The Legacy of Cargiving


  • Sally Hill Jones


This narrative describes a social worker's caregiving and end-of-life experiences with her mother, who had Alzheimer's disease. The author explains how her personal caregiving experience changed her perception of the caregiver issues of her hospice clients and brought surprise at the distress and the joy of the journey. She describes her experience as a crucial developmental life phase and the legacy her mother left to her in the process.


How to Cite

Jones, S. H. (2014). The Legacy of Cargiving. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 14(3), 5–13. Retrieved from



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