11 Most Common Caregiver Duties

As a caregiver, you wear a LOT of hats. Nurse, chef, house cleaner, driver, advocate…just to name a few. We asked our community about the tasks and activities they regularly perform to help care for their family member or friend. They provided some amazing insights into what the life of a caregiver really looks like.

7 Helpful Tips for Long Distance Caregivers

Maybe you have an aging parent who lives a few hours away. Or, maybe one of your children who lives out of state has recently suffered an injury. You want to be near them and care for them, but distance, whether it’s your physical location or created by COVID restrictions, makes regular care a real challenge.

We know that being away from those you love is incredibly tough. Fortunately, there are some creative solutions that may help you care for your loved ones and show up for them, even from afar.

Dealing With Caregiver Guilt (Tips From Caregivers, For Caregivers

Caregiving can be hard. Really hard. In fact, a 2021 survey by the national movement ARCHANGELS found that 44 percent of caregivers using CaringBridge rated themselves as “super-stressed.” Caregiver guilt is completely normal. And, at the end of the day, it’s an emotion that highlights just how much you care. If you’re experiencing guilt, please know that your feelings are valid and that you are not alone in this. We’ve gathered some tips from real caregivers to help you cope and move forward.

Asian American, Daughter, Caregiver, Healthcare Exec: 3 Questions With Paurvi Bhatt

Paurvi Bhatt is a daughter, second-generation Indian immigrant, family caregiver, healthcare executive and member of the board of directors at CaringBridge. As an only child, her work as a caregiver began at age 28, when her father was diagnosed with early-onset dementia. After losing her dad, Paurvi again became a full-time caregiver in the final months of her mom’s life. To honor the commitment and sacrifice of family caregivers, and also her parents’ legacy, Paurvi has become a strong advocate for culturally inclusive care at home, stronger incentives to ensure fair wage and quality employment for the healthcare workforce, and national paid family and medical leave.

14 Life-Changing Tips to Relieve Caregiver Stress

It’s a fact: caring for another person is stressful. Even though caregiving is one of the most rewarding and selfless acts of kindness a family member can provide, its challenges equal its gifts. In this article, we cover the symptoms and root causes of caregiver stress and offer insightful tips from current caregivers on how to relieve the tension.

The Birth of a Global Movement

CaringBridge is a trusted, global nonprofit social network dedicated to helping families and friends care for and support each other. It began in 1997 with a single website created to support a baby named Brighid. Born prematurely, she lived only 9 days. But Brighid’s legacy is CaringBridge, which keeps people connected at times that matter so much.

Don’t Go Through Your Health Journey Alone

You can stay connected to friends and family, plan and coordinate meals, and experience love from any distance.

All of this is ready for you when you start your personal CaringBridge site, which is completely free of charge, ad-free, private and secure. Don’t spend another minute alone!