Are you taking care of a disabled, aged or chronically ill loved one, either in your own town or long-distance? Being a caregiver can be a stressful time in life. I remember it well with both of my parents, especially for my father whose pulmonary fibrosis left him chronically ill for several years.
I certainly was far from alone. During the time her father was ill, the founder of Caregiving Cafe spent hours searching for services for her parents including housecleaning, transportation, medical home care, and meal services; and then emailing these lists to her family. I remember those ongoing searches well, and wish I had one place to go with a directory of all these services. This is what the Caregiving Cafe directory offers.
To help others in her shoes avoid the hours of searching, the founder created CaregivingCafe to assist caregivers to find solutions, information, resources, services, products, doctors, assistance programs and others who could provide effective care to family members. Part of the mission of CaregivingCafe is to “inform and to educate caregivers about rules, regulations and care,” and to offer caregivers “support, friendship, motivation and ways to cope as well as to exchange ideas.” You can also visit the CaregivingCafe Blog for their many “caregiving updates and useful tidbits.”
Looking for an exchange with other caregivers? You may particularly appreciate participating in the CaregivingCafe Forum. Need tips and resources to help manage your caregiving journey? I suggest grabbing a cup of coffee or tea and head on over to browse the full website at CaregivingCafe.com. Do you want to hear about other caregivers and the choices they made with their aging parents? You may want to bring that warm cup of Joe on over and make a stop at my website, dawnkairns.com and learn more about their ten stories and mine in my book, Final Years Stories of Parent Care, Loss and Lives Changed.
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