Carol Spence had been an accomplished artist all her life, first working in graphics, and then as a maker of handcrafted, miniature dolls, which she sold at craft shows and galleries. Three years ago, without notice or explanation, she took exclusively to the canvas,...
Hope is an essential feature of human experience, but for patients living with a life-altering diagnosis, it can be sorely lacking. In my work as founding director of the Palliative Care Program at University of California, San Francisco, I’ve learned that in order to...
The other day I was in an ER far from home. The woman in charge of triage was refusing to move forward with triage because we didn't have insurance they'd accept. The fact that we had insurance and had even gotten pre-approval to go to the ER wasn't enough -- she...
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Whenever you want to talk, there’s always someone up in one of our Facebook communities. These private Facebook groups are a safe space for support and encouragement — or getting it off your chest.
Here's the place to talk about what it's like to take care of your partner, husband, wife, girlfriend, boyfriend, ex, or anyone else you're in (or have been in) a romantic relationship with.
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Each of our lives is so different, but we have so many things in common, too. Tag your Instagram photos with #facesofcare to show the real people who are supporting so many others.
Thank you! For putting such great posts out there, for making my days and nights easier, for giving me the feeling of being connected to others who are in similar circumstances.Carmen Van Etten
Thank you for creating this site..it has been an amazing place of ‘refuge’ for me. It helps so much to know that there are others going through some of the same things that we are..and also to realize, unfortunately that some have it even worse. It’s a wonderful thing to have the availability to access anytime on my PC or phone.Connie Jacobs
The group is awesome because the group understands what you are going through and how you feel.Roxanne Roberts