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.

Caregiving

Our Caregiver of the Month - April 2013

We’d like to recognize our April 2013 caregiver of the month, Susan. She exemplifies our mission to amplify the love, hope and compassion in the world, making each health journey easier. It is widely known that caregiving takes significant time and energy for all involved. We are amazed every day with the people, while amidst… Read More

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The Right Gift Shows How Much You Appreciate a Caregiver’s Time and Effort.
Caregiving

How to Choose the Right Thank-You Gifts for Caregivers.

Whether a caregiver is a healthcare professional, a family member or a friend, taking care of someone facing a health challenge can be a thankless task. This is especially true if a caregiver is working with someone who has long-term needs. Thank-you gifts for caregivers don’t have to be expensive or elaborate. As with any… Read More

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Making it easier to care for people with special needs.
Caregiving

Caring for Someone with Special Needs? Here’s Some Help.

Caring for a family member with special needs can be a lifetime commitment. Whether a stroke or other major health event causes a disability, or a condition is diagnosed while one is an infant, taking care of individuals with special needs comes with a unique array of challenges. While there are no shortcuts or magical… Read More

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CaringBridge can help you care for someone from afar.
Caregiving

Finding Long-Distance Caregiving a Challenge? These Tips Will Help.

Your heart may be in the right place, but until it’s possible for someone to be in two places at once, there will be times when caregiving from afar is the only realistic option. How you manage the long-distance caregiving situation will determine how well it works. Here are some suggestions to improve long-distance caregiving…. Read More

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Caregivers shouldn’t lose sight of their own needs.
Caregiving

Caregiving: How long can I do this?

When was the last time you listened to birds singing? Or noticed tree leaf buds bursting open on a spring day? Or enjoyed the laughter of children? Can’t remember? That may mean you’re caring too much for other people and cheating yourself out of living your life. You also may be cheating yourself out of… Read More

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