Webinar: Family caregiving - preparing for life’s unprepared moments


Wednesday, December 4, 2019
12:00 - 12:45 PM CT

No one plans on being a caregiver, yet statistics show that every single one of us will experience caregiving at some point in our lives. The goals of this webinar are to share a current overview of family caregiving, equip you with practical resources, and encourage you through real caregiver stories. There will also be time for Q&A with our caregiver panelists, so come with your questions.


Featured Panelists:

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Jessica Kim

Allison Breininger

Justin Bajema

Jessica Kim is the Co-Founder/CEO of ianacare, a support and navigation platform for family caregivers. The free ianacare app mobilizes friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to provide practical help (meals, rides, respite care, childcare, pet care and house errands) and emotional support through private updates.

Her dedication to create solutions for the millions of people navigating this complex journey comes from her own experience of caring for her mom who fought a seven-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

She has been a 2x entrepreneur, brand management executive at Kraft Foods and entrepreneur-in-residence at Charles River Ventures. Jessica graduated from Brown University and received her MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. She lives in Boston with her three young children and husband, Peter. Follow her: @jessicanamkim @ianacare

Allison Breininger has been caregiver to her husband, Sean, since 2011, when he was diagnosed with Fanconi Anemia. High school sweethearts, the two had been married for nine years at the time of diagnosis, and had brought their toddler, Maya, home from Haiti, just one year earlier. Allison has been by Sean’s side through a bone marrow transplant, seven different types of cancer and a hip replacement, among other things. She writes honestly and openly about the challenges and realities of being a caregiver at her site thenegativespace.life and on social media @negspacelife

Justin Bajema has been a caregiver for the past six years for his wife who has fibromyalgia and dysautonomia. They are both 37 years old and live in Lynden, Washington. In addition to being her caregiver, he works full-time as a mechanical engineer.