A Guide to Caregivers' New Year's Resolutions

Would you like to become a happier, healthier caregiver in 2019? Pick two or three items from the "caregiver resolutions" list below. Some are quick and easy; others are more long-term goals. Share the second list with your friends and family - it's a gentle way to encourage their help and support.

A Story from our Community Home Visitation Program: Katelyn

If there is one lesson that life teaches everyone, it's that change is difficult. For Katelyn, a 22-year-old mother of four, life has been a whirlwind of change. Katelyn's ability to accept change and then adapt to it has helped her to build a beautiful, healthy family, but it hasn't always been easy. An essential part of Katelyn's wellbeing during challenging times has been her willingness to ask for help. EveryStep's Community Home Visitation program answered her call.

A Story from Our Hospice Houses: Jim Donlan

"This is another beautiful day God has given me." Those are the words spoken to Jim Donlan by a terminally ill elderly woman his very first day as a volunteer with EveryStep Hospice. More than twenty years later, Jim still recounts to every new volunteer he meets the story of that day, eager to convey to others the inspiring and meaningful memories he made as even a rookie hospice volunteer.

A Story from Our Volunteers: Christy Galt

When Christy Galt retired at the age of 60 she knew she wanted to continue to contribute in her community in some way. That's where the EveryStep Giving Tree thrift store came into play. Galt has always had a special place in her heart for hospice care. While she hasn't personally been touched by the end-of-life care, she has admired the mission of such organizations.