Welcome to Caregiver's Corner

I know from experience the burdens you shoulder as a caregiver and hope I can lighten them just a little. My message each month will be short. We’ll share stories of joys and heartaches along with tips now and then to help you survive this season and even make sweet memories. Please let me know if you’d like to see a particular topic discussed or have something you want passed on to others to cheer and encourage them along the road you now travel. Thank you for sharing your precious time with me. I will never take it for granted. 

Tracy Crump

Read Most Recent Posts

Walking Our Son Home

Walking Our Son Home

Guest post by Sarah B. Hampshire “Can I buy a new pony toy? That cloud looks like a swan. Can Dad record the songs I want at my funeral?” Our son’s conversations tend to be this random. Some days my husband and I forget we’re walking Min Home—the journey slower than...

by Tracy Crump February 1, 2023
Read More
When the Caregiver Needs Care

When the Caregiver Needs Care

Guest post by Lana Christian “I’d like to talk with you about your son,” the school principal said on the other end of my phone. “I think he may need some help coping with stress in his life. Are any major changes happening in your family?” My father was losing his...

by Tracy Crump January 1, 2023
Read More
Let’s Play!

Let’s Play!

I feared Christmas would never be the same again after my mom developed a neurological condition called normal pressure hydrocephalus. Even though she made an amazing turnaround following a shunt insertion, she was no longer able to care for herself or my dad. At Christmastime, that meant no more of her...

by Tracy Crump December 15, 2022
Read More
Honoring with Our Words

Honoring with Our Words

I wound through narrow aisles packed with customers at the beauty supply shop. As I browsed hair products, an irritated voice on the next aisle made me cringe. Someone must need a nap. When I walked toward the checkout counter, an elderly woman stood talking to someone, blocking my path. In...

by Tracy Crump January 15, 2023
Read More
Keep Going

Keep Going

Guest post by Diana Derringer I stood in front of my husband’s walker as he began his daily exercises. He did the hard work while I served as prompter and cheerleader. Soon after we started, the wind picked up. Leaves, twigs, and assorted debris flew by the house. Looking out the...

by Tracy Crump December 1, 2022
Read More
A Caregiver’s Day

A Caregiver’s Day

If you’ve been caregiving for any amount of time, you know what a roller coaster ride it can be. Yet we experience many rewards. I cared for my mom for three years after she was diagnosed with normal pressure hydrocephalus and had a shunt inserted in her brain. Though she made...

by Tracy Crump November 15, 2022
Read More