Caregiving with Siblings - Part 2: Four Tips to Gain the Support of Siblings

In Caregiving with Siblings – Part 1 of this two-part series on adult siblings jointly providing care to aging parents, we followed the story of Christine, age 56, who was overwhelmed as the primary caregiver for her aging mother. Her brother resides out-of-town and her sister is neglecting her share of the caregiving load. According [...]

Caregiving with Siblings - Part 1: Reducing Sibling Tensions in Family Caregiving

Christine, age 56, is at her wit’s end with her siblings. Her brother has just told her that he cannot visit their mother in Ohio this week. Her sister, despite living in the same town as their mother, has not visited in over a month and is notably absent from caregiving responsibilities.

Christine feels a wide [...]

A Caregiver's Carol

December 20, 2011

By Sean Coffey, Policy Specialist, Family Caregiver Alliance

‘Twas the night before Christmas,
And all through the house, not a caregiver was stirring, not even a mouse.
The loved ones were all tucked in and asleep,
Without any grumblings-not even a peep!

The laundry was folded and clean,
Even the house had a warm Christmas sheen.
The 12 prescriptions [...]