20 episodes

Medically fragile individuals and their families need a voice and community of support. The Unforgotten Families Podcast was created to spread awareness, share solutions, and advocate for the needs of this vulnerable population. Each episode contains inspirational information and first-hand storytelling that we hope will empower you to join us in our mission of being a champion for these incredible families.

The Unforgotten Families Podcast The Unforgotten Families

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

Medically fragile individuals and their families need a voice and community of support. The Unforgotten Families Podcast was created to spread awareness, share solutions, and advocate for the needs of this vulnerable population. Each episode contains inspirational information and first-hand storytelling that we hope will empower you to join us in our mission of being a champion for these incredible families.

    20. Unseen: How We’re Failing Parent Caregivers & Why It Matters with Tom and Amanda Dyer

    20. Unseen: How We’re Failing Parent Caregivers & Why It Matters with Tom and Amanda Dyer

    In Episode 21 of The Unforgotten Families Podcast, we interview Tom and Amanda Dyer who are a husband-and-wife filmmaker duo of an upcoming documentary titled Unseen: How We’re Failing Parent Caregivers & Why It Matters. Listen to our latest episode to hear about their inspiration for this impactful documentary, airing tomorrow, and how we can begin the conversation around what solutions are needed for medically complex families who need our help.
    Become a TUF Advocate: https://p2a.co/VvPCDKyFollow our journey:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theunforgottenfamilies/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theunforgottenfamilies/ 

    • 25 min
    19. How to Become a Licensed Health Aide (LHA)

    19. How to Become a Licensed Health Aide (LHA)

    Exciting news! Arizona’s version of the Family Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program, the Family Licensed Health Aide (LHA) Program, is now available to families statewide! We, at The Unforgotten Families, created this brief episode to walk listeners through the step-by-step process of becoming an LHA in Arizona. This episode supports everyone seeking information about the program and can help families in other states understand the process as well. See the links below for more detailed information:
    “Licensed Health Aide (LHA)”: https://www.azbn.gov/licenses-and-certifications/apply-for-a-license 
    LHA FAQ:https://www.azbn.gov/licenses-and-certifications/lha-faqs 
    Contact The Unforgotten Families:TUFinfo@theunforgottenfamilies.com
     
    Become a TUF Advocate: https://p2a.co/VvPCDKyFollow our journey:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theunforgottenfamilies/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theunforgottenfamilies/

    • 13 min
    18. Exciting News for Arizona Families: An Intimate Chat with One of Arizona’s First Family LHA Program Participants

    18. Exciting News for Arizona Families: An Intimate Chat with One of Arizona’s First Family LHA Program Participants

    Arizona Mother and Family Licensed Health Aide (LHA) Program participant, Laura Gjacs, joins The Unforgotten Families to discuss her experience as a medically fragile mother who recently went through the training to become an LHA in Arizona. She was able to do this through the newly implemented program, commonly known as the Family CNA Program, and will share how this has greatly supported her family.
    Laura went through the Family LHA Program with Team Select Home Care and has already begun providing her daughter, Tori, with nursing care through this impactful program. Listen to learn more!  
     
    Become a TUF Advocate: https://p2a.co/VvPCDKyFollow our journey:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theunforgottenfamilies/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theunforgottenfamilies/

    • 34 min
    17. Andrea's Transition from Special Needs Mother to Home Health Founder

    17. Andrea's Transition from Special Needs Mother to Home Health Founder

    From working in technology to providing CNA care for her "11-Year-Old Miracle", Andrea Reitzel is now the Owner/Operator of All for Kids Home Health. Listen to this episode of The Unforgotten Families Podcast to hear how the Family CNA Program made an impact on Andrea and her family, and why she is advocating to help other special needs families in Colorado. Learn more about Andrea’s agency and journey at www.allforkidshealth.com/about.
    Become a TUF Advocate: https://p2a.co/VvPCDKyFollow our journey:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theunforgottenfamilies/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theunforgottenfamilies/
     

    • 38 min
    16. A Life-Changing Impact: Featuring MGA Home Care Experts, Chani and Alex

    16. A Life-Changing Impact: Featuring MGA Home Care Experts, Chani and Alex

    We are joined by two influential women in the homecare space, Chani Feldman, and Alex Koloskus with MGA Homecare. With combined experience of over 25 years, Chani and Alex share the ins and outs of the Family CNA Program, what problems medically fragile families are facing in the home, and how this work has changed their lives forever.
    Become a TUF Advocate: https://p2a.co/VvPCDKyFollow our journey:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theunforgottenfamilies/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theunforgottenfamilies/
    Connect with ChaniConnect with Alex

    • 36 min
    15. Persistence Beats Resistance

    15. Persistence Beats Resistance

    With the help of the Family CNA Program in Colorado, Kiera was able to leave her career to become a full-time caregiver for her daughter Jordy. In this episode, she chats with The Unforgotten Families about what resources have helped her family throughout this diagnosis, how her community continues to advocate, and how the Family CNA Program can help other families in dire need of this program.
    Become a TUF Advocate: https://p2a.co/VvPCDKyFollow our journey:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theunforgottenfamilies/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theunforgottenfamilies/

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Fred and Foster ,

Amazing conversations.....desperately needed solutions!

Garrett Brill does an amazing job interacting with families and parents of Medically Fragile Children, as well as experts from the Field to help share stories and drive much needed change and innovation that families of Medically Fragile Children desperately need! Thanks Garrett and TUF for all the efforts to help these families!!!

fttghy ,

SUCH a great podcast!

Garrett is one of the best interviewers I’ve ever listened to. The heart of this show has it now be one of my favorite podcasts!! Keep the episodes coming!

Sydney Sunflower ,

Powerful, impactful life-changing work!

Wow, the work of The Unforgotten Families is absolutely inspiring and truly changing the lives of so many parents, kids and families. Jake’s story is one that touched me on many levels. While I don’t wish these experiences on anyone, I am grateful to know that TUF is here to provide support, hope and healing.

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