Make Caregiving a Team Effort

When tragedy, sudden illness, disability or death occurs within your family or circle of close friends, there is often a feeling of helplessness or emptiness. With illness or disability, one can usually cope by visiting the loved one and offering to lend a helping hand. Volunteering to do chores, watch the kids, and run errands not only helps tremendously the stricken individual and their family, but it also gives the person assisting a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. There is not much of a better feeling than knowing that you have assisted a friend in getting through a crisis.

 You see, caregiving doesn’t always mean “hands on.” The term “Caregiving” covers a broad spectrum of services and is not limited to the actual “physical” care of an individual.

 Most communities have a group, agency or organizations and nonprofit agencies are often your best bet for resources and referrals. Don’t forget support groups. They not only point you in the right direction for the service you need, but also lend an often needed emotional boost as well.

 Seek out the resources available in your community. They are there to assist you and to help make caregiving a team effort.

 Please contact us for more information about caregiving, volunteering and helping others with disabilities. Call us at 1-888-503-7955 or email us at info@maysmission.org to find out more and feel free to share in the comments section. Thanks!

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