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This may seem like a simple question, but many parents, spouses, daughters, sons, friends, and neighbors are daily caregivers and don’t even know it!

“There are only four kinds of people in the world: Those who have been caregivers. Those who are currently caregivers. Those who will be caregivers, and those who will need a caregiver.”

– Rosalynn Carter, former First Lady of the United States

A caregiver is someone who provides physical, emotional, or practical assistance and support to individuals who are unable to fully care for themselves due to illness, disability, age, or other circumstances.

Do you help or support someone with any of the following?​

If you answered yes to any of the above, you are a caregiver or part of a caregiving team!

The Positives of


Caregiving can be a deeply rewarding and enriching experience that fosters personal growth, strengthens relationships, and provides a sense of purpose and accomplishment.

You may be the primary caregiver or part of a team of people who love and care for someone. There are so many great things about being a caregiver, but it’s not always easy. Let’s look at the positives of being a caregiver.

Sense of purpose

Caregivers often find a deep sense of purpose and fulfillment in caring for a loved one, knowing that they are making a meaningful difference in their life.

Strengthened Relationships

Caregiving can strengthen bonds between the caregiver and the care recipient, as they spend quality time together and share intimate experiences.

Personal growth

Caregiving can facilitate personal growth and development, as caregivers learn new skills, gain resilience and develop patience, empathy, and compassion.

Appreciation for life

Caregiving can lead caregivers to appreciate the value of life and the importance of cherishing moments with loved ones.

Enhanced empathy

Through caregiving experiences, caregivers often develop a deeper understanding and empathy for others facing similar challenges, which can lead to greater compassion and connection with their community.

Opportunities for reflection

Caregiving provides opportunities for reflection on life's priorities and values, leading to personal introspection and a reevaluation of what truly matters.

Sense of accomplishment

Successfully meeting the needs of a care recipient can bring about a sense of accomplishment and pride for caregivers, boosting their self-esteem and confidence.

Building resilience

Caregiving can help caregivers build resilience and coping skills as they navigate through various challenges and adversities.

Community support

Engaging with support groups, online forums, and community resources can provide caregivers with valuable support, information, and camaraderie, reducing feelings of isolation and providing a sense of belonging.

What Do Caregivers want us to know about caregiving?

Caregivers often have valuable insights and experiences that they want others to understand about caregiving. Here are some key points that caregivers may want others to know:

  • It’s emotionally challenging
  • It’s physically demanding
  • It’s a full-time commitment
  • It can be isolating
  • It’s okay to ask for help
  • Self-care is essential
  • Every caregiver’s journey is unique
  • Appreciation goes a long way


Whether it’s your friends, family, or community, everyone needs someone to lean on.

If you don’t know where to turn, you can text HOME to 741741.

A volunteer Crisis Counselor with the Crisis Text Line will be there for you. It’s free and 24/7.


Help is available. Speak with someone today.

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