Becoming A Family Caregiver

Bridging the Gap between Healthcare and homecare.

“Becoming A Family Caregiver” – Designed to meet the needs of new and seasoned caregivers by someone who knows those needs first hand.

Virginia Caregiver Data

  • According to a 2016 survey by AARP, over 1 million adults provided unpaid caregiver services to family members in Virginia each year. 
  • Forty-three percent of Virginia voters aged 40-plus have experienced providing care to a family member now or in the past.
  • Fifty percent of these caregivers perform medical or nursing tasks and assist with activities of daily living.

     Most family caregivers receive no help in preparing to become a caregiver.  At best, they are told how to perform medical procedures using hospital techniques that might not work well at home.

     Furthermore, training rarely includes associated topics that come with caregiving – adapting the living space, buying supplies, infection control, safety concerns, the illnesses’ effect on the family unit, financial concerns, finding help, etc. Instead, the caregiver learns by asking friends, trial and error, personal research, or other means.

     The mission of Becoming a Family Caregiver is to provide caregivers with the resources they need at a cost they can afford – free. See what’s available below!

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Resources Available as Part of Becoming a Family Caregiver


♦ Caregiving Date

♦ Sharing Experiences Blog

Planning Care 

♦  Skills Development




Medical Finances

♦ Emergency Preparedness

Coping with Emotions 

♦ Requests for Assistance

Community Sharing (Forums)

BFC Services Summary Page

Request a Free Copy
of a
“Medical Pre-Registration Form”

Keep all essential information on one form and let the person registering you have a copy to complete the registration process. The Medical Pre-Registration Form (see sample) was created for that purpose. It

  • Helps healthcare professionals
  • Eases frustration and tension
  • Limits time answering questions
  • Prevents temporary forgetfulness
  • Stores essential information in one place

If you would like a copy, send a request to

Front Page of medical Pre-Registration Form
Front page of medical pre-registration form.
Front page of medical pre-registration form.
Becoming a Family Caregiver Is Under Construction

Although the website might be under construction, please feel free to look around and take advantage of any of the resources you find useful. I encourage you to subscribe as a follower because I’m adding new content all the time.

I don’t know the official launch date yet for the website. Unfortunately, my caregiving duties often create a challenge in competing with the time needed to work on the website; however, I work on it every week. In the meantime, feel free to contact me with questions and suggestions.