Caregiver Wisdom: Don’t Take it Personally

Family Caregiver Alliance

As a caregiver, you may learn that things change in the relationship between you and the loved one for whom you care. For example, you may learn that the father you’re caring for is more willing to engage in activities when they involve other people, and less willing to do so when they [...]

Caregiver Wisdom: Reaching the “End of the Road” with Peace & Dignity 


Family Caregiver Alliance

Deciding on the right kind of care for your situation

I get very upset when one kind of caregiving is seen as “better” than other kinds. I have seen person after person (including myself) agonize over a decision to place their loved one in a SNF (skilled nursing facility) with some others expressing pride [...]

Caregiver Wisdom . . . on Control

We Caregivers Are Not the Ones in Control…

I have learned in Caregiving that we Caregivers are not the ones in control.  There is no such thing as control for us.  We don’t make people sick or well, we only help them as they go through either.  So, all we can possibly do is the very [...]

Caregiver Wisdom: The Really Good Caregiver

Family Caregiver Alliance

From the voice of a family caregiver

Dear Caregivers,

I feel there is a tendency to think that only caregiving at home from the beginning of an illness to the end of someone’s life is the best care.  And somehow that your devotion and love for someone is only measured by how long you can [...]