Elaine  Sanchez

Elaine Sanchez

Author of, Letters From Madelyn - Chronicles of a Caregiver, Elaine Sanchez has been described as part Erma Bombeck and part Garrison Keillor! Caregiving audiences appreciate the manner in which she deals with the grim reality of aging and illness, and proves that grace, humor and faith can transcend tragedy. Elaine's tender, gritty and uproariously funny "one woman show," has the audience laughing through their tears! Her two workshops: Boomer Bootcamp-designed to help families gather the information they need to make major care-giving decisions and Caregivers Survival Training-recognizing and coping with the stages of caregiving receive RAVE reviews.

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Through her own experience of caring for family elders, Elaine K Sanchez developed a passion for helping others cope with the emotional stress of caregiving. She is the author of the unflinchingly honest and uproariously funny book, "Letters from Madelyn, Chronicles of a Caregiver". She is the co-founder of CaregiverHelp.com, a video-based caregiver support program and writes the daily blog, "Caregiver Help Word of the Day". Elaine has developed several online continuing education courses for nurses, long-term care administrators and mental healthcare professionals. She also help developed and co-teach "Gero 407 - Caregiving" at Western Oregon University.

Elaine has been described as part Erma Bombeck and part Garrison Keillor! She approaches the changes of aging and illness, and proves that grace, humor and faith carries us through. Elaine's tender, gritty and uproariously funny style of delivery has the audience laughing through their tears!

    "Elaine was an outstanding, engaging, informative presenter. She used her personal story to illustrate principles and practice that our members could immediately go back and apply in their organization... and in their own lives."

    -LeadingAge Kansas

    "Elaine is a storyteller extraordinaire. She channels Madelyn straight from her heart through her own words. She had me crying, laughing and learning as I listened to her interpretation of her mother's struggles with a twist of humor and creativity."

    -Rocky Mountain Hospice

    "Attendees raved about Elaine's workshop on caregiving. She handles a difficult subject with humor, grace and poignancy. Her program is filled with touching stories, useful information and resources, and it leaves you inspired and hopeful. She has a remarkable gift as a speaker and trainer."

    -Lifelong Learning Institute

    "Elaine's presentation was uplifting, entertaining and enlightening. She presented in a manner that was both humorous and entertaining while still educating the entire audience on the challenges of caregiving. That's a hard combination to achieve, but she did it with style and grace. Her ability to connect with the audience is a true gift!"

    -OSU Gerontology Conference

    "Elaine Sanchez is an unsurpassed author and speaker on elder care. She puts her heart, her incredibly savvy insight and amazing sense of humor into her work. Ms. Sanchez is original, inspiring, hilarious, down to earth, and practical all at once. For anyone who has been, is, or will be in a caregiver role, the wisdom she has to offer is a must."

    -Alzheimer's Division, Mississippi Department of Mental Health