Jim speaking at Annual Conference of National Association for Home Care & Hospice in Orlando
Jim Comer had 200 caregivers and healthcare professionals laughing, crying and learning. Our audience gave Jim a standing ovation and – more importantly – left feeling that they could meet whatever challenges came their way.”
—Glenda Rogers, Former Executive Director, Capital Area Agency on Aging, Austin, TX
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Jim Comer’s presentation is absolutely TERRIFIC — informative, inspirational, and humorous. If you are a senior or a caregiver, you don’t want to miss it. Jim provides a road map that turns a life-changing event into a positive life experience.”
—Randy Medinger, Director of Provider Relations, Hospice of Arizona
For Family & Professional Caregivers
Real life stories, practical tips, and healing humor will help your audience communication with those in their care.
Jim Comer's riveting presentation entertains while sharing powerful tools to prepare for and manage the stress of caregiving.
My Most Important Lesson In Caregiving
As one of our caregivers said, ‘He’s been there and knows our journey and helped us see that others experience the pain of Alzheimer’s, but that joy can be found and that humor must play a part of each day.’ What a great testimony to his presentation.“
—Lilly Adrian, Area Agency on Aging of the Permian Basin, Midland/Odessa, TX
Jim's personal life experience as caregiver to both his parents informs this vital talk
Your audience will learn from Jim’s 14 years of hard-won wisdom and hear hilarious stories of his overnight transformation from self-absorbed writer to only-child caregiver. Attendees will be shocked by Jim’s lack of preparation and realize the power of compassionate, candid conversation to address and prepare for the health crises that come with aging.
Audiences experience Jim’s emotional roller coaster of coming to terms with his mother’s Alzheimer’s and his father’s stroke. They’ll laugh, cry and learn valuable strategies that can save time, money and tears for caregivers of all kinds.
For those already engaged in caregiving, Jim shares techniques to reduce stress, methods to request help when needed, and how to choose being kind over being “right.” They will discover how a good sense of humor is a caregiver’s best friend.
Jim came through for us from beginning to end. He has a vital message for Boomers and their families. His keynote helped to create the most successful conference our Center has ever had.“
—Elizabeth Banta, Executive Director, Developing Older Adult Resources, Church of the Beatitudes, Phoenix, AZ
After his father suffered a massive stroke and his mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, Jim Comer found himself an overnight "parent" at the age of 51. When he walked into his father's hospital room everyone looked to him as the "man who knew all the answers." He soon realized he didn't even know the questions.
In ten years of caregiving, Comer has not only learned the questions he has lived them, and with When Roles Reverse he shares his hard-won answers.
He learned to deal with hospitals, insurance companies, rehab centers, his father's deafness and his mother's dementia. Through it all Jim has kept his sanity and sense of humor, in the process forging a deeper, more intimate relationship with his parents.