Caregiver Stories

  • Title: Delia
    Name:
    Delia Robinson
    Location:
    Coconut Ckeek
    Caregiver Relationship:
    Parent
    Living Arrangements:
    Share Home
    Primary Illness:
    Frail/Elderly
    Post date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 16:35

    My name is Delia. I will be 59 in January 12, 2003. I am caring for my wonderful mother Maria Mendoza. She is 93 years old. I have been her caregiver since 1975.

  • Title: Jan
    Name:
    Jan LightfootLane
    Location:
    Hinckley
    Caregiver Relationship:
    Parent
    Living Arrangements:
    Other
    Primary Illness:
    Frail/Elderly
    Post date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 16:35

    I am a 50 something year old who is greatful a self help group taught me how to live. My doggie got me over the voilence of my up bringing.

  • Title: Carole
    Name:
    Carole Massey-Reyner
    Location:
    Wallace
    Caregiver Relationship:
    Parent
    Living Arrangements:
    Share Home
    Primary Illness:
    Frail/Elderly
    Post date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 16:35

    My name is Carole. I am a 60-year old accountant hoping to take early retirement when I am 62. My 89-year old mother, Viola, a widow of less than a year, lives with us.

  • Title: donna
    Name:
    donna bersin
    Location:
    long beach
    Caregiver Relationship:
    Parent
    Living Arrangements:
    Share Home
    Primary Illness:
    Frail/Elderly
    Post date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 16:35

    I was the primary caregiver for my mother, Molly. My name is Donna, I am her youngest daughter, my age is 58 and I am divorced.

  • Title: brenda
    Name:
    brenda wampler
    Location:
    lynchburg
    Caregiver Relationship:
    Parent
    Living Arrangements:
    Share Home
    Primary Illness:
    Frail/Elderly
    Post date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 16:35

    My widowed father came to live with me four years ago because it became clear to me and my two sisters that his health was quickly deteriorating.

  • Title: Lee
    Name:
    Lee Evans
    Location:
    San Antonio
    Caregiver Relationship:
    Parent
    Living Arrangements:
    Share Home
    Primary Illness:
    Frail/Elderly
    Post date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 16:35

    My name is Lee. In April, 2001 my mother Jean, who was 91 years old then broke her hip. Although my mom was a retired registered nurse, she refused to go to the hospital to get the hip repaired.

  • Title: Sherry
    Name:
    Sherry Wray
    Location:
    Troy
    Caregiver Relationship:
    Parent
    Living Arrangements:
    Share Home
    Primary Illness:
    Frail/Elderly
    Post date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 16:35

    I'm 58 and sole caregiver to my 85 year old mother for the last 7 years. She was in assisted living 3 years and she was falling about everyday so she moved in with me.

  • Title: Martha
    Name:
    Martha Baehr
    Location:
    Lenexa
    Caregiver Relationship:
    Parent
    Living Arrangements:
    Share Home
    Primary Illness:
    Frail/Elderly
    Post date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 16:35

    I am Martha, a 57 year old only child caring for my 87 year old mother, Mary. Mom is nearly blind, has recurring bladder cancer, heart disease, diabetes, severe arthritis (and much more).

  • Title: Suzanne
    Name:
    Suzanne Van Wagenen
    Location:
    Saugerties
    Caregiver Relationship:
    Parent
    Living Arrangements:
    Share Home
    Primary Illness:
    Frail/Elderly
    Post date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 16:35

    My name is Suzanne. I am a 57 year old female caring for my 16 year old grandson and 96 year old mother.

  • Title: Ginger
    Name:
    Ginger Jensen
    Location:
    Coram
    Caregiver Relationship:
    Parent
    Living Arrangements:
    Share Home
    Primary Illness:
    Frail/Elderly
    Post date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 16:35

    My name is Ginger. I am 56 years old and my husband, Rich, age 58, are the sole caregivers to my father, George, age 91 years. My father is frail and uses a walker at times.