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Story Telling Returns on the First Wednesday

In 2013, we launched a video program during which those who care or cared for a family member shared their stories. I’m so happy that…

The Workplace Holds the Solution for Caregiving Employees

We often talk about the challenge faced by individuals who care for a family member while also working. The stats bear out that truth. The…

Join Us to Create Your Family Emergency Plan

When you’re caring for a family member, making plans feels impossible. Even worse, making back-up plans feels completely out of the questions. Our research proves…

Congrats to These CCAs, CCCs, CCEs, CCFs, CCSs

We had a busy close to our 2019! I’m so happy to announce the following individuals have completed the requirements to become Certified Caregiving Advocates™,…

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Validation and Birthdays

By Andrew Kurtis Koch |

I am not a hundred percent certain how to approach the topic of homelessness and caregiving. During a home visit with one of my clients…

And Then There Were Two

By Anita |

Happy New Year?  Heard that phrase a few times, but not much.  Missed my black-eyed peas for New Years Day and every other traditional meaning…

Dementia Journal — Hospital Bed — January 16, 2020

By Oldlamplighter |

This is probably the most difficult entry to write up until now.  I’ve done a lot of  thinking and soul-searching but could only come up…

Goodbye to Callie Kitty

By CatKBorn |

Although it has been three plus years since Mom and her cat Callie Kitty moved in with me and over a year now since Mom…

Our Amazing Difference

When you care for a family member or friend, you make an amazing difference.

We want to hear about your difference! Join our conversations on our blogs, in our forums and in our chat rooms.

Make a difference with us.

Check out our Caregiving Events.

Join our Caregiving Co-op.

Become a Certified Caregiving Advocate, a Certified Caregiving Facilitator or a Certified Caregiving Consultant.

Connect with us in caregiving and after-caregiving chat rooms.

Find your happiness.

Join our Caregiving Podcast Network.

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Start a caregiving blog.

Tell us what's in your heart.

Use our Caregiving Support Group Curriculum.

Write a Six-Word Story.

Thank you for being here!

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!

Member Spotlight

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Kathy Murri

Kathy hosts our After Caregiving Ends every Sunday at 7 p.m. ET in our After Caregiving Ends chatroom. Kathy drove from her home in Massachusetts to join us last September at our Regional Caregiving Conference in Monroe Township, N.J. Kathy also became a Certified Caregiving Consultant last year and will complete training to become a Certified Caregiving Facilitator in February.

Connect with Kathy.

Photo: Rachel Hiles, Certified Caregiving Consultant, Educator and Facilitator

Rachel Hiles

Rachel, who cares for her grandmother, helps host our 2 p.m. ET chat a few days a week. Rachel also co-hosts our Making a Break project which happens on the fourth Sunday at 3 p.m. ET. Rachel completed her training to become a Certified Caregiving Consultant in 2018 and to become a Certified Caregiving Educator and Facilitator in 2019. She supports our newly-certified consultant by creating their CCC pages on CareGiving.com. She's presented at our National Caregiving Conference in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

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Lilac

You'll find ALilac, who cares for her husband, in our 9 p.m. ET evening chat in our Caregiving chatroom. Lilac, as we call her, is devoted to supporting others who care and is always ready with comforting words. She's a regular in helping man the chatroom during our annual 36-Hour Caregiving Christmas chat. She's spent her holiday hours in our Christmas chat for the past four years.

Connect with Lilac.

Join Me for Feel Better Fest, One-Hour Workshops

I recently connected with a colleague who kindly listened as I shared distress about situations in my life. Her kindness, however, soon became swallowed up…

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,…

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.

In Six Words, What Will You Achieve in 2020?

By Denise | Jan 3, 2020 |

Let’s set our intention for 2020 with our next six-word story. Let’s look into the future and write about what we’ll have achieved by December…

Tell Us: What’s the Toughest Question You’ve Asked?

By Denise | Dec 23, 2019 |

Like many of you, I have a sibling who walked away when the stress of caring for our parents really intensified. (You can read more…

In Six Words, What Do You Believe about Caregiving?

Tis the season for believing, whatever we may believe. For this six-word story, let’s share a specific belief — our belief about our caregiving experience.…

Tell Us: How Do You Keep a Life During a Life of Caregiving?

Just about a month ago, we gathered for our Fourth Annual National Caregiving Conference. More than 200 family caregivers and former family caregivers from 29…

Tell Us: How Do You Keep Going?

I suppose the obvious answer to how we keep going is: “What other choice do I have?” I totally get that. I’m wondering, though, how…

In Six Words, What’s Your Gratitude?

We take time at Thanksgiving to reflect on our gratitudes. Let’s take time to do that today. For this six-word story, share a gratitude in…

A Caregiving Comfort: Normal

People will see your crisis and ask, “What do you need?” They may wonder about your response, which may be, “I don’t know.”

A Caregiving Comfort: Snooze

We deserve ten minutes to take a break. The challenge is to not give our time away because our fear tempts us to believe we’re not strong enough to get up.

A Caregiving Comfort: Power

You can feel powerless to your caree’s pain and suffering. No matter what you do and how much you try, it can feel like you both live with a pain that hurts the body, the soul and the heart.

A Caregiving Comfort: Always

It seems like every day will be like this day. You’ll always be behind, tortured by worries, frazzled by the responsibilities. You’ll never get a break.

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…

Webinar: Healing from Crisis Fatigue

During a caregiving experience, you can face a seemingly endless amount of crises. No wonder you’re tired of them! Denise M. Brown, founder of CareGiving.com,…

Webinar: Healing from Guilt Fatigue

In this webinar, Denise helps you let go of the guilt and embrace what’s possible.

Webinar: Healing from Support Fatigue

You may support so many that it’s no wonder you’re tired to carrying that weight. In this webinar, we look at accommodating versus supporting and…

Webinar: Healing from Grace Fatigue

In this 45-minute webinar, Denise M. Brown, founder of CareGiving.com, will help you heal from the pressure to be gracious, including to those who go…

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