Sometimes the hardest part of being a caregiver is letting go.
Family caregivers do many amazing heroic acts. They help with household duties, take people to medical appointments, help with shopping, meals, dressing, hygiene and many more tasks. Family caregivers often have great stress, assume extra financial burdens and may suffer from burnout.
Caregiving Matters believes that the care of the ill by family members and friends is very important and deserves greater recognition and appreciation by our society.
“Caregiver Heroes” is dedicated to appreciating, acknowledging and simply thanking family caregivers for all they do.
Meet our Caregiver Heroes!
As a grandmother, you ache for your daughter and granddaughter.
Over the next six months, we will be sharing these stories as a part of Caregiver Heroes. Month by month, we’ll learn about a caregiving inspiration and their stories.
Life can change in a blink. A couple of years ago, Liz was the mother of a wonderful 2 year old boy and looking forward to the birth of their second child when suddenly her husband had a severe stroke. While he was being rushed to the hospital, she went into labour. She was giving … Continued
Our Dad, Ron, has always been our hero.
Mara was a caregiver to her sister Rose and also her mother.
Through all his caregiving, there was lots of laughter in the home. That is love.
Nina cares for her mother, who has dementia, and her mother-in-law, who has diabetes and a heart condition.
Liz cared for her husband until his recent passing. She also drove cancer patients for a decade and volunteered at respite.
Steven willing has been the principal caregiver to his parents Becky and Art who are both in their 90’s. His parents recently moved into a Veteran’s building that offers amazing programs and services. According to Steven: “Caregiving is a tough full time job that takes great patience, organizational skills and well-honed social skills.” Leveraging his … Continued