Serving as a family caregiver, whether during a health crisis or chronic illness, is a noble, honorable and magnificent act of love. But caregiving can also be relentless, isolating and sometimes scary to have so much responsibility. At CaringBridge, we honor the selflessness of caregiving, and the parents, spouses, siblings, adult children and dear friends thrust into the role, often without warning, when life turns on a dime.


Caregiver’s Advice: Take Care of Yourself, Too

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


10 Inspirational Caregiver Quotes That Will Make Your Day

It’s no secret – caregiving can be a tough job. On the days when you’re beyond stressed, you might feel completely alone. That couldn’t be further from the truth. In the United States, 43.5 million caregivers are currently helping their loved ones. As part of our Caregivers Up Close series, we asked wives, husbands, parents… Read More


Caregivers Talk About Struggles and Gifts of the Heart

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


WATCH: Caregivers Up Close

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 and to see our series on Healing, visit

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How to Start a Prayer Chain

Prayer is among the most ancient of human practices, and to this day billions of people believe in its power. Prayer transcends religions, denominations, sects and belief systems of all kinds. It is used in a multitude of ways: to seek comfort, make a request, ask for guidance, heal and restore, express sorrow, celebrate joy,… Read More