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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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I feel like I’m running on fumes. Heather Bolden on the challenges – and rewards – of being a sandwich generation caregiver.

Heather Bolden is a family caregiver in her early 50’s from Farmington, Minnesota. She’s both a caregiver to her mom...

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I was still trying to figure out my own life. Aisha Adkins on taking on life-or-death caregiver responsibilities at 28.

Aisha Adkins is a 33 year old family caregiver from Atlanta, Georgia. Not only was her caregiving role unexpected, the...

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I knew the Alzheimer’s had taken over. Debbie Borque on feeling defeated by a disease.

Debbie Borque is a 60 year old family caregiver from Biddleford, Maine. One thing she makes plain is that even...

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The system is the problem. Miri Lyons opens up about being stretched between work and caregiving.

Miri Lyons is a 36 year old family caregiver and in-home care worker from Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Miri has oriented...

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I was successful, thanks to my mother. Skip Worchester on how caregiving can also unearth difficult emotions.

Skip Worchester is a 72 year old veteran, family caregiver, and elder from Hermon, Maine. Skip cared for his mother...

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The hardest time of my life. Lee Giles reflects on her past and her daughter’s future.

Lee Giles is a 74 year old family caregiver, homecare worker, and elder from Veazie, Maine. Lee’s been around the...

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