#ThankACaregiver

Thank You Caregiver Nation

  • The Family Caregiver Guide: Our gift to all caregivers

    The Family Caregiver Guide: Our gift to all caregivers

    Read Article
  • Fight or flight: I ran away from my mother’s diagnosis, when I returned I was ready to care

    Fight or flight: I ran away from my mother’s diagnosis, when I returned I was ready to care

    Read Article
  • The day I found out I had ALS and that my husband was now my caregiver

    The day I found out I had ALS and that my husband was now my caregiver

    Read Article
  • How creativity helps me care for my veteran father

    How creativity helps me care for my veteran father

    Read Article
  • The moment when I realized I was a full-time caregiver

    The moment when I realized I was a full-time caregiver

    “Caregiver” is a title that was forged upon me, with no regard for the roles I already had in my life (and there are many). There was no request, no consideration, no time to transition, it was just..

    Read Article
  • Why I put my goals on hold to care for my mom

    Why I put my goals on hold to care for my mom

    Patricia Tyson is a nurse at Seniorlink based in Indiana. Over the past 2 years she has been her mother’s primary caregiver. This is her story. Part 4 in a 4-part series on Seniorlink employees who ar

    Read Article
  • Every 65 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. The fight against that alarming statistic continues.

    Every 65 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. The fight against that alarming statistic continues.

    Read Article
  • When I grow up I want to be...

    When I grow up I want to be...

    Life decided that I was going to be a mom, but not just a regular mom, I was going to be a mom to boys with special needs, my son's, Joey and Michael.

    Read Article
  • ‘My Two Elaines:’ How I Cared for my Wife with Alzheimer’s

    ‘My Two Elaines:’ How I Cared for my Wife with Alzheimer’s

    My “first” Elaine was a perfect wife, mother, grandmother and teacher. My “second” Elaine’s world is small. She doesn’t know my name or our history, but she’s still gentle and sweet.

    Read Article
  • Caring for my Oma as a teenager wasn’t a chore, it was an honor

    Caring for my Oma as a teenager wasn’t a chore, it was an honor

    I was like most other 16-year olds growing up in Norwalk, Connecticut: navigating high school, homework and friendships. Though, there was one major exception that set me apart: I cared for my 91-year

    Read Article
  • I’m a registered nurse by day, and my Veteran father’s caregiver by night. This is what it feels like to always be on call

    I’m a registered nurse by day, and my Veteran father’s caregiver by night. This is what it feels like to always be on call

    Yvonne Quinones-Reyes is a registered nurse at Seniorlink based in Merrillville, Indiana. Outside of work she cares for her father, Ivan Quinones, 72, a Vietnam War veteran recently diagnosed with dia

    Read Article
  • I cared for my parents, but I didn’t lose myself

    I cared for my parents, but I didn’t lose myself

    In order for me to keep living during caregiving, I have to keep working. I support myself and if I don't keep my paid speaking gigs, I don't get paid. This is my story being a caregiver.

    Read Article
  • Before I was ready: What it feels like to care for someone with early onset dementia

    Before I was ready: What it feels like to care for someone with early onset dementia

    Season DaSilva is a nurse at Seniorlink based in Massachusetts. Over the past three years she has been her stepfather’s primary caregiver. This is her story.

    Read Article
  • It’s time to recognize – and support – the family caregiver as part of the care team

    It’s time to recognize – and support – the family caregiver as part of the care team

    When her husband was diagnosed with stage 2b pancreatic cancer, Liz O’Donnell accepted the role of “full-time caregiver” to go along with mother, daughter, wife and professional for the second time.

    Read Article
  • Support family caregivers by adding a #ThankACaregiver frame to your profile picture

    Support family caregivers by adding a #ThankACaregiver frame to your profile picture

    November is National Family Caregivers Month. This year, Seniorlink is honoring caregivers by recognizing them as “The Heroes Among Us.”

    Read Article
  • The world is waking up to what caregivers are: Heroes.

    The world is waking up to what caregivers are: Heroes.

    Family caregivers are being recognized. There are signs that their voices will continue to be heard.

    Read Article
  • I began caring for my sister with Angelman Syndrome when I was 3. Now I'm 26. This is our story

    I began caring for my sister with Angelman Syndrome when I was 3. Now I'm 26. This is our story

    Read Article
  • A Letter to Mom on Thanksgiving

    A Letter to Mom on Thanksgiving

    Read Article
  • Life after caregiving: finding your new normal

    Life after caregiving: finding your new normal

    Read Article
  • The selflessness of self-care

    The selflessness of self-care

    Read Article
  • loading
    Loading More...