Caregiving

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.

Allowing Myself to Lean In
Caregiving

Allowing Myself to Lean In

When we wake up in the morning, most of us can predict what life will look like. As our eyes begin to open and our brain begins to function, we awake with some semblance of a general understanding of what the day may hold for us. Unless one moment disrupts any normalcy that once existed and… Read More

Books for Caregivers
Caregiving

Five Helpful and Inspirational Books for Caregivers

Everyone knows providing care for someone is a thankless, rewarding, tiresome, uplifting, roller coaster – filled with many twists and turns along the way. Fortunately, for those who experience caregiving in some way, many books for caregivers exist to inform and assist you with various elements of the process. Whether you are providing direct care or someone… Read More

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8 Essential Questions about Respite Care
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8 Essential Questions about Respite Care

If you’re a full-time caregiver, you can’t do it all. If you feel like you could use a break every once in awhile, don’t be afraid to ask for help or look into respite care. What is respite care? You can continue to care for your loved one in your home, while also hiring a… Read More

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How to cook for any caregiving friend
Caregiving

What to Cook for a Caregiving Friend

When someone is sick, you can feel pretty helpless and your natural instinct may be to cook something. As someone who’s been on the caregiving end, I know that food is always welcome. One less thing to think about! However, I threw away a lot of food when I emptied out my dad’s fridge because… Read More

12 facts about FMLA
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12 Facts About Medical Leave

When you or a loved one gets sick, one of the first things you worry about is your income. How can you take time off for doctors’ appointments, treatments, surgeries and recovery without losing your job? The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) was put into effect so employees could have peace of… Read More

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Tips on Choosing a Long Term Care Facility.
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Tips For Choosing a Long-Term Care Facility

Three weeks after my mom had a heart attack, it was time to move her to a long-term care or rehab facility. The social worker at the hospital handed us a packet filled with names of facilities and told us to pick one. This was a huge task, and we were completely unprepared. The only… Read More

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