Family Caregiving


Bathing & Dressing WATCH VIDEO (Courtesy of Family Caregiver Alliance)

Toileting & Incontinence WATCH VIDEO (Courtesy of Family Caregiver Alliance)

Books/Printed Resources

The Gift of Caring: Saving Our Parents from the Perils of Modern Healthcare – Elizabeth Eckstrom and Marcy Cottrell Houle – Summary: Excellent resource that goes through the end of life experiences for one parent with dementia and another parent with multiple acute illnesses, interspersed with comments and advice from an OHSU Geriatrician.  Includes a list of medications that pose a significant risk in older users. BUY ON AMAZON

Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant – Roz Chast –Summary: A graphic novel that tells the unvarnished story from the caregiver’s perspective – funny and emotional at the same time. BUY ON AMAZON


…you made us feel special…

"I wish I could find the perfect words to describe how grateful we are for what you did for us… We know all of your patients and families are given the same care but you made us feel special… Without you we would never have been able to spend 'Jane’s' final weeks by her side and caring for her at home."

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