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Caregiver's Compass

Stephanie Muskat

This is Caregiver's Compass. An uplifting, inspirational podcast talking about all things caregiving. Therapist and caregiver Stephanie Muskat takes you through real-life caregiving stories from her own therapeutic experience and gives you the raw and personal on her own caregiving experiences as a young caregiver. Plus hear from tons of incredible experts and caregivers who are living through their day-to-day journeys. It's all here at Caregiver's Compass.

Episodes
Supporting Family Caregivers in Healthcare Through Research, Education and in Practice with Dr. Jasneet Parmar (Episode 94)May 17, 2024
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‘My parent has poor health habits but refuses any of my support or suggestions for change’ (Episode 93)May 10, 2024
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How to Care for the Caregiver (Episode 92)May 03, 2024
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Top 5 episodes of season 3! January 05, 2024
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The Canadian Centre for Caregiving Excellence, advocating for change in the caregiving landscape, and balancing life as a mom and caregiver to others, with Liv Mendelsohn (episode 91)December 29, 2023
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Creating change in dementia through Montessori based strategies, with Rev Katie Norris (episode 90)December 22, 2023
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Navigating sibling relationships while providing 12 years of intensive care to a parent -learning how to process this and make amends with the siblings over time- with Rosanne Corcoran (episode 89)December 15, 2023
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What does a mom of 3, a business owner and a therapist do for self-care and balance (Stephanie’s ‘self-care’ routine)? (episode 88)December 08, 2023
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Family and friends who used to show up, stopped coming to visit when my loved one was diagnosed (episode 87)December 01, 2023
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The shock of becoming a caregiver while already working as a psychologist in the healthcare system and finding true joy in the smallest moments as a caregiver of a daughter with a life limiting illness- with Dr. Naomi Saperia (episode 86)November 24, 2023
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Getting raw and personal about all forms of parental guilt and how to cope with this very strong and real emotion- with Kelly Polci (episode 85) November 17, 2023
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Our healthcare system is broken: case examples of how our healthcare system fails to support the patient and family caregiver, increasing caregiver stress, anxiety and burnout (episode 84)November 10, 2023
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I do not have control, predictability or answers when it comes to my loved one with dementia (episode 83) November 03, 2023
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Gaps in the healthcare system, its impact on caregivers and the road to positive change, with Dr. Nathan Stall (Episode 82)October 27, 2023
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The many forms of GRIEF in caregiving, with Wendy Williams (Episode 81)October 20, 2023
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I am OVERWHELMED- I provide care to not one, but TWO parents (Episode 80)October 13, 2023
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Strange occurrences that happened to me while my grandmother was passing away…and following her passing- is there more to life than we know? (Episode 79)October 06, 2023
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‘I kept my husband’s diagnosis a secret from others for many years’ - personal growth and developing a deep self-awareness while getting through the extremely difficult process of caregiving for a spouse with multiple system atrophy, with Julia Freifeld (September 29, 2023
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The real barriers in accessing the healthcare system as caregivers and patients, particularly when it comes to disability, language barriers and marginalization- with Courtney Sas (episode 77)September 22, 2023
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What is life like after caregiving? Exploring the grief and shifts in life after losing a loved one and raising awareness about the dying process itself- with Brian Smith (episode 76)September 15, 2023
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I am providing care to a loved one alongside someone that I have a negative relationship with and I am finding this very difficult. Help! (episode 75)September 08, 2023
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I feel so overwhelmed/burnt out caregiving from afar but also GUILTY because I am not physically involved on a daily basis, while so many others are (episode 74)September 01, 2023
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Working through cultural shifts and adversity, marginalization and extreme life changes while caring for a parent and children, with Roxanne Francis (Episode 73)August 25, 2023
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The real, raw reality of having a mother with FTD, and the scientific advancements surrounding the diagnosis, with Jacquelyn Shapiro (Episode 72)August 18, 2023
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The people who had supported me through my caregiving journey are no longer around me (unspoken caregiving grief) (Episode 71)August 11, 2023
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