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.
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.
Dr. Blight has assembled a collection of resources for family caregivers.
These materials and information may be used by therapists, counselors, social workers, and others who assume professional responsibility for clients that may be struggling in family caregiving situations. Caregiver support group facilitators, who are often looking for discussion-oriented tools, may find the downloadable resources on this page to be particularly helpful.
Make the most of your caregiving experience with Caregiving Models from Dr. Blight. They are useful for family caregivers to analyze and reflect upon their personal circumstances.
The Caregiver Resilience Model
Views family caregiving through a lens defined by roles, relationships, realities, rewards, and readiness.
The Pattern of Caregiver Development Model
Describes the process by which a family member learns to fulfill an emerging caregiver role.
The Caregiver Mindshift Model
Depicts the cognitive shifts in attitudes or assumptions that family caregivers experience over time.