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This is a collection of caregiving story submissions from our readers. Caregiving demands physical, mental and emotional stamina and the ability to meet new challenges daily. Both Family Caregivers and Professional Caregivers are able to find support by sharing their experiences with other Caregivers. We invite you to inspire others by sharing stories about your caregiving journey.
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Marguerite Cared for by Kim Bullen of Boise , ID

Back in August of 2006, I was working as a sitter in a hospital setting in Boise. When my boss asked about my desire to work in a home setting, I said "sure". Within 1 week, I was introduced to Marguerite, without knowing the impact she would later have in my life. I did the basics of home health for her, mainly companionship. Over the following months, she went through a lot of caregivers as there were "personality" conflicts. But I continued to be by her side. I teased her a lot, saying tha...

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My Grandpa Donald

Cared for by Mr. Steven Eelucio of Lemon Grove, CA
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My Grandma Lillian Fabajenski

Cared for by Mrs. Lauren Jackson of Highland Township, MI

In Memory Of Henry & Versina Hendricks

Cared for by Mrs. Pamela Burgess of Easley, SC

My Grandma Allan Forster

Cared for by Mr. Luke Forster of Toronto, ON
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My Client Janet

Cared for by Ms. Jania Simmons of Baltimore, MD
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In Memory Of Amelia Soto

Cared for by Mrs. Rosa Rivera of Bronx, NY

My Client Ruby Pietry

Cared for by Mrs. Brenda Jackson of Lufkin, TX

In Memory Of Mr. Worther

Cared for by Ms. Shantina Fountain of Bluffton, SC
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My Client Patricia Biren

Cared for by Ms. Sheldon Vasquez of Beverly Hills, CA

My Mom Mother Ina Father Ray

Cared for by Mrs. Charlie AKA Linda Blakemore of Oakdale, CA
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