We Believe in the Dignity of Caregiving

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.

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Caregiver Tips & Tricks with Allegra Chaney

"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."

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Ask Allegra

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!

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Who Are Caregivers?

What Do Caregivers Do?

Why Do You Want to Be a Caregiver?

How Do You Become a Caregiver?

Caregiver Interview: Questions a Family Caregiver Should Ask

August 8, 2018

Dear Allegra, My family and I spent part of our summer vacation visiting my mom. While we use video chat services to ...

Live-In Caregiver Duties and Responsibilities

August 1, 2018

Dear Allegra, My sister recently had surgery on her shoulder and will soon be discharged from the hospital. She has early-stage Alzheimer’s ...

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In Your Own Words

"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."

Stephanie G.

"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."

Cecilia B.