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  • Family Caregiver Journey Spotlight: Janice & Nikki’s Story

    The following shares the story of Jan and Nikki and their Caregiver Journey. The Careforth team thanks Jan and Nikki for their openness to sharing their experience so that others who identify with them may take similar steps to build support and connections in their own journey. From an early age, Janice (‘Jan’)…

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  • Caregiver Journey Spotlight: Jennifer & Donna’s Story

    The following shares the story of Donna and her Caregiver Journey. The Careforth team thanks Donna for her openness to share her experience so that others who identify with her may take similar steps to build support and connections in their own journey. Donna always knew she would play the role of caregiver…

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  • A caregiver son giving his mother a hug

    Richard & Gloria’s Story

    It’s my mom. It’s only one mom you have in this world. My mom had a couple strokes, pretty much paralyzed her right side. And from that point, they told me that she had the Alzheimer’s dementia, and that’s where my journey started. And I said, it’s better if she is at home…

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  • An image of Alice talking to her mother Edra

    Alice & Edra’s Story

    You want them to try to be themselves as much as they can and be able to do things for themselves as much as they can. Edra: My name is Edra, and I am 86 years old.   Alice: Well, she has a little bit of dementia. She’s a little bit unsteady at times,…

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  • Katiria and Maria’s Story

    I’ve been a caregiver for Grandma for about seven years, and the experience has been quite amazing. Grandma has diabetes and high blood pressure. We try to set our goals for the day—motivation, determination, doctor’s appointments. I make sure there’s an activity to get done, whether it’s just a ride—just to get Grandma’s spirit…

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  • How Do You Know You’re a Caregiver? Ask Deborah

    Only now does Deborah Fisher realize she’s always been a caregiver at heart. She adopted and raised seven children. She gave birth to a daughter prematurely who needed care growing up. She raised a foster son. Soon she will help to care for her daughter’s premature twins. And, supported by her caregiver team…

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  • A caregiver posing for a picture with her elderly mother and another caregiver

    They Held Me Up, They Guided Me, They Held on Tight

    One Caregiver’s Experience with Careforth (formerly known as Seniorlink & Caregiver Homes) In 2014, Wanda’s 87-year-old mother Constance suffered a stroke on a camping trip. Up to that point, Constance had been independent, strong, and in love with life. “In her mind, she was forever 20,” says Wanda, a resident of Rehoboth, MA.…

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  • Young hands tenderly holding elderly hands

    Two Sisters, a Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis, and The Louisiana State Caregiver Support Program That Helps Them Live Happily at Home

    Donna and Jennifer, sisters, are incredibly close. Donna has played a major role in helping Jennifer, who has cerebral palsy, since they were teenagers. Donna knows what her sister likes and does not like to better support Jennifer with her personal care, her health, and her day-to-day needs. The sisters like to go…

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