Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Interesting new resource available to millions of caregivers

 There is an interesting new resource available to millions of Caregivers.  Caregiver Village, according to their Web Site, is a "a community of supportive, positive, life-changing individuals," and "is designed for families who care for loved ones with ADD/ADHD, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, autism, cancer, depression, diabetes, general aging, general caregiving needs, heart disease, mental and developmental delays, mental/emotional illness, Parkinson’s, physical disabilities, stroke, surgery, injury or wounds, and war-related injuries."

What separates this site is the virtual, playful atmosphere. Relaxation is an important part of living a balanced life as a Caregiver, and resources such as Caregiver Village promote that notion. 

Caregivers or persons with family members who either are Caregivers or receive care, you may want to familiarize yourself with the roles Caregivers play.  Read Evan Farr's chapter from the Virginia Nursing Home Survival Guide, "The Caregiver's Role."

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