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.

The Power of CaringBridge: connection
Caregiving

Our Caregiver Family of the Month – September 2013

Every month, CaringBridge recognizes a caregiver or family that brings to life our mission to amplify love, hope and compassion in the world. CaringBridge was happy and proud to welcome our September Family of the Month recently when they visited our Minnesota headquarters. Rhonda Z., her husband and eldest daughter spoke to the staff about her… Read More

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Caring for a loved one can be difficult.
Caregiving

From Sister to Schizophrenia Caregiver

In 2006, author Sarah Rae’s brother was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Now she shares the challenges of the journey that led up to his diagnosis – and what came next – in her new book, The Fog of Paranoia. Here’s a quick Q&A with Sarah about the experience chronicled in her book. CaringBridge: It’s clear from… Read More

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August Family of the Month
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Our Caregiver Family of the Month – August 2013

Every month, CaringBridge likes to recognize a caregiver or family of the month that exemplifies our mission to amplify love, hope and compassion in the world. Whether it’s in a classroom or on a CaringBridge Site, communication is important to success. Walt S., an educator, knew this. And during his treatment for lung cancer, he decided… Read More

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Caregivers Can Ask for Help
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Caregiving Alone? How to Get the Caregiving Help You Need

Anyone coping with a difficult health journey needs a caregiver – someone who steps up as their advocate, cook, errand-runner, communicator, valet, secret shopper and much more. If you’re that caregiver, you know the reality check: time is limited, you can’t be everywhere at once, and there are always unforeseen emergencies large and small. We… Read More

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CaringBridge Site helps family through son’s surgery.
Caregiving

Our Caregiver Family of the Month – July 2013

Each month, CaringBridge recognizes a caregiver or family that exemplifies our mission to amplify love, hope and compassion in the world. This month, we honor Ruth Z. When Ruth’s son Tyler underwent surgery for a recently discovered brain tumor, CaringBridge.org became a resource she depended on daily to share news about his health journey. “I… Read More

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Caregivers Should Also Take Care of Themselves.
Caregiving

To Thine Own Self Be True: Self Care for Caregivers

Being “the rock” in someone’s life — a caregiver — can take a big physical, emotional, and spiritual toll. And when your loved one is struggling, the last thing you’re inclined to do is take care of yourself. It may seem selfish to say, “Hey, I need to do something for myself.” But that’s precisely… Read More

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