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The Caregiver Stories

There’s a caregiver in all of us.
Here are stores from those who lead with love.

Caregiver at Heart

Whether they’re a senior, the child of an aging parent, a healthcare worker, or just someone who finds meaning through serving others, our blog contributors live with the heart of a caregiver.

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“We never tell our residents they can’t. When it comes to dignity, you treat them as an adult every single time.”

From the heart of a Healthcare Professional

Patrick Hurts: Dignity is not negotiable

“We never tell our residents they can’t. When it comes to dignity, you treat them as an adult every single time.”

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Living with Dementia

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“She’s just an angel. There are just no words really to describe what she gave to my family. ”

From the heart of a Healthcare Professional

Katie Fogarty: The Impact of a Caregiver

“She’s just an angel. There are just no words really to describe what she gave to my family. ”

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A Life of Caring - It's Gonna Be OK

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“If you don’t know Simone, you’ll want to know Simone. No matter what the situation, she’s just that calm, steady, loving force.”

From the heart of a Healthcare Professional

Shannon Riberdy: A Fierce Will to Love

“If you don’t know Simone, you’ll want to know Simone. No matter what the situation, she’s just that calm, steady, loving force.”

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A Life of Caring - It's Gonna Be OK

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“‘It’s gonna be OK’ really is something that I always say, because I’ve been through a lot, and it always is OK.”

From the heart of a Healthcare Professional

Simone Pena: Blessed

“‘It’s gonna be OK’ really is something that I always say, because I’ve been through a lot, and it always is OK.”

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A Life of Caring - It's Gonna Be OK

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“My life became the virus early on and it still is. That meant long days, not much sleep. When you’re on heightened awareness, you’re constantly in tune. You don’t know how to take a step back.”

From the heart of a Healthcare Professional

Ann Cheverton: Warrior, Defender, Caregiver

“My life became the virus early on and it still is. That meant long days, not much sleep. When you’re on heightened awareness, you’re constantly in tune. You don’t know how to take a step back.”

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In a post - COVID world, is assisted living safe?

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“My expectations of myself have become bigger during the time of the pandemic. I push forward even when my back is hurting. My level of care has improved.”

From the heart of a Healthcare Worker

Judith Miranda: Care & Wisdom Beyond Her Years

“My expectations of myself have become bigger during the time of the pandemic. I push forward even when my back is hurting. My level of care has improved.”

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In a post - COVID world, is assisted living safe?

4 min read