Family Caregivers: A Caregiver’s Bill of Rights

All caregivers face challenges from time to time, sometimes forgetting their personal rights. Family caregivers in particular have their own set of obstacles due to years of personal history and the nature of the relationship. Many family caregivers have trouble … Read More

How to Hire the Right Caregiver: 6 Crucial Questions to Ask

6 Crucial Questions to Ask to Make Sure You Hire the Right Caregiver

Written by Alena Bowen  Every family takes a different road to the destination of in-home care. For some, it is an obvious, easy, logical choice made with time and consensus. For others, the path is harder, and can be initiated … Read More

The author and her mother, Judy

6 Ways to Find Free Support as a Caregiver

30% of family caregivers are depressed, and 60% report extreme stress. Caregivers need help—affordable help—but we often don’t know where to look. When I first started caring for my mother, Judy, 8 years ago, I didn’t think of myself as … Read More

November 2011 is National Caregivers Month

Each year since 1997, the President of the United States has honored family caregivers by Presidential proclamation. What began as National Caregivers Week in 1997 has grown into National Caregivers Month. On November 1st President Obama proclaimed November 2011 National … Read More

What is Your Caregiving Style

What’s Your Caregiver Style? Over the years we have seen many different family caregivers, each handling their situation in their own unique way.  Yet, over those years, what has emerged are a few distinct Caregiver Styles that caregivers fit into.  … Read More

Help From Family and Friends

You are feeling overwhelmed and wishing you didn’t have to do this all yourself and like many family caregivers, you have friends and other family members who have said, “How can I help? Call if you need anything.”  Asking for … Read More