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As much as our lives are beautiful, they’re also fragile. As we enter into the caregiving chapter of our lives, the experiences we go through, our feelings and sensitivities often become more fragile and it’s important to pause and recognize this.

At The Caregiver Space, we understand that caregiving asks us to navigate new and often challenging terrain. It’s common that caregiving is an experience, identity, and responsibility that we’re constantly discovering what it asks of us. There’s so much to learn and there are some deep truths that come to us over time. Caregiving gets messy. The stress, fatigue, frustration, love, anger, compassion, burnout are a lot to handle. The truth is, it’s often too much to handle alone. That’s why The Caregiver Space exists. We provide a safe space to talk about everything under the caregiving sun.

What’s a safe space?

A safe space is a container where you can feel free to share openly and without restraint. There are some things that you probably wouldn’t feel comfortable sharing about in front of the person you’re caring for and that’s okay. Safe spaces are a healthy outlet where you can get the things off your chest that need to be released without creating drama between family members or friends. You’re just as deserving of a place to process the intensity that is caregiving as your loved is of the quality care you provide.

The Caregiver Space has built this safe space with you in mind. For the questions you need to ask, the feelings you deserve to share and the understanding and compassion you need, we’ve built a community that offers meaningful support and resources 24 hours a day.

Your account

With personal Caregiver Space accounts, community members are under no obligation to use their full name or their real name, providing a level of privacy. You can’t be identified they way you can when you share on a public network like Facebook. Once logged in, our community forums provide space to discuss both aspects of your own experience and explore the condition of the loved one you’re caring for. It’s easy to post anonymously – just log out and post. In a space that’s all about caregivers, you’ll have access to other people who may have already cared for a wife with cancer, a child with special needs, a husband with MS or maybe an older parent who’s suffered a heart attack or living with dementia, Alzheimer’s or diabetes. Don’t have an account yet? Sign up now.

We’re here for you

a safe space for caregiversA safe space is one where you feel included. Our organization doesn’t exclude those caring for someone with rare diseases or other unusual circumstances, we welcome it.

Our daily live chats and forums, moderated by members of the community, provide the questions and structures so we feel comfortable enough to share.

Whether your caregiving journey has just begun, defines your life or is nearing its end, your health and well-being rely on you making time to properly cope with and address the challenging parts of your life that you handle every day.

No matter where you are, The Caregiver Space is that hub, that safe destination that is always open welcoming you to get the meaningful support you need to lift you up and strengthen your resolve to care another day.

Ready to create your account? Let’s do it!

Written by Jonah Okun
Jonah served as our Operations Director for two years. He holds a degree in Comparative Digital Communications and Happiness Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His intrigue in promoting well-being through new digital platforms pairs perfectly with the organizations goal of making online support for caregivers a reality. Prior to his time at The Caregiver Space, he spent seven years as a professional chef, baker and restaurant manager. He now happily resides in Brooklyn, New York.

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  1. Feeling sad caring for 76 yr old father with dementia…I have a good friend living with my father and I,which I am so thankful for…but I find myself snapping at her about everything. ..I’m 54 and tired all the time…

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