Caregiving Advice

There is no template for family caregiving, and no perfect way to do the hardest job no one ever applies for. But good advice can come from those who have also walked the path.

7 Helpful Tips for Long Distance Caregivers

Maybe you have an aging parent who lives a few hours away. Or, maybe one of your children who lives out of state has recently suffered an injury. You want to be near them and care for them, but distan...

12 Engaging Hospital Activities for Adults

If you or a loved one are staying in a hospital for an extended period of time, you might be looking for new ways to keep busy and avoid cabin fever. We asked our community to share some fun activitie...

5 Effective Tips for Starting a Care Calendar

A family caregiver’s to-do list can feel endless. Doctor’s appointments, monitoring medications, prepping meals … it can be a lot to manage. This is where the importance of getting help comes in...

10 Tips for Parents of Kids With Cancer

Learning your child has a chronic illness is a feeling you cannot prepare for. The new and unfamiliar stresses can cause intense feelings of love, sadness, grief, panic, and guilt. All those feel...

The Gift of Listening

When you’re caring for a child with cancer, talking with others who understand can be invaluable. CaringBridge has partnered with The Mighty to create a public group that is also a safe space for pa...

How to Deal with Grief & Loss

Losing a loved one is one of the most trying things you’ll ever experience. You may feel as if you’ll never recover or that the weight of the loss is too much for you to bear. Although truly diffi...

Caregiving is a Reflection of Self-Compassion

Have you ever wondered whether you were ready to take on the awesome responsibility of caring for another person? It is reasonable to question ourselves, doubt our abilities and even contemplate abdic...

How to Care for Your Terminally Ill Child

Over many years, we’ve found that people who have used CaringBridge are often willing to share their experiences with the hope of helping others. And while the very thought of losing a child mak...

8 Tips to Care for Siblings of a Sick Child

To parent or care for a sick child is all-consuming—and to be a parent or caregiver of more than one child during this difficult time can seem impossible. But as a parent or caregiver, you know it i...