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The Caring Bond

Writings and resources to support the care journey for all caregivers

Health Aides & Caregiving

Many people are very surprised when I tell them that I personally attended to all of the caregiving for my father; medical, emotional, physical and personal. Gotta say that it is not for everyone and there was a LOT of awkward moments, but my dad was a good partner in the efforts.  My husband was there to carry him when needed as that was way outside of my ability.

When we provide care for a loved one at home who needs help with nearly everything day to day, the care-taking is both emotional and physical. It is akin to being there for a newborn, but on a larger and relationally upending way. There are many things to consider when and if you need to get help with the more personal and intimate needs. 

The Sneak Thief of Sight

I grew up in a house that was filled with music. At dinner time I particularly enjoyed the music of...

4 Lessons Learned from a Decade of Caregiving

The following is a guest blog from Karen Purze.

When the ER doctor called just as I was heading...

Are You Gambling With Your Family's Medical Care Decisions?

The original version was first published in Forbes on 6/11/2013 @ 2:40 PM 

Start a Family Tradition This Thanksgiving

This is a guest blog from Carol R. Kaufman, Founder/CEO of Pinventory, LLC

Thanksgiving is of...

Veteran's Day: Caregiving for Vets

In My Father’s Service

Showing up. It’s what I was born to do. 

I was born into the military, the...