“One of the Best Consumer Health Books of 2004” as listed in The Library Journal
“Caregiver Friendly Award for Best Book” from Today’s Caregiver Magazine (2008)
Achievement Award for “Cross-generational Caregiving” from New York State Coalition for the Aging and the Statewide Caregiving & Respite Coalition of N.Y. (2009)
“Best Media Award” from Today’s Caregiver Magazine (2015)
Awards for Sheila’s Share The Care™ work
L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth Honoree (2011)
Local Lady Godiva Honoree (2012)
The Maggie Kuhn Award from Presbyterian Senior Services (2015)
Good Housekeeping and L’Oréal Paris “One of 50 Over 50 Women Who Are Changing The World” (2016)
Caregiving Visionary Award from Caregiving.com (2018)
AARP Purpose Prize Fellow (2018)
Podcasts / Radio
RADIO: Caregiver SOS on Air:
This hour-long weekly radio show airs 6 p.m. Sundays on NewsTalk 930 (AM) KLUP in the Greater San Antonio region. Hosted by nationally recognized gerontologist Carol Zernial and veteran broadcaster Ron Aaron, and featuring author/psychologist Dr. James Huysman PsyD, LCSW, Caregiver SOS On Air explores issues important to you.
WellMed Radio / Caregiver SOS on Air focuses on health issues affecting adults. Providers and partners discuss stories, topics and tips to help you live healthier with hosts Ron Aaron and Dr. Marissa Charles.
Sheila Warnock had several profound experiences change her life. First, she became sole caregiver of her ill mother and an emotional crutch for her best friend, Susan, who was diagnosed with cancer. By undertaking this dual role, Sheila truly experienced the tremendous burden caregivers have to endure.
In 1988, she became part of a group of 12 women (mostly strangers to each other) who came together and stayed together for the next three and a half years to care for friend Susan. The contrast of caring for someone without support to the experience of sharing responsibilities with a group proved to Sheila that this new collaborative approach to caregiving was something of immeasurable value and needed to be shared with caregivers everywhere.
Living Alone: What to Do When You Have No One to Care For You
If you live alone, you have probably had thoughts flash through your mind like “If I fell in the shower and hit my head, how long would it take for someone to miss me?” or “What if I were seriously injured or ill… who would take care of me?”