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Category Archive: Caregiving


How to Collect Family Oral Histories

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Stories are incredibly powerful ways to connect families. Take my grandfather’s stories. He was never a man to brag, but by asking him a few questions, I discovered that he lived a remarkable life. One year, I spent several winter afternoons with him and a tape recorder, asking him to […]

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Caregiving Alone? How to Get the Caregiving Help You Need

Caregivers Can Ask for Help

Anyone coping with a difficult health journey needs a caregiver – someone who steps up as their advocate, cook, errand-runner, communicator, valet, secret shopper and much more. If you’re that caregiver, you know the reality check: time is limited, you can’t be everywhere at once, and there are always unforeseen […]

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10 Ways to Stay Productive While You Wait

Caregivers: use your waiting time wisely.

Caregiving takes compassion and commitment. It also requires patience to serve the person in your care. Standing in line at the pharmacy and supermarket, waiting in the doctor’s office or at physical therapy, in a traffic jam or at a red light when running errands…you could be using that time […]

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A Nation of Caregivers

American Caregivers are everyday heroes.

The Fourth is here again – Independence Day. A day to watch the parade with a kid on your shoulders, eat barbecue, take in fireworks and celebrate our American heritage. And from where we sit here at CaringBridge, it’s a time to remember two things about being Americans. First, We’re […]

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Our Caregiver Family of the Month – July 2013

CaringBridge Site helps family through son’s surgery.

Each month, CaringBridge recognizes a caregiver or family that exemplifies our mission to amplify love, hope and compassion in the world. This month, we honor Ruth Z. When Ruth’s son Tyler underwent surgery for a recently discovered brain tumor, CaringBridge.org became a resource she depended on daily to share news […]

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