We want to hear about your caregiving journey!
Almost seven million Americans consider themselves to be long-distance caregivers, almost 11% of the country’s caregiving population.
In response to the video above, in which Michael Bloom and Adrienne Gruberg discuss the unique struggle of caregiving.
All of the little pleasures you shared with us!
Ways that sharing your careving story helps
We’ve been there and we’re here to help. Here are suggestions from your fellow caregivers.
These are the experiences, not just the numbers, of what your employees face as caregivers.
Interestingly enough, many of you learned some very similar lessons– here’s what we found and what you said:
Fortunately, love doesn’t need much space to be felt. This month, we’ll guide you in doing small things with great love.
We’d like to help you start picking from the crowd by rating the top blogs that focus exclusively on “Caregiving for Aging Parents.”
This January we’re going to be posting CareCards that help you change the way you look at things so the things you look at change.
These presents say “I’m thinking of you,”– encouragement that the caregiver in your life could really use.
This December, we’ll help you give little gifts to yourself.
We may not be fifty years wise, but we are definitely growing up.
For November’s CareCards, we’re going to share a little of what we’re grateful for.
It feels like these bloggers aren’t listening to the real needs of caregivers. And therefore, we’re not particularly inclined to listen to them.
Considering the number of ways to illustrate the concept of caregiving, not to mention the enormous diversity of the caregiver population, the consistent use of this particular image will tell only one “caregiver story.”
“In the Valley of the Shadow: A Manual for the Left Behind,” voices all of the thoughts and feelings that arise during caregiving, ones that most of us are too ashamed or afraid to admit.
Every time you hear yourself saying “I should” or “I shouldn’t,” let it be a red alert.
Consider this to be your daily mantra.