JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.
Sign up
Forgot your password?
A community solution for senior care.
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.
Mary214
"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'...
Welcome to CarePond.
To:
    Recent Activity
    james_casey | 15
    james_casey | 15
    updated their basic info
    krichards23 | 74
    Wuclan2 | 15
    New Q&A topic posted "Blog thoughts..."
    Mary214 | 132
    updated their basic info
    rainbowkites32 | 19
    updated their basic info
    blue_skies | 88
    updated their basic info
    coco_77 | 15
    updated their basic info
    aurora12 | 40
    aurora12 | 40
    updated their basic info
    caringinOC | 15
    updated their basic info
    annemarie | 30
    updated their basic info
    blue_skies | 88
    updated their basic info
    Mary214 | 119
    Mary214 | 119
    Rileswynn | 74
    updated their basic info
    Rileswynn | 69
    r_casey51 | 10
    r_casey51 | 10
    updated their basic info
    Mary214 | 111
    blue_skies | 83
    uploaded a new photo
    rainbowkites32 | 5
    Anonymous
    New Q&A topic posted "Dealing with Depression..."
    NewYork199 | 81
    seahawksfan12 | 70
    seahawksfan12 | 65
    updated their basic info
    Mary214 | 101
    sam_puppy21 | 31
    Mary214 | 99
    runner22 | 75
    New Q&A topic posted "Caregiver Meetup Groups..."
    runner22 | 70
    updated their basic info
    runner22 | 65
    uploaded a new photo
    rainbowkites32 | 0
    RN Cancer Guides | 5
    New Q&A topic posted "Cancer questions..."
    krichards23 | 70
    New Q&A topic posted "New to CarePond..."
    krichards23 | 30
    updated their basic info
    blue_skies | 83
    uploaded a new photo
    Anonymous
    New Q&A topic posted "Elder Care and Painkillers..."
    Mary214 | 93
    blue_skies | 83
    uploaded a new photo
    1
    Q&A > Carepond Related > Profile Questions...
    1
    reply
    49,851 views
    Mary214 4 years ago 140
    Report
    It seems like there are lot of initial questions. Why do you ask so many questions? How is the information used? Is it kept private?
    SETTINGS

    General


    Change password








    Change

    Change email






    Change

    Email Notifications


    Replies to questions

    Votes

    CarePoints

    Message

    Privacy


    Viewable in search

    Viewable in connections

    Save


    Save changes

    Blocked Members


    Delete account


    Delete account
    CONNECTIONS
    • Questions
    • QuickConnect
    • Connections
    PROFILE
    CarePoints
    Basic info
    Gender
    Education
    Ethnic Background
    Relationship Status
    About me
    Health care experience
    Beginner
    Expert
    Bio
    I'm here to
    Care info
    Age
    Gender
    Relation
    Sole caregiver
    How long I've been caring
    Primary condition
    Secondary condition
    My questions
    My favorites