Caregiving/Family

40 Must Read Family Caregiver Blogs

You’re a family caregiver, providing must-have supportive care for an aged, chronically-ill, and/or disabled loved one.

You’re lonely, stressed, and tired.

The long-term nature of caregiving that so often accompanies today’s current healthcare system leaves you wondering if you have what it takes to keep all the plates spinning.

It wouldn’t take much – one more unexpected hospitalization, one more secondary infection, one more medical procedure denied by insurance – for all the plates to come crashing down on the floor.  

If you’re like millions of other family caregivers, you worry about your loved one, you feel ill-equipped to provide 24/7 caregiving services, and you feel really, really alone.

Family Caregiver Online Resources

Caregiving isn’t exactly a trending topic on Twitter, even though it currently affects over 40 million Americans providing essential support services for disabled family members.

There’s not a lot of information or advocacy groups out there, championing the needs of this subpopulation (I think the hospital social worker sent me home with a self-care brochure…); instead, many caregivers get sucked into the vortex of isolation and stress, struggling to find ways to come up for air.

Connecting with other caregivers and caregiver resources online can be a great way to provide family caregivers with the community and information they need to navigate the highly-individualized stresses of long-term care.

Here is a listing of popular caregiver blogs that I’ve found helpful along my journey as a family caregiver:

Aging, Chronically-ill, & Disabled Caregivers:

Military & Veteran Caregivers:

Did we miss one?

Share your favorite caregiver blogger’s links in the comment below!

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