Shoghig Balkian, Caring.com senior producer


Shoghig Balkian received graduate training in Public Health, Nutrition from Tufts University School of Medicine. She has a knack for connecting caregivers with the resources they need to care for themselves as they care for their loved ones. She currently resides in San Francisco as an author and producer at Caring.com while providing long-distance caregiving for her parents.

Why I Care

"As a caregiver for my mother in college, I was inspired to pursuit the field of public health and nutrition to help provide others with the knowledge and tools to take care of themselves and their loved ones. I come from a long line of health professionals who have lived 90+ years, including my grandmother who is still my biggest inspiration in life. Her humor and wisdom keeps me grounded as I communicate with so many others who are caring for their elders."


Recently Published on Caring.com

Courageous Women, Fearless Living: Interview With Judith Lief — Jun 30, 2014
The Courageous Women Retreat for Women Touched by Cancer gives women practical tools to help them form circles of support and friendship. We talked with Judith Lief, one of...
Moving to Assisted Living — Mar 17, 2014
You've gone through all the hard work of choosing an assisted living community for your loved one, and now you face the next hurdle: move-in day. Settling into a new livin...
Infographic: Caring for COPD — Feb 21, 2014
Conversation Project Interview — Jan 27, 2014
There's no single "right" way to talk to someone about end-of-life issues. As frightening and painful as it can be, opening up the conversation to discuss end-of-life wishe...
Best Senior Living: Elmcroft at Arlington, a Caring Star — Jan 17, 2014
Finding a home away from home for your aging parents can seem like an unachievable feat. It's hard to replace that sense of familiarity and security that comes after living...
CareLine Phone System: Caregivers' Review — Jul 22, 2013
Many people strive to remain independent for as long as possible. For those still living at home in their later years, this means finding simple lifestyle changes to adjust...
Puzzles for Dementia — Jul 01, 2013
As dementia progresses, finding appropriate, engaging activities to do with a loved one can be challenging. Puzzles can be a great option. One of our Caring.com experts, Mo...
Elastic Shoelaces — May 30, 2013
Is it getting harder for you (or your loved one) to tie your shoes? If you're looking for a smart, durable alternative to tying your laces, and you find that Velcro fastene...
Brain Fitness — May 16, 2013
Do you forget people's names, misplace your keys, or respond to questions more slowly than you used to? Are you more easily distracted from your work? BrainHQ, from Posit S...
Best Parkinson's Disease Websites — Mar 19, 2013
When you receive a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, you and your loved ones may feel overwhelmed -- and scared. It's likely you have a lot of questions: Are there sympto...