Mara was a caregiver to her sister Rose and also her mother.
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!
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
Paul is an amazing man and a role model of strength, stamina, commitment and love for his wife.
We think that Sandy is a wonderful caregiver and deserving of being recognized as a “Caregiver Hero.”
TJW lost her friend to cancer in January 2016. Since January, she has been helping her friend’s husband sort through many of her friend’s belongings.
Katharine’s life was turned upside down because of a serious fall.
Tom is a dedicated volunteer who helps care for a group of men who are re-covering alcoholics. This picture shows him picking up some of our cooking gifts that will be used in the men’s group kitchen.