The Caregiver's Toolbox

Practical tips from real caregivers

Jeremy Wilson, 40, communicates with his father using a makeshift board at St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo, Calif., on Wednesday, February 24, 2016. His father, John Wilson, can’t speak but can communicate using his eyes.  (Heidi de Marco/KHN)

The Agonizing Limbo Of Abandoned Nursing Home Residents

A bad bout of pneumonia sent Bruce Anderson to Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento last May. As soon as he recovered, hospital staff tried to return him to the nursing ...

Caregiver's Stories

Personal narratives from caregivers

the loneliness of losing your wife after 39 years of marriage

Grief: loneliness, some things aren’t meant to be

Five years post Annie’s death, I still can’t accept what I know I must. The loneliness just hangs around me like a fog. Although the darkness has subsided,  I feel ...

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Why is caregiving stressful?

Caregiving is stressful. I’ve been a caregiver for more than 18 years and, as time passed, became more aware of stress. My husband (the caregiving recipient) thinks some of my ...