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Shaving Dad

By Denise | Nov 17, 2019

(Editor’s Note: I’ve partnered with Gillette to share my experiences using Gillette TREO. The perspectives and viewpoints I offer are my own.) For decades, my 88-year-old dad followed the same schedule: up at 6:30 a.m., down the stairs to put on the tea kettle, back up the stairs to shave and get dressed. I never saw my father unshaven until recently when he arrived at family functions with a visible stubble. Shaving, it seems, feels…

Happy Birthday, Mom

By Anita | Nov 16, 2019

November 12, 2019 was Mom’s 90th birthday and it turned out to be quite a success.  After months of planning, Dad was able to make a final decision on the place, time, and invitations.  It wasn’t easy for him and he needed help especially after falling at the final location for the party.  He had driven himself to the location, parked in the handicap zone, but instead of taking the elevator, he climbed a flight…

Our Suggested Solutions to the Lt. Gov.: What Would You Add?

By Denise | Nov 14, 2019

During her keynote conversation on November 8 at the Fourth Annual National Caregiving Conference, the IL Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton asked us to capture ideas…

I’m Back on the Saddle Again

By Anita | Nov 12, 2019

After recuperating from a strained pectoral muscle and visiting my husband for 5 days, I returned to find Mom seeing a shadow/black spot when she…

The Rollator That Works for Mom

By Denise | Nov 10, 2019

(Editor’s Note: I’ve been hired to share my experiences with the byACRE Carbon Ultralight rollator for National Family Caregivers Month. The perspectives and viewpoints I…

Tomorrow

By Lynns | Nov 7, 2019

Today he had his port out in and will begin chemo tomorrow before he leaves the hospital. I try to think the doctors must be…

The need is great for services and programs to help those who care for a family member or friend (family caregivers). You already know. That great need led you to us. You want to make a difference. You want to be the difference. Our training programs help you be the difference.

We look forward to you joining us!

Meet Our NCC19 Presenters

Throughout the months of July and August, we’ll introduce you to the Fourth Annual National Caregiving Conference (NCC19) presenters and panelists. Check back regularly to…

Fourth Annual National Caregiving Conference

Our conference will bring together those who currently care and those who previously cared for a family member. Join us virtually or in Chicago Nov. 7-10,…

First Photo Project

On the first day of every month, we take a photo of our caregiving day and share it in our First Photo Project Group. On…

Community Reflection

On the first Sunday of every month, let’s join together virtually for 30 minutes for quiet reflection with a community that cares. Denise M. Brown,…

Pop-Up Care and Share

We launched Care and Share this spring and want to give you a taste of what it’s like to join a Care and Share. Join…

The Largest International Virtual Caregiving Support Group

When you worry and help and care for a family member, you become a member of the largest group of health care providers. Consider: 5,564:…

Making a Break Project

If you’ve been feeling overwhelmed by your caregiving responsibilities… If the thought of the weekend stresses you out, because you know you’ll be off work…

Monthy Virtual Chats: Owning a Business and a Caregiving Experience

At our most recent National Caregiving Conference, our panel discussion, Owning a Small Business and a Caregiving Experience, was a hit. We recognized the need…

We believe caregiving stress is an overlooked epidemic in our communities. Please take a few moments to tell us about your stress from caring for those in your family with a chronic illness, injury or disease in our simple stress survey.

We also want to know about your caregiving pain points.

Tell Us: When Do You Feel You’ve Fallen Behind?

By Denise | Nov 3, 2019 |

We fell back, setting our clocks back one hour today. During caregiving, we can feel like we fall back in our lives. We can feel like we put goals and opportunities on hold while we prioritize caregiving during our life. For you, when do you feel like you’re falling behind? Tell us your experiences and…

In Six Words, How Do You Describe Caregiving?

By Denise | Oct 27, 2019 |

In the past, we’ve defined “caregiving” through our six-word stories. Fort this one, I’d love for you to describe it. Write a story about how caregiving feels to you and looks to us. You also can write a six-word story about your responsibilities, pressure and worries. Feel free to write as many six-word stories as…

“There is no other caregiver conference that I have attended in my 30 years in this business that matches the quality of the attendees, events, exhibitors, and sponsors.” ~ Joy Loverde (www.elderindustry.com), author of Who Will Take Care of Me When I’m Old? and the best seller, The Complete Eldercare Planner.

Will you join us for our Fourth Annual National Caregiving Conference? Our conference will take place November 7-10 in Chicago. You also can watch our General sessions virtually on November 8 and 9.

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Enjoy Our NCC19 Podcasts

Volunteers keep our National Caregiving Conference running — including the volunteers who become our Roving Reporters. These volunteer reporters attend sessions, interview presenters and attendees,…

Photo: Margaret Fitzpatrick, 2019 National Caregiving Conference Presenter

Meet NCC19 Presenters: Mark Servais and Margaret Fitzpatrick

Mark Servais, who cares for his son, and Margaret Fitzpatrick, who cared for her parents and siblings, joined me to talk about their personal caregiving…

Webinar: Healing from Bad Days

During a caregiving experience, we can feel like the good days are behind us, leaving us only bad days. In this webinar, Denise M. Brown,…

Webinar: Healing from Hope Fatigue

We can lose hope to the doctor, the disease, our family and friends, our days. How do we keep it when we have so many…

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