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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

New to caregivingby Martha McDown (0 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


My Success Storyby Amber Johnson (0 comments)

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


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

Beginningby (Ms) Bert (0 comments)

The process of caring for my mother who has dementia has just began for me. I am bombarded with different advise. I want to do what is best for her but it's seems I know nothing of caring for a …more

YOU JUST DO IT AND YOU GET THROUGH ITby Lois Troutman (0 comments)

I had my story placed on the web site of and it was in two of their online newsletters. Here is the link: It is …more

Companion providerby Diane (0 comments)

I work though an agency i go into the homes and clean and some times take the elderly people i work for to the doctor.Some have children out of town so I'm all they see twice a week. They love to go …more

Grateful for My Seniorsby Brenda Miller (0 comments)

Sometimes I find myself in a slump and Then God sends me clients that remind me why I LOVE what I do. Today, and I often do, had client's that made me PROUD to be a CAREgiver for Home Instead Senior …more

Real Loveby Marge Albrecht (0 comments)

On July 3rd, 2011 my husband had a massive stroke and was care flighted to a hospital 300 miles away. My daughter drove me in our car to be with him. He had a blood clot the size of a golf ball on …more

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