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Finding Gratitude in Caregiving

Finding Gratitude in Caregiving

Memento Mori: Memento Vivere; "Remember, you must die, so remember to live.” by Ms. Connie Lindsey My husband John proposed in the lobby of the hospital one week before his autologous stem cell transplant, which was scheduled for Valentine’s Day that year.  This...

The Need for Caregiver Support Groups

The Need for Caregiver Support Groups

By Pastor Jeanette Jordan Seek Help! I am so thankful for the opportunity to share my journey as a Caregiver with those reading this blog.  I am my husband’s keeper!  Robert A. Jordan, M.D., a prominent Chicago Pediatrician, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, a...

The Power of Forgiveness in Caregiving

The Power of Forgiveness in Caregiving

By Dr. Yolanda Peppers Good Day Fellow Caregivers, I want to speak about what isn’t spoken about very often; something that is quite painful, yet forgivable, and that is dealing with feelings of animosity. We oftentimes hear caregiving stories that involve loving...

Embracing a Heart for Caregiving

Embracing a Heart for Caregiving

By Denise Evans Some may call it crazy, but I call it God leading the way. My journey to embracing a heart for caregiving started when my dad called and expressed that he needed assistance. I was living in Oklahoma at the time and within a week, gave up my job, my...

Caregiving Resources and Support

Caregiving Resources and Support

By Valerie R. Canino I'm excited to share my caregiving journey with you all! Being an only child presents a unique set of circumstances as a caregiver.  God put it on my heart to be transparent and share from the perspective of caregiving resources for those who...

Honor Thy Father

Honor Thy Father

By Dr. Pamela Dykes Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (which is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may have a long life on the earth.” (Ephesians 6:1-3, Berean...

Caring for Mom

Caring for Mom

Above is a photo of me and my mother, Naomi, on February 1, 2018; my last birthday with her. By Melody N Monteiro, MA, MSW, LSW I reflected on this past Mother's Day with gratitude. Caring for my mom was a good experience with some lessons learned and truths. One...

Choosing Home Healthcare: Expert Tips

Choosing Home Healthcare: Expert Tips

Dr. Jeanne Porter King, featuring Dan Franklin Last week I discussed my personal journey with choosing home healthcare as a caregiver. Dan and his company Essential Healthcare have been such a blessing as my family cares for my mom.  Dan has so much knowledge that I...

Choosing Home Healthcare: My Journey

Choosing Home Healthcare: My Journey

By Dr. Jeanne Porter-King As many of us know, there is no guidebook on caregiving. We have all stumbled through it and done the best we can. Choosing home healthcare was one of the many challenges we had to navigate on our caregiving journey as a family.  When my...

Maintaining Emotional Strength

Maintaining Emotional Strength

by Dr. Patrica Jones-Blessman Are you a Black woman caregiver feeling run down and emotionally drained while struggling to maintain your emotional strength? You're not alone! Studies show that Black women caregivers experience significantly higher levels of stress and...

Self-Care Strategies for Caregivers

Self-Care Strategies for Caregivers

By Dr. Toni Alvarado Especially as women of color, we tend to lack self-care and put ourselves last. We give, and give, and give, and only give ourselves the crumbs of what is left.  I understand as a caregiver, what is on your mind right now. “When is the next...

Caring for the Caregiver

Caring for the Caregiver

Caregiving can bring about a roller coaster of feelings. You are grateful but also overwhelmed. You can experience both joy and sadness, hope and helplessness, all on the same day. There is a tactical side of caregiving–from coordinating nurses and doctors visits, to...

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