Who we’re taking care of

Who we’re taking care of

Caregiving effects everyone. Our community members are taking care of many different people with many different conditions and ability levels. Who are you taking care of? My son. He just turned 18 last week. Autistic. Nonverbal, not toilet trained. He’s...
What does caregiving feel like?

What does caregiving feel like?

When people talk about overcoming disease or disability to live an incredible life, so often the caregivers are left out of the story. Many caregivers don’t identify as caregivers — we’re so absorbed in the needs of whoever we’re caring for, we...
How caregivers cope with stress

How caregivers cope with stress

Coping with stress is a constant challenge for caregivers. Coping mechanisms that are actually realistic for caregivers is a pretty frequent topic of conversation. Here are some of the suggestions that came up recently. Small treats After the day I had, tonight it was...
Caregiver frustration

Caregiver frustration

No matter how rewarding caregiving can be or how much we love the person we’re caring for, caregiving is frustrating. Frustration just comes with the package. We’re human and caregiving inevitably involves situations and tasks that are inherently...