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


I saw my mom finally able to relax…

"I just wish my mom would’ve let me contact you sooner. When the hospice team came and were so loving when they ask about my mom’s wishes, I saw my mom finally able to relax and actually look at peace. I thank God every day for hospice, you are very special people, I just wish patients would not wait so long and know that just because hospice is called in, doesn’t always mean the end. Thank you for taking such loving care of my mama."

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