When caregiving begins

When caregiving begins

Caregivers come from all ages and walks of life. So many of our community members have been part-time, full-time, long-distance, and professional caregivers over the years. But as Cathy put it so perfectly: It isn’t a competition regarding when we started...
Facing the unknown, with hope

Facing the unknown, with hope

My son was born two years ago. Nothing pains me more than knowing he will never know my mom for the person she was my entire life. That someday she may not know who he is at all, when one of her biggest dreams was for a grandchild, is a terrifying and unsettling...

Teens and Caregiving, part two

Inevitable Changes With a New Role of Caregiver When you accept the role of primary caregiver for a sick or elderly relative, your family takes on the responsibility too. If you still have children at home, the addition can be both a blessing and a stress. Children of...
Teens and caregiving, part 1

Teens and caregiving, part 1

An estimated one out of every eight Americans aged 40-60 are caring for an aging family member while still raising children. Chances are the children of this “sandwich generation” are teenagers or close to that age range. Three Generations Under One Roof When...