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Stryker Home Care created this space for caregivers to tell their stories as a way to help others in their care journeys. If you'd like to share your own caregiving story, use our form to submit your story online.

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A wife’s devotion to her husband with Parkinson’s Dementia


Walking in their shoes— a wife’s devotion to her husband with Parkinson’s Dementia

This is a story about Janie and her beloved husband Michael. Janie walks you through her life as a caregiver—the one tending to her husband’s needs—come day or night. The one who watches her husband’s health decline. She then shares some of her discoveries about Sage Products. She speaks from both a caregiver perspective and a nurse.

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Pamela’s story and her son’s journey with inflammatory bowel disease


Pamela’s story and her son’s journey with inflammatory bowel disease

When Pamela’s son was just 11 years old, he was diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a condition that causes inflammation in the digestive tract. People with IBD may develop either ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease, both serious chronic diseases. Common symptoms for both diseases may include diarrhea, stomach cramps, weight loss, and urgent need to defecate, according to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). Because of these similarities, both diseases are often difficult to diagnose.

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Caring is at the heart in the home


Ask anyone who opens opens their heart and their home to a sick parent or debilitating spouse in need of 24/7 homecare—why do they do it? Chances are they will tell you it’s grueling, backbreaking work.But eventually, they admit the real reasons. It brings them a sense of closeness, purpose, and an enormous sense of personal reward. But when the day comes—and they find themselves grieving the loss of a husband, mother or friend—many will express gratefulness that they set aside time to be there...

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