Tags : Caregiving

Diverse Caregivers

The Care Plan helps people navigate healthcare systems not set up for LGBTQ+ or racially diverse caregivers. After her wife was diagnosed with stage IV cancer in 2011, Marsha Wetzel spent the next two years taking care of Judy, her partner of 30 years, until Judy entered hospice care. Within weeks of Judy’s death, her […]Read More

Travel Granted

Caregiver travel grants offer respite and adventure to those caring for others. At 61 years old, Yolanda Sampan accomplished something that her mother had always dreamed of for her daughter: She earned her U.S. citizenship. Sampan knew in that moment last August that she wanted to return to Washington, D.C., to see the cherry blossoms […]Read More

A Life with Meaning

Enhancing quality of life for people with dementia Chicagoan Kris McCabe’s Instagram and TikTok accounts are peppered with sweet moments with her grandmother, Mary Padovani. Videos show the two singing a Patsy Cline song and sharing a hug as they swap, “I love yous.” In others, Padovani brushes McCabe’s hair, as she’s done for years. […]Read More

8 Proven Strategies to Simplify Caregiving

Taking care of an older adult can be exhausting for family caregivers, who learn as they go from one precarious situation to the next. If you’re not prepared for the challenge, every mishap can feel like a one-two punch. But it doesn’t have to be that way. If you feel like you could benefit from […]Read More

9 Tips When Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s

When a loved one receives a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, family caregivers may feel at a loss, but there are concrete steps they can take to ease this phase of life. The statistics about Alzheimer’s disease can be staggering. More than 5 million Americans are currently living with the disease according to the Alzheimer’s Association. […]Read More

Caregiving Challenges

What to look for when transitioning to memory care For families who have a loved one with dementia, the many challenges — the emotional burden, constant unknowns and high cost of care, to name just a few — may feel endless and unrelenting. More than 16 million family caregivers in the U.S. provide unpaid care […]Read More