Caregiving Resources

We started this blog to show that you are never alone in your caregiving journey. Discover articles, tips, and stories covering the experience of caring for loved ones.

Articles and Resources

  • An older man and a doctor discussing medical records, exemplifying the vital role of caregiving in healthcare decisions

    Helping an Aging Loved One Through Declining Mental Health

    Mental health challenges can impact anyone at any time of life. However, older adults tend to be more vulnerable to depression and other mental illnesses, on average, with 14% of adults aged 60 or older suffering from a mental disorder. “If you recognize or hear from a loved one that their day-to-day life is significantly…

    Read more: Helping an Aging Loved One Through Declining Mental Health
  • McKnight’s Column – Mission possible: Caring for our Caregivers

    Thank you, McKnight’s Home Care, for publishing “Mission possible: Caring for our caregivers” authored by Matthew Marek, Careforth president and CEO. In this article, Matt discusses the recent analysis on Structured Family Caregiving which demonstrated an improvement of quality and a lower cost of care. An excerpt:  “The United States is in the clutches…

    Read more: McKnight’s Column – Mission possible: Caring for our Caregivers
  • What Is a Family Caregiver?

    Caregivers, often family members, are the people who regularly provide care for a child or adult who is sick, elderly, or has a disability. Family caregivers take care of their loved ones every day. They help with daily tasks, providing emotional support, and assist with whatever their loved one may need. “Many people…

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Sharing Strength and Inspiration

Being a caregiver is complicated. Because looking after a loved one isn’t always easy. There are good days and bad. Laughter and tears. Challenges and victories. That’s why it’s so important to share stories. It’s how we connect with each other. And remember we’re not alone. 

Hear from Careforth caregivers. Their journeys may help guide or inspire yours.

Image of Katiria with her grandmother


Katiria cares for her grandmother Maria with the help of their Careforth care manager, Erin.

“Our care manager, Erin—what an amazing person, treated me and Grandma with so much respect. Made us feel we were part of the team.”


Richard cares for his mother, Gloria, with the help of their Careforth care manager, Caesar.

“It’s my mom. There’s only one mom you have in this world and I would not turn my back on her.”

An image of Richard with his mother Gloria
An image of Alice talking to her mother Edra


Alice cares for her mother of 86, Edra, with the help of Careforth.

“I didn’t have a problem taking care of her. It was something I’ve done for years and it was just something that needed to be done. I would rather have her at home than in a nursing home.”

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