Caregiving Basics

In any caregiving situation, there are four basic guidelines to help ensure that you offer loved ones the attention and support that they need.

Below are some additional resources that can be applied to many caregiving situations (Don’t see what you’re looking for here? Enter in a topic in the search button on the top right-hand side of this page or ask Karen):

A Healthy Riddle


What can you give someone that is organic, naturally sweet, no pesticides, non-fattening, no preservatives and 100% wholesome? It is also free and the supply is endless, and it lowers blood pressure and reduces stress, which cuts the risk of heart disease. I am wondering… can you solve this riddle? Oh by the way it […]

122+ Ways to Care Well Free E-Book


Our friend has cancer. Our neighbor is unemployed. Our parent is elderly. Individuals who need our comfort and care are all around us. The problem, however, arises when our hearts say, “Go,” but our heads say, “No.” We may tend to avoid these situations because we don’t know what to say or do. Does that […]

I Have Parkinson’s


Are you kind and respectful to all people even to those who look or behave differently than you do? My brother, Harold, had Parkinson’s disease. My nephew, Larry, told me that often when he and his father went to restaurants or stores, individuals would treat Harold like he was mentally ill or dangerous.  They would talk […]

Leave Your Advice On The Shelf


What is one of the most wonderful gifts you can give another person?

You don’t have to go to the mall to buy it. It’s free, and it is one of the most powerful ways to be God’s “light” to those who are suffering. What is this wonderful gift? It is listening, really listening to another person. Hearing his or her story and helping the person tell his or her story.

4 Hugs A Day


The power of the human touch is vital. Several sources suggest that everyone needs at least four hugs a day for healthy survival, 8 hugs a day for emotional strength and 12 hugs a day to really grow. Start hugging. Start by hugging your children and your spouse. . . .12 hugs a day! What a difference you will make in their lives.

Pray For Your President


When my calendar announced that February 16 is Presidents’ Day, I asked myself: How can I use this designated American holiday on Wisdom of the Wounded, a caregiving program? Swiftly, the answer came: I should do a program on caring for our President!

How can we care for our President? Again, the answer came quickly, we can pray.

Until Their Last Breath


When Jim Jameson’s glasses were lost, nobody took the loss very seriously.  After all, Jim was in Hospice care.  Since time was running out on his life, the prevailing attitude was that his glasses weren’t necessary. Earl Howe thought differently.  He hustled around until new glasses were crafted for Jim.  Jim was delighted that he […]

For a Broken Heart


“An Act of Kindness for a Broken Heart”  – Anonymous story shared by Meladee McCarty in Chicken Soup for the Soul “Hi, Mommy, what are you doing?” asked Susie. “I’m making a casserole for Mrs. Smith next door,” said her mother. “Why?”  Asked Susie, who was only six years old. “Because Mrs. Smith is very […]

Who Can Resist A Chocolate Chip Cookie?


Who can resist freshly baked homemade chocolate chip cookies . . . or any kind of cookie? How do you like to eat your chocolate chip cookies: Warm? With a glass of cold milk? With a cup of coffee? You will enjoy the cookies even more, if you share some of them with another person. […]

Help Change The Focus


A cancer patient once said to me, “One of the awful things about cancer is that it consumes your whole life.  My life is filled with thinking about cancer, trying various treatments, reading articles about cancer survivors, taking tests, worry about cancer…on and on…cancer can consume your life, your whole schedule. So the following three […]

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