The editors of nominated ‘Caregiving With Purpose’ for their “Best Health Blog of 2012” contest.  This is recognition for the quality of the information in the blog and for the needs of caregivers.

‘Caregiving With Purpose’ is the sister blog of The Knitting Yarn.

Think this doesn’t affect you?  Then consider this…

“There are only four kinds of people in the world –

  1. Those who have been caregivers
  2. Those who currently are caregivers
  3. Those who will be caregivers,
  4. And those who will need caregivers.”

– Rosalynn Carter

Number 4 could also be written “And those who have needed, need now or will need caregivers.”

Caregiving is one of the hardest things you may ever do.  It is also one of the best.

I’m asking for you vote to make Caregiving With Purpose the Number 1 blog on Healthline’s Best Health Blog Contest.

This is one time you can vote without consideration for politics.  Caregiving affects everyone. 

Former First Lady Rosalyn Carter knows this as you can see from the above quote.  So does Former First Lady Nancy Reagan, who cared for President Reagan after he was shot and after his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease.

There are other First Families who have been touched by illness and one or both spouses took over caregiving.

Are you a caregiver?

To be a caregiver you don’t have to actually do the day-to-day care.  You are a caregiver if you

  • See someone has meals…
  • Helps them take their medications…
  • Take them to appointments…
  • Sees that their bills are paid..
  • And much more.

Now do you see how you are a caregiver?  Or know or need one?

To vote go to and vote for Caregiving With Purpose.  If it is not on the first page, scroll down the list and click on page 2. 

You can vote with your Twitter or Facebook account.  And if you don’t have one, consider signing up for one just for this contest.

Winning this award is not just the award.  There’s prize money involved, but more importantly this is a way to get people’s attention about caregiving and caregivers.

Caregivers often are silent.  They are often stressed and too exhausted to complain or figure out how and where to get help.  If one person in their lives becomes aware of their needs, how much better would their caregiving and their lives be.

This is one time voting “early and often” is a legal option!  😎  The rules say you can vote daily.

So, vote now and daily through February 15, 2013Share this post with your friends and family and ask them to vote so together we can bring caregivers to the forefront and change the world – one caregiver at a time.

To your healthy and happy knitting & caregiving,

Dr. InaAbout The Knitting Dr Logo
Ina Gilmore, M.D. (Retired)
“The Knitting Dr.”

Founder, and
Ambassador of Elder Care at

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Vote for ‘Caregiving With Purpose’ as Best Health Blog of 2012




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