"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.
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.