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Stories of Caring

Give strength to other caregivers by sharing your experiences. Share your story.

Stories of caring are all around us. Every caregiver has a story, and every story ripples through family members, friends, coworkers and beyond. When Lori Hogan set out to collect 52 caregiving stories to include in Strength for the Moment, she didn’t have to go far to find an abundance of personal narratives, advice, wisdom, inspiration and hope.

The caregiving stories shared in Strength for the Moment come from people in or close to the Home Instead Senior Care® network—staff members, franchise owners, partners, family members, friends and other acquaintances—who have generously offered to share their stories to help caregivers find strength and encouragement.

Read a few of those stories from the book, and we encourage you to also share yours.


Stories from Readers

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The Power of the Spiritby Anea Johnson (0 comments)

It was a cloudy Friday afternoon in Roswell, a suburb north of Atlanta. I had just picked up my three children ages 5, 7, and 11 from their summer camp program and we were headed over to my mothers …more


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my dream !by hudaif (0 comments)

i have a lot of dreams !have a cat as a pet , buy a x box etc.i wish it towards till the end. thank you. …more


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my dream !by hudaif (0 comments)

i have a lot of dreams !have a cat as a pet , buy a x box etc.i wish it towards till the end. thank you. …more


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my dream !by hudaif (0 comments)

i have a lot of dreams !have a cat as a pet , buy a x box etc.i wish it towards till the end. thank you. …more


Love of my lifeby Christine (0 comments)

I married my high school sweetheart! We have two children. At the young age of 43 he suffered a cardiac arrest while working with our son (19) Our son began CPR. My husband "died" 4 times... He has …more


New to caregivingby Martha McDown (2 comments)

I'm a caregiver to my husband who was diagnosed with Parkinson's. It's been a long, long journey but, it's just beginning. I have been doing it alone for 3yrs He deserves better care but I'm not …more


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My Success Storyby Amber Johnson (1 comment)

All of my life I have dreamed of being a mother; and a doctor. I began this journey at 16 years of age when I graduated high school. I went on to attend the local community college earning my …more


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My Grandmother amd Iby Dane Mann (0 comments)

This is not the beginning, or the end of this journey. This is only a very small piece of a whole. So here I am laying in bed restless and frustrated..unable to calm my caregiver brain....just 34 more …more


once I had a dream of my residentby jhenina domingo (1 comment)

Hi my name is Jhenina Domingo, I have worked at Aegis of Edmonds for almost 11 months. I was working as caregiver for 2 months and now I am a medication caremanager for 9 months now. But before I …more


The Compassionate Young Boyby Emmanuel Aghado (0 comments)

Once upon a time, in a small village in Kenya, there lived a young boy with his step family. Due to the scarcity of water in the village, the young boy awoke early every morning, carried his pot and …more

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