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You have come to the right place if…

You’ve never been a caregiver.
You don’t know what to do.

You’ve been a caregiver for a long time.
 your own health is at risk.

You’re a patient who lives alone with
no family nearby to provide support.

You know a sole caregiver who is struggling.
There is a way you can help.

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Whether you’re a burned out caregiver or a novice caregiver, or a friend who wants to help, you can benefit from a system that lets everyone share responsibilities, creates a strong support network among the individual caregivers and leads to making a profound difference in someone’s life.

Since 1995, Share The Care™ (STC) has been the highly regarded guidebook and resource used by caregivers and their friends, neighbors, co-workers and acquaintances as a loving, pragmatic approach to caregiving that can succeed no matter what the challenge.

Sharing the caregiving brings out the very best in each of us.

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STC model details step-by-step HOW TO:

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  • Create a “caregiving family” of friends, relatives, neighbors, co-workers and acquaintances to answer the question all concerned friends and neighbors have asked. “How can I help?”
  • Hold a meeting to transform and bond a group of people who may not know know each other
  • Organize using a simple, easy-to-follow system, seven guiding principles, and 23 forms to guarantee every job will get done and no one person will have too much to do
  • Uncover the group’s skills and talents, make the most of their resources and connections, cope with group issues, and stick together through the good times and the tough times
  • Navigate through the medical maze of doctors, hospitals, treatments, medications and much more
  • Deal with the fears, and the emotional issues that will crop up while helping someone who is facing their own mortality
  • Transform caregiving into a meaningful, loving experience, and replace stress, fear, and loneliness with teamwork, courage, and friendship



The STC model came into being through the personal experiences of the authors and 10 other women who came together to help care for a mutual friend. They worked together for nearly four years developing a unique system of caregiving as well as deep friendships that last to this day.

The book was written so others could easily create their own “caregiving family.”  Click here to read How STC Was Born

Hundreds of thousands of people around the world have used STC successfully and reported it to be a truly “life changing” experience.

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