Caregiver Stories

Storytelling is a way to share our experiences, deepen our connections, amplify vital information and inspire action. We invite you to explore the stories on this page to learn more about the community of caregivers that the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan serves, as well as the resources available to them.

Respite care creates breathing room for caregivers

Anxiety. Sadness. Frustration. Anger. Guilt.  These emotions are common among caregivers, who often struggle to prioritize their own mental health, physical well-being and finances while caring for a loved one....

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Prioritizing Caregivers: Community Foundation anticipates surging need for supports

Valerie (Val) Chapman-Henley cares for her husband, Kurt Henley, who was diagnosed with Lewy body dementia and Parkinson’s disease in 2019. Chapman-Henley attends a monthly caregiver support group hosted by...

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Promoting the Well-Being of Older Adults and Caregivers

Like nonprofits in other sectors, caregiver organizations have made changes to their health care delivery and business models to ensure the health and safety of the individuals they serve....

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Mary K. Clark, Ph.D.