Welcome to Caregiving Advice!
Caregivers are everywhere. You might not even realize you are one, or that you’ve been one. But one thing all caregivers have in common? We need resources. We need advice. We need hope.
After 20 years of working in elder care, a lifetime of adoring my grandparents (and watching two of them live with dementia and stroke), I entered a new caregiving experience: special needs parenting. And from all these experiences, I learned that all caregivers — no matter what age or situation — need essentially the same things:
We need someone to say, “We can help you with that,” not “You’ll figure it out.”
We need someone to say, “I understand; I’ve been there,” not “You’re strong; you’ll get through this.”
We need someone to say, “That must be so hard,” not “It will get better.”
If you can identify with any of those needs, or if you’re so new to caregiving you’re not even sure what you need, welcome. Sit and stay awhile. Find what — or who — you need, right here.
Come as you are, find what — or who — you need.
Caregiving is ever-changing. One day, you’ll need encouragement to keep going after a long stretch of sleepless nights. One day, you’ll need guidance on a difficult care decision. One day, you’ll need practical tips on managing medications. Some days, you’ll need all of the above and more.
If you’re new to caregiving, you may just need help figuring out the next step — and what to expect in the future.
Wherever you are on the caregiving spectrum, you’re welcome here. Parents. Adult children. Millennials. Spouses and partners. Neighbors. Guardians. There’s no age limit. If you’re responsible in any way for the care of another person, find advice and support here.
We believe stories from caregivers inspire conversation, connection, and compassion.
That’s what this space is all about: a collection of thought-provoking perspectives on caregiving.
The Caregiving Advice Team
Who we are, where we come from, and what motivates us.
Caregiving Advice founder, writer, granddaughter, mom
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