Caregivers are some of the most under-appreciated workers in our country. Their very important and difficult work is often overlooked and taken for granted. Our nation’s caregivers deserve more dignity and respect than they are given.Learn More
"Caregiving has opened me up to learn what a nurse or a doctor would learn- and I didn’t have to go to medical school!... I’ve met people that I wouldn’t have come in contact with in my normal, run of the mill life. It’s rewarding because it makes you a better person. If it wasn’t for [caregiving], I wouldn’t have come in contact with all these fascinating people."Learn More
Ask Allegra is a collection of Allegra Chaney’s experiences over the course of over 35 years of caregiving. Please share your experiences in the comments of each post. We would love to hear your stories!Learn More
June 20, 2018
Dear Allegra, For over 5 years I was the primary caregiver for an older cousin. It was a role I really enjoyed. ...
June 13, 2018
Dear Allegra, My long-time friend is struggling to cope with her father’s recent diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. She is devastated to have ...
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"Since I was a little girl, I’ve always cared for older people and people with disabilities. Caring for people has always been in my heart and is what I’ve been called to do."
"Itʼs been my passion since my grandmother was sick. I’ve been a caregiver for 20 years... Caregivers need to love what they do—you can’t do it for the money. You have to be yourself, be professional, honest, and truthful."