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All too many times overwhelmed caregivers are physically and emotionally depleted and need to take time to rest and care for themselves. Believing in a holistic approach to caregiver stress and a strong commitment to helping our members find the right solutions, we created this blog to help you connect with others who, like you, may be facing the same eldercare issues and challenges. Feel free to comment, ask questions, and submit articles. Please forward the blog link to your family and friends. They'll be glad you did.

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Patricia Grace
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Aging with Grace

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

"The Call" - Gail Sheehy

"The Call" is the shock that ushers us into the first phase of caregiving: Shock and Mobilization. A stranger's voice informs you that a family member has had a fall. Or your dad has gotten lost while driving and doesn't know where he is. Or you're told that your husband—like mine—has a tumor that is not benign. Read full article


  1. Anyone with an aging parent fears "the call." I know I do.

  2. Great article -- thank you for creating this blog, the information is really helpful.

    Mary Ellen

  3. I was one that received the "call". It was 6:45 AM on a Monday and my Mom was in the emergency room. After that our lives were changed forever. My advice - prepare now, PLEASE.


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