, for her live-in father-in-law who died of cancer. Her real life experiences fuel her passionate mission to help the world's caregivers.
Through her work, she connects with caregivers to deliver help and hope. You can find out more about the Jennifer Cares mission and join Jennifer's free White Feather Club.

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