There are few responsibilities more rewarding, and more stressful, than being a caregiver. We asked real caregivers how they manage their stress and avoid reaching burnout. Here are ways you can avoid caregiver burnout: 1. Rally your community for support You’d be surprised how much support you can get just by asking for it. Don’t… Read More
When Tanya Bailey of St. Paul, MN, was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2016, her husband, Peter, saw it was his role to support her through what they both knew would be a grueling course of treatment. It was. And he did. With Tanya now on the other side of radiation and chemo—she is back… Read More
Five years since his legs went out from under him during a tennis doubles match, Mike Hart of Alexandria, VA, doesn’t know why he still struggles to walk and talk. Many scary possibilities have been ruled out, but the closest to diagnosis Mike has come, even after being examined at top medical institutions across the… Read More
As part of our Caregivers Up Close series, we asked wives, husbands, parents and dear friends doing double-duty as family caregivers to talk about the struggles—and gifts—of caregiving. Hoping that what they have been through might help other families, caregivers who have turned to CaringBridge over the years shared these inspirational quotes and words of… Read More
Six months after Tanya Bailey’s throat cancer diagnosis, the St. Paul, MN, resident was done with treatment. Her chemo port and feeding tube were gone, she had an “all-clear” PET scan, and had returned to work and graduate-school studies. Life was good again. Of course, families who have been through serious health crises often have… Read More
To support those who have suddenly, or gradually, become caregivers, and to gently guide people who want to help, but aren’t sure how, loved ones doing double-duty as family caregivers talk about struggles they never imagined. And gifts received in equal measure. Learn more at www.CaringBridge.org/Caregiving and to see our series on Healing, visit www.CaringBridge.org/Healing.