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October 21st, 2021

Male Caregiving … Caring As a Man

  1. Male Caregiving … Caring As a Man Kim Hegwood 17:14

When talking of caregivers we often think of women. While many times the caregiving duties fall on the shoulders of a woman there are also many men who have stepped up to the plate. They care for spouses, parents, and others they love. Today Kim Hegwood has a conversation with a male Caregiver, Eddie Orum about this topic.

Male Caregiving … Caring Like a Man

Talking Points:

1. How many males are currently caregivers in the US?

2. When did you become a Caregiver?

3. What do you find that is different for men as caregivers?

4. What additional research is needed to support male caregivers?

5. Is there a need for a male-only support group?


Eddie Orum is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston Downtown in the department of Urban Education. He is a retired High School Principal, has worked in areas to support homeless children in the State of Texas, a school racial equity facilitator, has been a school board trainer for the Texas Association of School Boards, and is currently a community activist for the Houston 5th Ward and the Denver Harbor community.

Eddie is also a Caregiver for his aunt and his mother and is currently a volunteer for AARP.

Reach out to Eddie Orum

Telephone: (214) 458-6786



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Kim Hegwood Attorney at Law, Podcaster

Kim Hegwood, born in Bay City, is an Elder Law and Estate Planning Attorney based in Houston, Texas. Kim has been a practicing Attorney since she graduated from South Texas College of Law in 1996. After watching her grandparents struggle to maintain their independence as they grew older, trying to navigate the challenges of aging, and deal with the legal, financial, and emotional challenges that our loved ones face in their golden years, Kim dedicated her career to helping families preserve their dignity and protect their assets.

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