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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

happiness in overcoming and givingby miraonorma (0 comments)

My husband of 46 years has Parkinson's disease. He used to walk 4-plus miles to the hospital where he was a cardiologist. Now he exalts in less than one city block. But we do it! Every day! His …more

Love enduresby Roger and Camille (0 comments)

My mom Ruth had hip replacement surgery fifteen years ago and me and my wife is her caregiver over the years she started to forget her doctors explained it was vascular Demetia , through it all we had …more

Lord help me to hold outby marilyn barnett (0 comments)

My name is Marilyn almost four years ago I was getting ready to married to a wonderful hard working man. We got married in August and December he had his first stroke. In April of the following …more

"An Awakening"by Karen Rice (0 comments)

When I was diagnosed with Breast cancer a few years back, I reacted like most who receive a cancer diagnose; first thing came to mind was a “death sentence”. However, I found out later that it was …more

Knowing the person as an individualby Derek Fisher (0 comments)

Knowing the person as an individual We are all individuals, are we not? I love soccer and cricket but you may hate them both. I hate soap operas on TV but you may love them. I love my cup of tea …more

The Power of the Spiritby Anea Johnson (1 comment)

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

Love of my lifeby Christine (1 comment)

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 (3 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 Grandmother and 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

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