Top 7 Blogs for Caregivers to Follow
Caregiving for individuals with intellectual developmental disorders or developmental disorders can be a hard road to travel, especially without the support and guidance of a community that is knowledgeable and experienced dealing with similar challenges. Whether you work in respite services or provide family respite care services professionally or for a loved one, we wanted to share with you 7 blogs that can help to educate, inform, or maybe just remind you that you’re not on this journey alone.
Informative and Anecdotal
There are thousands of blogs out there telling the stories of families and caregivers. We tried to pull some of the ones that spoke to our mission and we felt would give our readers the best insight and guidance on caregiving for individuals with intellectual developmental disabilities or developmental disabilities. However, this list is by no means exhaustive and we would love for you to share your favorite blogs with us.
The Hopeful Parents blog provides a landing page for parents of children with special needs looking for information on care as well as a place to connect with others on the journey. It also acts as a portal to other websites for parents and caregivers and the site maintains a list of blogs readers can explore.
The Caregiver Space welcomes caregivers from all walks of life to share their stories and the lessons they’ve learned. The site allows readers to post their own stories and maintains links to social media groups for caregivers to connect and communicate.
A website focused on the education and well-being of caregivers, the site maintains a series of blogs on various caregiver topics such as medical education, self care, and news from around the industry about events targeted at caregivers.
Susanne White built this site to inform and support caregivers. Her blog includes advice on self care, how to deal with the emotional impact of caregiving, and other insight and wisdom those in the caregiving field need to be reminded of as they care for those in need.
While this blog is more personal than some of the others, as it tells the story of a mother and her son’s journey through daily life, behind the routine there is some beautiful insight into the life of a caregiver and the importance of every moment. A great read for those looking for inspiration.
Every caregiver’s journey starts somewhere, and this site offers a great introduction to parents stepping into the caregiver role. The blog content is also very well organized by category and includes some great anecdotal wisdom and guidance for caregivers.
A fairly extensive and inclusive blog, the Happy Healthy Caregiver provides links to resources for caregivers across the spectrum, and includes reviews of literature on the topic and links to training materials as well.
Bonus: Follow Us at Hands of Heartland
For our caregiver community in Omaha and Bellevue, we’d like to invite you all to follow our blog here at Hands of Heartland. In addition to the informative and educational content, learn more about our team of professional caregivers and our mission to provide respite services and family respite care services to families acting as caregivers to individuals with intellectual developmental disabilities and developmental disabilities.