Defining Differences in Caregiving

Acute/Immediate Caregiving

  • When someone is in the hospital, recovering from short term illness or surgery.

Intermittent Caregiving

When someone requires some care, or is expected to make a full recovery.

Long Term/Intense Caregiving

  •  When someone isn't expected to make a fully recovery. It could be several months or several years. This level of caregiving is all encompassing.

Post Caregiving

  • After your loved one no longer requires help, navigating the world again can be hard. 

Gifts for Caregiving

Caregiving Gifts

Caregiving Gifts

Taking care of someone is tough work. It can be a rollercoaster... 

  • A Dish Lesson

    A Dish Lesson

    How an ask from my mom to rearrange my kitchen cabinets made me realize an important caregiving lesson.

    A Dish Lesson

    How an ask from my mom to rearrange my kitchen cabinets made me realize an important caregiving lesson.

  • Uranus Opposition in Taurus, While Caregiving

    Uranus Opposition in Taurus, While Caregiving

    What happens when your Uranus Opposition happens while you a family caregiver? I’m living it right now. Hint: Love, Money, Enoughness, Lack of Freedom and Lots of Learning. It’s ALL...

    Uranus Opposition in Taurus, While Caregiving

    What happens when your Uranus Opposition happens while you a family caregiver? I’m living it right now. Hint: Love, Money, Enoughness, Lack of Freedom and Lots of Learning. It’s ALL...

  • Create a DIY Hospital Comfort Bag for a Someone Who Has a Loved One in the Hospital

    Create a DIY Hospital Comfort Bag for a Someone...

    Create a DIY Hospital Comfort Bag for someone who has a loved one in the hospital. With a loved one in the hospital or going in for treatments, having a grab...

    Create a DIY Hospital Comfort Bag for a Someone...

    Create a DIY Hospital Comfort Bag for someone who has a loved one in the hospital. With a loved one in the hospital or going in for treatments, having a grab...

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  • Open Arms Minnesota

    Is a non-profit that prepares medically tailored meals for critically ill individuals and house bound seniors (and caregivers) at no cost. There is no income requirement.

    Go to OpenArms website 
  • CaringBridge

    Family and friends want to be updated on surgery, progress, or how to help. Instead of texting, emailing and calling a long list of family and friends, create a free CaringBridge site.

    Tara has done it both ways texting/calling individuals and using CaringBridge. She highly recommends using CaringBridge to update everyone. It's saves a lot of time and reduces your stress level.

    Pro tip:  Ask someone else to help maintain the site, it's a huge help. Especially day of surgery or right when they come come home.

    Go to CaringBridge Website 
  • Caregiver Action Network

    Caregiver Action Network (CAN) is the nation’s leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for the more than 90 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age. Resources to family caregivers across the country free of charge.

    Go to Caregiver Action Network website 
  • AARP

    AARP has some great resources for caregivers.  Including lots of helpful blog posts on their site.

    Go to AARP Caregiving website 
  • Canadian Home Care Association (CHCA)

    A Canadian caregiving resource for my Canadian folks.

    Go to CHCA website 
  • Carers UK

    A UK caregiver resource for those reside in the UK.

    Go to Carers UK website 
  • Carers Trust

    Carers Trust in another UK resource.

    Go to Carers Trust website 
  • Care.

    Is an international site that connects people to local senior caregivers, child caregivers, house keeping and pet care services.

    Go to Care. website