We want to hear about your caregiving journey!
The long-distance caregiver
Almost seven million Americans consider themselves to be long-distance caregivers, almost 11% of the country’s caregiving population.
Only another caregiver can understand…
In response to the video above, in which Michael Bloom and Adrienne Gruberg discuss the unique struggle of caregiving.
41 ridiculously easy ways to find pleasure in the midst of chaos
All of the little pleasures you shared with us!
5 great ways to help (without being asked)
Are you eager to support the caregiver in your life, but aren’t sure what to do? Here are 5 of the best ways to help: If you live in the area, offer to pick up some groceries for him or her when you’re doing your shop. This kind gesture can be an enormous help and it...
Transportation for older people and disabled drivers
Concerned about driving safety? So many of us worry about our loved ones behind the wheel. Here's a handy infographic on the best cars and alternative transportation services. Is it time to discuss giving up driving? The conversation might not be as difficult as you...
How does sharing your story help you (and others)?
Ways that sharing your careving story helps
Bob’s story (as told by his wife of 35 years)
After my husband was released from the hospital he started to breathe very loudly. We went to the hospital to see why. They explained that during the time that he was intubated in surgery it left scars on his trachea. They wanted to operate and remove the scaring. ...
It is a shame that the public still doesn’t understand the importance of caregivers. They are rarely included in popular discourse, thus remaining the “invisible patient.” Caregivers need much more financial and emotional support than they are currently receiving from...
Whether you are just starting out on your caregiving journey or you're a seasoned caregiver, we put together a caregiver glossary that might be of some use for you. Feel free to add any terms that you found helpful along your caregiving journey in the comment section...
For Friends and Family of Caregivers
Dear Friends and Family of Caregivers, First off, thank you for the love and support you have shown the caregiver in your life this far. You want to help-- that's great! Caregivers could use some support. What to Say and How to Help The caregiving role can be...
How to clean as you cook
The best part of cooking homemade meals is, of course, getting to eat the fruits of your labor! But clean up can be such a bother, sometimes its just easier to go for the pre-made meals or, worse, fast food. By planning your cooking to minimize time, mess, and hassle...
What to Do When You’ve Reached Your Breaking Point as a Caregiver
We’ve been there and we’re here to help. Here are suggestions from your fellow caregivers.
THIS is the Reality Your Employees Are Living In: Caregivers’ Stories Behind the Stats
These are the experiences, not just the numbers, of what your employees face as caregivers.
In your own words: 106 crucial tips from fellow caregivers
Interestingly enough, many of you learned some very similar lessons– here’s what we found and what you said:
Do small things, with great love
Fortunately, love doesn’t need much space to be felt. This month, we’ll guide you in doing small things with great love.
Top 6 Blogs for Caregivers (Aging Parents Edition)
We’d like to help you start picking from the crowd by rating the top blogs that focus exclusively on “Caregiving for Aging Parents.”
A New (Year’s) Perspective for Caregivers
This January we’re going to be posting CareCards that help you change the way you look at things so the things you look at change.
Our 15 Favorite Gifts for Caregivers
These presents say “I’m thinking of you,”– encouragement that the caregiver in your life could really use.
To caregivers, with love
This December, we’ll help you give little gifts to yourself.
MY generation on caregiving
We may not be fifty years wise, but we are definitely growing up.
Little Steps to Gratitude While Caregiving
For November’s CareCards, we’re going to share a little of what we’re grateful for.
6 reasons why caregivers don’t practice self-care (the way you’re telling us to)
It feels like these bloggers aren’t listening to the real needs of caregivers. And therefore, we’re not particularly inclined to listen to them.
Why is THIS the Picture of Caregiving?
Considering the number of ways to illustrate the concept of caregiving, not to mention the enormous diversity of the caregiver population, the consistent use of this particular image will tell only one “caregiver story.”