Adapted from The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey by Denise Brown
There are 6 Stages or phases of Caregiving. These stages are not discrete and can have overlaps. The challenging nature of a terminal illness or a chronic condition is that some of the later stages or phases run in parallel and there are no fixed periods for any stage. The key, however, is the awareness of this journey and therefore a preparedness for it.