Family caregivers are strong, loving, and devoted individuals.
They care for family members out of love and devotion, often at the loss of their own self-care.
The following statistics are sobering...
Your generous donation today means deserving family caregivers receive, free of charge,
caring, local, hands-on relief and wellness services, provided by licensed and insured practitioners.
Licensed and insured practitioners donate time and services:
Workshops · Life Coaching
Hypnosis · Hairdresser
Esthetician · Health Coaching
Massage Therapy · Acupuncture
Meditation · Pilates/Yoga
Manicure/Pedicure · Respite Care
IT IS OUR MISSION
to provide practical and emotional support for family caregivers of the terminally ill, disabled children, adults and seniors in order to give those caregivers support with their own health and wellness.
The effects of caring for a chronically or terminally ill family member are rapidly becoming a public health concern for the family caregiver. There is an average of 44 million caregivers in this country alone, providing unpaid emotional and physical support.
Many of these caregivers are ill prepared to care for the family member, often at risk to their own health. These caregivers suffer from emotional, mental and physical ailments arising from the stressful nature of caring for others.
Emotional Effects Can Cause
• Social withdrawal
Mental Effects Can Cause
• Increased suicide rates
• Increased substance abuse (alcohol, prescription drugs, illicit substances)
Physical Effects Can Cause
• Reduced immune response
• Higher rate of hospitalization
• Higher rate of headaches, gastrointestinal problems and insomnia
• Increased risk of heart disease