Guidance as you care for a parent, Spouse, or Aging Relative.

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Caring for a parent, spouse, or aging relative is one of the noblest human activities.

It’s also one of the most stressful, posing challenges that can be painful, confusing, and deeply rewarding — sometimes all at once.

When Caregiving Calls is an invitation to a deep conversation about caregiving and its meaning for you.

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Hi there, and welcome to my website.

I’m Aaron Blight, Ed.D., the author of When Caregiving Calls: Guidance as You Care for a Parent, Spouse, or Aging Relative. I wrote the book after more than twenty years of being a caregiver, professionally supporting caregivers, and studying caregiving.

I wanted to create a book for family caregivers that is easy to read, relatable, and profound. A book that actually makes a difference.

If your life has been touched by caregiving, I hope that you’ll read it. Please let me know if you’d like me to join your group for a discussion about what it means to care.

Meet Aaron


Having issues within your caregiving situation?

Download the Caregiving Kinetics Emotions Worksheet. To help you explore how caregiving has emotionally impacted you, take a few moments to participate in this exercise.

Caregivers experience a wide range of emotions. This emotional self-assessment tool can help you see how you’re doing.

Take The AMA Caregiver Self Assessment

It’s very important for caregivers to maintain their own well-being. Please take a moment to complete AMA’s online Caregiver Self Assessment.

Caregiver Burden Self-Assessment

View the Zarit Burden Interview below and answer the following questions as honestly as possible in order to receive the most accurate assessment of your caregiver burden. Use the following scale to choose a number that best describes how you feel about each question.