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Family Caregiver Story Project

  • Title: Donna L.
    Name:
    Donna L. Bombard
    Location:
    Lebanon
    Caregiver Relationship:
    Parent
    Living Arrangements:
    Share Home
    Primary Illness:
    Frail/Elderly
    Post date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 16:35

    My name is Donna, and I am 63 years old and a widow..My mother lives with me and has for the last 12 years. Her name is Rose and she is 89 years old and also a widow.

  • Title: esther
    Name:
    esther hackett
    Location:
    laurens
    Caregiver Relationship:
    Parent
    Living Arrangements:
    Other
    Primary Illness:
    Frail/Elderly
    Post date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 16:35

    my name is Esther and I am caring for my mother,margaret, who is 84,and is very frial and is unable to care for herself. She has been this way before my dad died.

  • Title: Eleanor
    Name:
    Eleanor Greenslade
    Location:
    Kalamazoo
    Caregiver Relationship:
    Parent
    Living Arrangements:
    Long Distance
    Primary Illness:
    Frail/Elderly
    Post date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 16:35

    My name is Eleanor, and I am 57 years old, and care for my elderly mother, Irene, who just turned 89 in December. She is living on her own in a senior apartment, ran by the Sisters of St. Joseph.

  • Title: Joan C.
    Name:
    Joan C. Clay
    Location:
    Rochester
    Caregiver Relationship:
    Parent
    Living Arrangements:
    Share Home
    Primary Illness:
    Frail/Elderly
    Post date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 16:35

    Joan C. Clay -My Story – February 2003

  • Title: Judy
    Name:
    Judy Black
    Location:
    Portland
    Caregiver Relationship:
    Parent
    Living Arrangements:
    Share Home
    Primary Illness:
    Frail/Elderly
    Post date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 16:35

    At age 62 I, Judy, became my mother Mildred's full-time caregiver. She was 89 at the time and mentally alert, but physically frail.

  • Title: Rogelio
    Name:
    Rogelio Quinones
    Location:
    El Paso
    Caregiver Relationship:
    Parent
    Living Arrangements:
    Other
    Primary Illness:
    Frail/Elderly
    Post date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 16:35

    My name is Rogelio or "Roger" Quinones, I am single now,age 63, male (I feel great or of having completed my special mission to my dear family!)

  • Title: Harriet M.
    Name:
    Harriet M. Epstein
    Location:
    Vienna
    Caregiver Relationship:
    Parent
    Living Arrangements:
    Other
    Primary Illness:
    Frail/Elderly
    Post date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 16:35

    My name is Harriet. I am retired after a 20-year career in the aging field
    including 16 years at an Area Agency on Aging. I am 64 years old and

  • Title: michele
    Name:
    michele ortiz
    Location:
    springfield
    Caregiver Relationship:
    Parent
    Living Arrangements:
    Long Distance
    Primary Illness:
    Frail/Elderly
    Post date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 16:35

    My name is Michele. I am 30 years old, married with 2 children, 5 and 2 years of age. My mother's name is Faye. She is 73. After my dad passed away, she lost his pension.

  • Title: R S
    Name:
    R S Targum
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Caregiver Relationship:
    Parent
    Living Arrangements:
    Share Home
    Primary Illness:
    Frail/Elderly
    Post date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 16:35

    I am Sherry,a 60 year old female caring for my almost 92 year old mother,Bertie.

  • Title: Deborah
    Name:
    Deborah Schley
    Location:
    portland
    Caregiver Relationship:
    Parent
    Living Arrangements:
    Share Home
    Primary Illness:
    Frail/Elderly
    Post date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 16:35

    Taking care of a beloved parent(Helen) is the best job in the world and also terribly isolating and scary.