Since 2002, our websites and online support group have been helping families care for their elderly loved ones. Over that time, we’re honored to have received hundreds of testimonials, some of which appear below.
“I have been following what you post for the past 2 years and I have learned so much from them. My mother passed away last week, and I know that her last two years were better because of what I learned here. Thank you very much!” ~ Mary W.
“I am grateful beyond words for your terrific website. Thank you so much.” ~ DK, Care Manager
“Because of you, I have something to be thankful for this year. Your support site has provided me with the survival tools my life was lacking. Thank you again. May your Thanksgiving be filled with joy and peace.” ~ Sherilyn D.
“I took care of my Mother for 8 years. She passed away in 2002. I have added your website to my favorites as all the information you are providing would have been invaluable to me if it had been available during the 8 years of my caregiving.
I am now seeing more and more friends and coworkers approaching the time when they too will be faced with difficult decisions concerning caregiving of an aging parent, loved one or family member. I am so glad that I can pass your link on to others who need this information.
I can say from experience that your website is helping not only by providing much needed information and resources but is instrumental in helping caregivers save time, money, sanity, peace of mind, relationships, marriages and lives. From the bottom of my heart, Thank You!!!!” ~ Janette F.
“Thank you for creating such a wonderful site! Caring for aging parents and the elderly is such a sensitive subject and I am impressed with the wealth of knowledge your site offers. You have covered every topic and question a caregiver could have with care and understanding. Your site truly is an invaluable resource for caregivers.” ~ Amy D.
“I was also searching the internet for advice for caretakers when I happened upon this site. I couldn’t believe I had found such a great place. What a wonderful resource and I can tell there are such good, caring people on this board and all struggling with difficult situations. I have gained much comfort from reading other peoples’ stories and finding that I am not alone with some of the resentments and frustrations that I have been feeling for so long now.” ~ Janie
“The [support group] is a Godsend. Good people, good advice, warmth all round. I feel like I can say what I’m really thinking here, freely.” ~ Emily
“Your website is incredible … packed with such a huge number of resources. I have a Geriatric Evaluation and Support Referral business in Southern California.” ~ Mary W.
“I LOVE this board [support group]!! I agree – this cyber-extended family is the bomb! People who care, any time of the day or night, people who “get it” because they have been there or are going through something similar now, people who make you laugh when you are down, offer support in a crisis or just on a daily basis. It is wonderful! And hey, cyber road trips and birthday parties…it just doesn’t get any better than that! You all are the best, and I mean that from the bottom of my heart.” ~ Jeanine
“By the way, your website is great! What a resource! I am sending this link to a few of our existing clients and some folks I know with elderly parents in the Daytona area.” ~ Vanessa
“Maybe this forum is ‘my kind of people’ because when I’ve bared my hurting soul, somebody’s offered advice, bandaged my scrapes and kissed my boo boos. People offer their real life experience, knowing that it may not an exact fit for your situation, but saying you’re not alone and you didn’t invent the pickle that you’re in. You’ve made me laugh and cry and, dang it, I love this forum.” ~ MW
“Just want to say thank you to everyone here. Along with very practical ideas and solutions to the problems, here I found a level of understanding and compassion that even my best friends did not possess.” ~ Ann H
“I cared for my parents years back before the Internet existed, and this website would have been invaluable.” ~ Leigh
“Mike, thank YOU for doing so much to keep so many sane! I found your bulletin board [support group] literally by typing “elderly father driving me insane” into Google. I have passed on the link to others who post on other forums with concerns about elders and who don’t know where to turn just to be able to talk it over without being judged or “guilted”. You are making a difference in the world.” ~ Roma S
“You’ve got a helpful site and I appreciate it. I have a dying elderly aunt whom I’m trying to help. Keep up the good work!” ~ Kathleen
“I hope you know what a wonderful service your [support group] provides. The day I stumbled upon it I was so low, and it has saved my sanity more than once. To say Thanks doesn’t really adequately convey my appreciation, but nevertheless, THANK YOU!” ~ Emily S.
“Found [this website] just a few months ago, after googling “support for caregivers”. After so much pain and horror, this place was an oasis of honesty and real understanding. Our little boards saved me from a complete breakdown. Only you people, though all our situations differ a bit, understand the stress, anger, guilt, despair, the physical exhaustion and dread. I have learned so much from you all. There is no other place like it on the net and believe me I have looked. Thanks for being here, friends! While my struggles are winding down as my dad is now dying, I will forever be grateful for having found this safe place.” ~ Ann
“You cannot begin to know how much this support means to me. I treasure this group, even though I do not post often, I read much and turn to you guys for help.” ~ CA
“I want to offer my thanks for everything you have given us. I don’t know if you knew when you started this, just how important it would be to so many. You have created a family from a bunch of worn out caregivers, have given so many a lifeline when things look so bleak, comfort, information, smiles … just so much that can’t be expressed. … I know it sounds silly, but I have always believed that there are angels walking among us, and many of them are here. Thanks.” ~ Gail
“I Google’d “support group for elder care” and found the BEST site on the Internet. Can’t believe the quick wisdom that is available at our fingertips. ASK (a question) and ye shall receive (an answer)!!!” ~ DAnn
To a new visitor: “Welcome to this place, where you can say what you need to, and learn from others’ mistakes and get help and in turn help someone else. There is so much wisdom here, and care and kindness, it is what we all need to just get through all the things we must. Welcome to the board, you may need us, but we also need YOU.” ~ JAH