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Caregiver Stories

  • Title: Help
    Name:
    YCarter
    Location:
    New York
    Caregiver Relationship:
    Parent
    Living Arrangements:
    Other
    Primary Illness:
    Frail/Elderly
    Post date: Monday, May 31, 2021 - 19:18

    My mom initally had a form of cancer. I took over all levels of care. Transporting to doctor weekly for radiation treatments, medical appointments, radiologist, oncologist and anything else.

  • Name:
    Amy
    Location:
    San Diego. Ca
    Caregiver Relationship:
    Parent
    Living Arrangements:
    Share Home
    Primary Illness:
    Frail/Elderly
    Post date: Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 15:49

    I have cared for my both of my parents for years now. Free of charge.

  • Name:
    Elizabeth
    Location:
    Battle Creek
    Caregiver Relationship:
    Parent
    Living Arrangements:
    Share Home
    Primary Illness:
    Frail/Elderly
    Post date: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 16:21

    Hello my name is Beth I quit work three and a half years ago to take care of my parent's full time how ever it has been difficult my health isn't the greatest but I managed it isnt I cant deal with

  • Name:
    Veronica
    Location:
    Vienna
    Caregiver Relationship:
    Parent
    Living Arrangements:
    Share Home
    Primary Illness:
    Frail/Elderly
    Post date: Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 11:13

    I’m a Chinese American raised in the Confucian value of filial piety, which means to love, respect and care for our parents.  So when my parents became too weak to live on their own, I moved them f

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

    Taking care of a beloved parent(Helen) is the best job in the world and also terribly isolating and scary.

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

    My name is Candice and I have been a caregiver for my father Eugene for 10 years now.

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

    My name is Andy, and my wife is Mickey. We have been married since 1986, and have two children, ages 11 and 13.

  • Title: EVELYN
    Name:
    EVELYN REID
    Location:
    HICKORY
    Caregiver Relationship:
    Parent
    Living Arrangements:
    Long Distance
    Primary Illness:
    Frail/Elderly
    Post date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 16:35

    I, EVELYN, TAKE CARE OF MY MOTHER, MINNIE, WHO STILL LIVES BY HERSELF. SHE NEEDS HELP IN OPENING JARS AND BOTTLES AS SHE HAS SWOLLEN JOINTS AND WRISTS FROM ARTHRITIS.

  • 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.