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"We are their hands, their eyes, their nose. We do everything for some of these patients. And we show that love and that caring, and the patient responds sometimes to what we give to them - we get back, and it's a good feeling." -- Anna Walker, Nursing Aide, Miami

They come to work at all hours of the day and night, the more than 2 million foot soldiers of caregiving. The work is hard, the pay is low, and the turnover high. The world of chronic and geriatric care is a monotonous one of nurses aides, community service workers and volunteers, all trying to do too much with too little.

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Professional and family caregivers bring unique experiences to caregiving and have much to offer each other.

The Caregiving Forum offers an opportunity to exchange ideas, experience and mutual support.

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From the Program

Mary Alice Wadley
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Paula

Paula On the front lines of home health care

Dr. James Pacala

Dr. Pacala "You can help them, you can really help them.  But, you can't cure them."

Rev. Knutson

Rev. Knutson "I feel so honored to be invited into the holy ground of people's lives."

Dr. Fox

Dr. Fox "That is one of my goals, to be there when they die."

Aurelia

Aurelia "The goal of caregiving is to have our elders remain at home."

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