Today, nearly 66 million Americans are caring for an aged, seriously ill or disabled friend or family member. Read the personal stories of these caregivers on Ask Medicare. And if you have a story, share it.
This site encourages caregivers to share their stories and describe the approaches they are taking to address the many challenges of caregiving. Discussing challenges you have faced and how you have overcome them can help other caregivers facing similar situations.
Stories submitted for consideration should be written as a personal account and be approximately 500 words in length. Please include your name, information about the person you care for, an explanation of how you became their caregiver and how long you’ve been serving in that role. When writing your story, please consider the following:
*Describe creative solutions for dealing with common problems
*Share sources of support and respite that you’ve found valuable
*Offer important lessons you’ve learned as a caregiver
*Provide advice you have for other caregivers
Send your story to CMSCaregiverStories@cms.hhs.gov and include your story in the body of the email, or as a word document attachment. Please also try to include a photo of you with your loved one. While Ask Medicare cannot promise that your story will be posted, all stories received will be reviewed, and new stories will be added on a rolling basis. By submitting your story, you are giving Ask Medicare permission to post it on this Web site.