Since caregiving can often begin with a sudden call in the night due to a
stroke, fall or other emergency time and timing are chronic caregiver issues.
Therefore we've stressed practicality and ease of use in the design of this site.
You will find all the topic sections (Driving,
Eating, Home Care, etc.) follow
a similar layout.
- Things to look for
- Questions to ask
- Steps to take
- At-home coping strategies
You can print any of this information easily for ongoing reference or use at
home, with a physician or in a care facility.
Interactivity is a key component of How to Care; you will find various ways of
asking for help and sharing what you have learned with other caregivers. Please
take the time to contribute your knowledge and experience so that How to Care becomes
the best elder caregiving resource available.
Each topic ends with A Caregiver's Perspective by Karen Henderson or another
experienced caregiver who shares their personal experiences, thoughts and feelings.
Our aging society must grapple not only with how we treat our present seniors but also
how we, their adult daughters and sons, want to be treated as we ourselves age. For this
reason, we will also include discussions of such social and humane issues as ageism,
restraints and risk.
Finally we know caregivers need support desperately; please tell us what you need.
Help us to help you make caregiving a positive experience.
We welcome your input.