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Not everyone has friends who understand or will even listen; that’s why we’re here. We provide a safe and open space—at no cost to you— where you can be real about what it’s like to care for someone dealing with a serious disability or illness.

You can use our community forums to ask questions, share experiences, get real answers, or just get things off your chest.  Please do not use this space as a substitute for professional advice from your lawyer or doctor.

No matter what stage you are in your caregiver journey—whether you currently care for someone, are about to, or did it in the past—you’re welcome here. This website is always accessible, so you can look forward to finding comfort and relief at any hour of the day or night.

This is your safe space, The Caregiver Space.


How we got started

As caregiver to her late husband Steve and mother-in-law, Sylvia, for six years, Adrienne felt extremely isolated. She wanted an online space caregivers could access from home for support and understanding. In 2012, three years after losing her husband and mother-in-law to cancer, she founded the Caregiver Survival Network, now known as The Caregiver Space.


Featured Series

ABCs of ZZZs

Caregivers and sleep experts share their advice on how to get the rest you need.

Because of Annie

Bob Harrison shares his story of caring for his wife.

Caregiver Profiles

We invite caregivers to talk about how they became a caregiver and the lessons they’ve learned.

Caregiving Bites

Nutrition tips, recipes, and advice on realistic healthy eating for caregivers and the ones we care for.

The Chicken Soup Chronicles

Adrienne’s story of caring for her husband and mother-in-law.

Community Wisdom

We gather together great advice from the forums, comments, and social media in one place.

Faith & Grief

Leaders from different faith communities talk about how their community addresses death and mourning.

The Kitchen Widow

Tembi Locke shares her story of life after caregiving.

Notes from the Problem Child

Art Roeser shares his story of caring for his parents.

Nourishing the Spirit

We share how we keep our heads clear and manage stress.

The Page Listens

We share advice on journaling, along with journaling prompts.

PhysEd for Caregivers

PhysEd shares how anyone can find time for fitness.


Contact Us

The Caregiver Space is a peer support community. While we work with numerous experts, we do not have experts on staff to answer your questions.



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The information on The Caregiver Space is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for legal advice, medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions regarding medication or treatment.