Monday, March 25, 2013

Caregiver's Support Kit.

“There are only four kinds of people in this world. Those who have been caregivers, those who are caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers.” Rosalynn Carter, Former First Lady (from the National Caregiving Foundation website)

The mission of the National Caregiving Foundation:

is to meet both the direct and indirect needs resulting from the impact of catastrophic diseases on our society. The mission is accomplished by:
· Disseminating educational information
· Distributing support materials that ease the burden of those affected by the diseases
· Increasing public awareness


This foundation offers a FREE support kit for those people who are now taking on caregiving responsibility. Although the foundation has this kit for those families facing Alzheimer's, this Caregiver's Support Kit is appropriate for any family. All you have to do is call the toll free phone number on their site. There is also another number for returning wounded veterans. It is part of the 'Care for Wounded Soldiers' program.

There is also a long list of 'hot line' phone numbers for a wide variety of organizations that many of us can use. Check it out to see if it can help you find help.

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