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Help Us Give a Helping Hand

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Become a donor () today and make a difference in a struggling caregiver's life! This year has been filled with unimaginable difficulties and challenges for all of us, especially caregivers in need. The coronavirus crisis has been life-changing for most families and it has deeply affected family caregivers caring for their loved ones who are most vulnerable. Fred Rogers from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood once said, “ When times are scary we must look for the helpers, because you will always find people that are helping .” We are those helpers! Since the found  ...read more

Keeping Your Spirits Up in a Trying Time

by: Kathi Koll on

In the midst of a pandemic, hope can seem hard to find. Anger, frustration, and dismay may seem like easy emotions to slide into, but hope is all around you if you look for it. Hope is in the sounds of birds outside your window. It’s in the flower popping up in a crack in the pavement. It’s also in the people who are fighting to save people’s lives whether by working at hospitals, making homemade masks, or staying inside to safeguard others. Hope also resides in the increased notice many people are now taking of the most vulnerable people in our population. Kendra Webster,   ...read more

Navigating the Waters of Social Isolation

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Social isolation is often a danger to caregivers’ health. Now it’s a problem for the whole world. Yet for caregivers, the issues can be particularly rough due to the added stress of caring for an ailing loved one. Across much of the world, social distancing has meant that caregivers can no longer visit relatives in nursing homes. Caregiver support groups have been canceled or moved online. Friends and family are prohibited from stopping by for uplifting visits. And worry may be much more intense because of how problematic the coronavirus can be for the elderly or people with underl  ...read more

Coronavirus and Caregiving: Health, Home & Heart—A Team Effort

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The worldwide spread of the coronavirus (or COVID-19) can seem scary, particularly to the elderly and infirm. You may wonder what you can do as a caregiver to protect your ailing loved one. First, don’t panic. A tiny proportion of the public currently has the disease, and recovery rates are high. Still, no one wants to catch the infection, particularly the elderly or those with underlying health conditions, for whom it is much more dangerous. So what can you do? Here is a summary specifically for caregivers based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s  ...read more