“I just want my family to have a normal life again, and that keeps me going.”
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!
Her life was turned upside down when her husband was diagnosed with an early-onset condition of Frontotemporal Dementia.
Nora is a retired, single librarian who was asked to take on the power of attorney for her friend and neighbor.
Rob, has moved in with his mom after she suffered a serious fall while on vacation.
Sometimes the hardest part of being a caregiver is letting go.
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.