Caregiving Advice

There is no template for family caregiving, and no perfect way to do the hardest job no one ever applies for. But good advice can come from those who have also walked the path.

5 Best Ways to Be a Caregiver’s Cheerleader

In 1998, my mother Bonnie was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer, and in 2001 she was stricken with liver cancer. As a nurse, my mother was the one providing care for others. She was even a caregiv...

Caring for Two Parents through Illness and Hospice

Elizabeth knows what it’s like to be busy. She raises two teenagers with her husband and works full time in IT product management. On top of this, she authors the Savvy Sandwicher, a blog dedicated ...

Tips to be a Great Patient Advocate

Navigating a diagnosis and treatment plan can be frustrating and confusing. But what if you could take steps to be a great advocate for yourself or a loved one? Dr. Emil Lou, an oncologist with a pass...

With Courage Comes Strength

Supporting my friend and her husband as he died of ALS was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.  But I wouldn’t have had it any other way. It all began seven years ago when I met...

Caring for the Caregiver

When a person is sick, the focus is on them. But illness happens to the family. It happens to you. Well-meaning friends and relatives may say to those caring for a loved one with a serious illness tha...

8 Essential Questions about Respite Care

If you’re a full-time caregiver, you can’t do it all. If you feel like you could use a break every once in awhile, don’t be afraid to ask for help or look into respite care. What is respite care...