Stories Archives - Caring Across Generations

Category: Stories

My Care Story

In the Fall of 2017, I found out I was pregnant. I was excited, joyful and… concerned. There are so...

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“If he gets COVID, it’s over”: I talked to spousal caregivers during COVID, here’s what I’ve learned

Family caregivers are everywhere. The latest studies show there are 53 million of them, an increase of 9.5 million in...

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How to do Holidays during the Pandemic

Our holidays are going to look really different this year, so that we can keep each other and our communities...

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How Home Care Makes it Possible to Manage My Writing Career and MS

By Elaine Shelly It’s been another long, but fulfilling day thanks to my home care aides. It began with attending...

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How are you doing? We want to hear your experiences

The single most effective thing you can do to convince a lawmaker to pass meaningful supports for family caregivers is sharing your personal experiences. We know that our stories make caregiving real for members of Congress, and storytelling is the most powerful tool we have as advocates.

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Meet Beth: Our New Managing Director, Campaign Whiz, and Family Caregiver

We’re so excited to welcome Beth Shipp as our new managing director. Beth brings a wealth of campaign management experience...

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Universal Family Care: Big, Bold, Doable

On Monday, June 24th, we took a huge step forward in changing the way that we care. Because the way...

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#WeKnowYouCare: On The Basis of Sex, masculinity, and caregiving

You cannot value something you cannot see Which is why we’re so excited about the campaign we’re running inspired by...

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I am never going to let anyone else feel this level of despair and isolation. Shaista Kazmi on being committed to quality, affordable, culturally competent in-home care.

Shaista Kazmi is a family caregiver from West Bloomfield, Michigan. She’s experienced the isolation and guilt of caregiving, as well...

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I cannot imagine going back to the old ways. Jeffery Kearney on how getting the right support makes all the difference.

Jeffery Kearney is a life-long caregiver currently coordinating care for his mother from afar in Washington, DC. He’s always played...

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