Blog Posts - Caregivers



CAREGIFTED: Respite, Poetry and Other Gifts for the Caregiver Soul

Recently, I've had the pleasure of corresponding with a great champion of caregivers, the award-winning poet and founder of CareGifted, Heather McHugh.  Heather won a McArthur Fellowship and decided to create a charity that would fund respite ho...

To End Ntl. Caregivers Month: Our Ultimate Lesson

All this month of November, I've been reflecting on the life lessons that caregiving teaches us. I've talked about gratitude, kindness, patience, wisdom and resilience.  I even wrote about how we learn to see in two ways, simultaneously.But now...

USA to UK: How Caring for her Mom Led to a PhD Abroad

I can't quite remember how I first met Feylyn Lewis. It might have been in caregiving groups on LinkedIn or I might have been impressed by her advocacy for young caregivers on Twitter. Either way, I decided to write to Feylyn and ask her if she would...

A Stranger Asks, "So, Do You Work?"

A stranger asks, "What do you do?".  They really mean, 'do you WORK?'.  When you reply that you care for a loved one, they look past your shoulder, scanning the room for an escape route. At the grocery store, someone you used to know walks...

NEW YORK - When Caregivers Harm

"Weak Oversight Lets Dangerous Nurses Work in New York" by Daniela Porat, Rosalind Adams, Jessica Huseman; ProPublica 4/7/2016NOTE:  Bullet-formatting by meThis story was co-published with WNYC and the Albany Times Union.Thomas Maino knew he was...
by Mage Soapbox on Apr 8, 2016

Can We Care For Ourselves if We Don't Value Care?

Last week I agreed to lead a fall workshop on the subject of caring for the caregiver. I proposed exploring the premise and possibility of matching a self-caring action with each caring action we perform for a loved one. An example might be to nurtur...

Não penso muito na doença, procuro me manter distraída com boas leituras e bons pensamento

Tudo começou quando, comecei a sentir um peso grande nos braços, principalmente quando ia estender roupa no varal. Depois comecei a sentir rigidez nos joelhos quando subia escadas, mas não dei muita importância. Com o tempo, comecei a sentir dore...
by Artrite Reumatóide on Feb 25, 2016

Artrite Reumatoide: rumo a conquista para estabilizar a doença #Remissão

As dores tiveram inicio no dedo indicador da mão (direita) em julho de 2013, onde começou a inchar e tive dificuldades para mexer, como trabalhava armada devido a função de Vigilante, me remanejaram para um posto sem arma,  continuei trabalhando...
by Artrite Reumatóide on Feb 24, 2016

Um ano sem sentir mais nada, artrite está dormindo!

Oi meu nome é Meire, tenho atrite reumatoide, descobri depois de umas dores no meu trabalho, trabalhava de operadora de caixa, primeiro os meus joelhos ficaram inchados, depois as mãos começaram a inchar Foi ai que procurei o médico clinico geral...
by Artrite Reumatóide on Feb 23, 2016

The Allure of Professional Cuddlers

Loving care is valuable and Evan Carp can prove it.  He's the 'Emperor of Snuggles', the founder and CEO of The Snuggle Buddies, a professional cuddling service.Paid cuddling services are popping up everywhere.  They are clearly filling a v...

Helping Grieving Children and Teenagers

Key Messages: How your child or teen understands and reacts to the death of someone close varies with their age. You can help your child or teen cope with the loss by having several simple, direct conversations and encouraging your … Continue r...
by Horizon Family Solutions on Nov 10, 2015

Happy Birthday Cody!

It's this dude's birthday today. This guy trusts like a child, loves unconditionally, and is doing his part to make saints out of sinners. He has proved doctors, psychologists  and educators wrong, beat the odds more times than I care to remembe...
by Snippets 'N Stuff on Jul 21, 2015

Book Tour and Giveaway: "Confessions of an Imperfect Caregiver," by Bobbi Carducci

Title:  Confessions of an Imperfect CaregiverAuthor:  Bobbi CarducciPublished:  July 26, 2014Publisher:   Open Books PressGenre:  Creative Non-fiction, Memoir Recommended Age:  13+Synopsis:Bobbi Carducci’s life wa...
by Susan Heim on Writing on May 6, 2015

Financial Assistance for Caregivers of Disabled

Serious illness and disability often prevent someone to be able to live their life independently. Therefore, the assistance coming from caregivers are often needed. Financial assistance for caregivers of disabled is one of the ways to appreciate and...
by Start Grants on Apr 24, 2015

Senator Ed Markey Introduces Legislation to Repeal Medical Device Tax

According to the Boston Globe, “Senator Edward J. Markey, Democrat of Massachusetts, introduced legislation Tuesday to repeal the 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices, a two-year-old levy that has... Read More The post Senator Ed...
by Zintro Blog on Mar 26, 2015

Senator Ed Markey Introduces Legislation to Repeal Medical Device Tax

According to the Boston Globe, “Senator Edward J. Markey, Democrat of Massachusetts, introduced legislation Tuesday to repeal the 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices, a two-year-old levy that has... Read More The post Senator Ed...
by Zintro Blog on Mar 26, 2015

Where to Find Grants For Elder Care Programs

There are various grants for elder care available in the United States. You just have to know where to look. Grants are available to help elderly people with various expenses, including medical costs, food costs, clothing, shelter, even in-home nursi...
by Start Grants on Jan 16, 2015

Chemotherapy Cheerleaders: caregivers and spouses.

Can a positive attitude alone cure cancer?   No.   I called this website chemotherapy cheerleader, because in the vast majority when metastatic cancer is cured, it is because of chemotherapy.   But does attitude influence outcomes? Yes and belo...
by Chemotherapy Cheerleader on Dec 12, 2014

Talking Turkey About Eldercare Over the Holidays

By Jennifer Tucker, Vice-President, Homewatch CareGivers International, a home care brand whose locations provide care and support to elders so they can age safely in their own homes.Going home for the holidays can be a joyous time of celebrating and...

Five Tips for New Caregivers

By Jacob EdwardAs Americans, we tend to forget that care giving has existed for almost as long as humans have been around. Recently, with the recession in 2008, more people are living in multigenerational homes. In many other countries, multigenerati...


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