Elizabeth Hanes,


Elizabeth Hanes is a caregiver, Registered Nurse and award-winning journalist whose specialties include caregiving, dementia, mental health, nursing, art, antiques, and travel throughout the Rocky Mountain region. Elizabeth founded The Cheerful Caregiver to promote self-care for caregivers, who too frequently put their own needs at the bottom of the priority list. Elizabeth lives in Albuquerque with her husband, Lee, and together they care for her mother.


Recently Published on Caring.com

Caregiver, have confidence! — Dec 26, 2011
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. "“ Norman Vincent Peale ...
It's about presence, not presents — Dec 12, 2011
"When I look back, I recall countless hours spent perusing catalogs and stores trying to find the right gift for my mother. I also recall, as the disease progressed, watchi...
How Do I Take Care of Myself While I'm Grieving? — Nov 06, 2011
Do not hesitate to reach out to family members and friends for help with your activities of daily living. When I lost my dad, I found it difficult some days just to get out...