Suddenly you’re a caregiver, now what?

Suddenly you’re a caregiver, now what?

Even though most people will wind up being or needing a family caregiver in their life, none of us ever PLAN to become one. In fact, just about every one of the 45 million family caregivers in the United States was thrust into the role unexpectedly. When that happens, it’s …

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Caregiver Story: Allison

Caregiver Story: Allison

Allison and her husband, Sean, are college sweethearts. Shortly after adopting their beautiful daughter, Maya, they discovered Sean had cancer. Since then, they have endured countless cancers, surgeries, ER visits, and treatments. Allison has been his dedicated caregiver for ten years. She doesn't hide how hard it can be. At …

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Caregiver Position Description 

Caregiver Position Description 

Position Summary: The Caregiver cares for the patient’s medical, physical, emotional, spiritual, mental, social-emotional, financial, organizational, and dietary needs. Reporting to: This position reports to the patient, medical staff, the patient’s mother, other family members, friends, acquaintances, and the Lord. Essential Duties: Be or become an expert on the patient’s …

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How To Choose Community Over Isolation

How To Choose Community Over Isolation

*Originally written for IF:Table discussion groups. I’ll never forget the day my mom fell from her bed. It was 7:30am and I was in the midst of frantically getting the kids ready for school. You know the drill - brushing their teeth, making breakfast, packing lunches, and walking the dog. …

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What Your Struggling Friend Really Wants 

What Your Struggling Friend Really Wants 

Do you have someone in your life who is in the midst of hard times? Want to brighten their day, fill their mailbox with happiness, let them know you love them from afar? Here are a few gifts ideas from this gal, who has lived through a hard time or …

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The Changing Face Of Family Caregiving With COVID 19 

The changing face of family caregiving with COVID 19 

In the past few weeks, we’ve all seen things that were “normal” in our lives be redefined. Work, school, shopping, recreation. All of them are different now as we try to figure out the best way to stay safe for ourselves and our communities. And so it is no surprise …

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The Technology Cheat Sheet for Caring Without Contact During COVID-19 

The Technology Cheat Sheet for Caring Without Contact During COVID-19 

We’re all adapting to the new realities of life right now and for caregivers and the supporters in their social circles. That means redefining how people can help from afar and the “rules” that make everyone involved feel comfortable and safe. Whether you’re offering or asking for help, no one …

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