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October 21, 2014 4:22 AM
Take a moment to watch Aging in America: Stuck in the Middle, an issue that plagues millions of Americans that don't qualify for medicaid, but don't have enough money to pay for long term care. Beacon Hill Village in Boston has come up with an innovative solution with community living for seniors. The grassroots campaign now has over 140 similar villages around the country.
Do you have enough time for yourself?
September 12, 2014 8:44 AM

It's no secret that being a caregiver is stressful. So what is the best way to reduce that stress?

A major philosophy of CarePond exists on the premise of caring for those who care for others. If you feel overwhelmed or isolated as a caregiver, you're not alone. We gathered thousands of data points submitted to us by other caregivers related to stress, their support networks and personal care.

Here's what we found:


Oddly enough, even with a strong support network, 67% of caregivers surveyed found their stress levels unaffected. So what was the biggest stress reducer?

That's right. Take some time out of the day to do something you enjoy, be it with a loved one or yourself. Make it a priority, just like breakfast and lunch. Although at times it may be hard to come to terms with, caring for yourself is always a first priority, even when caring for someone you love.

CarePond Mourns Robin Williams Loss
August 13, 2014 5:59 AM

We are deeply saddened by the tragic news of Robin Williams' passing. For many of us at CarePond, Mr. Williams was a wonderful part of our lives growing up as children. The warmth and happiness he brought to us emboldened our joy in good times, and served as a beacon in our times of struggle.

This week, we would like to dedicate CarePond to caregivers, friends and family who provide aid for those suffering from depression. Feel free to share your experiences, tips and stories in the Q&A section.

Updates to your profile
June 28, 2014 4:55 PM
We've face-lifted the way your profile works. We hope this change will make it even easier to keep your information up to date, as well as the information for whom you care. Check out the tutorial in Help: Exploring your profile. As always, you can find more help by contacting us directly.
How Does Caregiving Affect You?
June 22, 2014 4:29 PM

Our main focus at CarePond is relieving the burden caregiver's face on a daily basis. Here, we give some insight into the reasons many people join CarePond and how they best describe their feelings as a caregiver. The basic question we were looking to answer was:

Does a caregiver's emotions affect the reason why they joined CarePond?

To figure that out, we took a look at some of the anonymous data we've gathered:



Finally, we wanted to see how the leading emotions caregivers experience tie together with their reason for joining CarePond:

An equal number of those frustrated joined to share knowledge and connect with people.
The majority of users who feel overwhelmed joined to connect with people.

Our findings show that many caregivers who've joined support communities experience a great deal of frustration and stress. We also found that many of the feelings caregivers experience are aimed toward their care situation, rather than toward themselves (guilt, fear and isolation), or toward the person they care for (resentment or grief).

We're happy to announce CarePond has been featured in L.A. lifestyle magazine TasteVin Magazine. They chose to feature us in their "Something Sweet" section. Each issue they feature a person or company that is helping their community, and we were lucky to be chosen this June/July issue! Take a look at www.tastevinmag.com.
New feature
June 2, 2014 1:25 AM
CarePond has released a brand new feature called Voices. Take a look and see what it's all about.
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"My Daddy's Dead"
August 14, 2014 7:30 PM
"My Daddy's Dead", was how the phone call started with Jack, my husband's uncle. Jack was not upset, just stating a fact, not realizing how this event would impact our lives as well as his for the next 20 years. Jack, who at the time of his Father'...
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    My father is 95 and is all around healthy. He is frail and needs someone to watch him everyday in case something happens, but he is able to walk, eat, get around on his own. He calls everyday complaining that he's bored and doesn't know what to do with himself. He calls at least 10 times per day. I get so annoyed and frustrated with him and try to explain that for 95 he's doing exceptionally well and there are so many people worse off than him - he just needs to be happy. He says he understands but then an hour later will call with the same thing. I feel guilty for ignoring his calls but I just can't take it sometimes. It's so annoying because nothing changes, it's the same conversation everyday. Has anyone else experienced this?
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    I recall a similar situation to this when I was younger with my grandfather. He would call every night for years on end. Most of it seemed related to his own loneliness. Although, at times, it was annoying -- it was also sort of an indicator that he was still doing well.

    I know it seems annoying, but when the day came that the nightly calls finally stopped, we knew the worst had come. My only advice is to try and make the best of it and cherish the time you have. Your perspective makes a 360 when the calls stop.
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    I experienced the same thing with my father. He was also lonely and just wanted to connect although he only called once a day. I can imagine how frustrated you must be because 10 calls a day can be really disruptive for you. You may want to check into adult care centers in your area. A friend of my said they are really good. The schedules there are very flexible, so even if its only for an hour or so a day or even once a week, it might help for him to get out and see other people. They are able to deal with people who are in the same situation as your dad. Plus they have activities for his age group.
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