In 1997, Sona Mehring’s friends had a premature baby, and they asked her to let everyone know what was happening. Instead of making emotional and time-draining phone calls, she started a website.
CaringBridge instantly became a connection point in ways that were extremely personal and powerful for everyone. The site allowed family members to communicate information to a wide circle of people. They posted daily journal entries and the guestbook enabled visitors to send the family messages of love and encouragement. It became obvious that CaringBridge could help any family going through a health event.
The Resource Navigator is a comprehensive guide that provides information about community-based health programs and services.
Respite Care. Being a caregiver, while a fulfilling role, can consume a great deal of physical, mental and emotional energy. Consequently, respite care is very important because it gives the caregiver an opportunity to create a plan of care for themselves- something a caregiver often overlooks.
Charity Newsletters. Having access to ongoing information is key to managing and controlling a chronic disease. Receive updates on the most up-to-date information, programs, services, volunteer opportunities and community events from our member charities.
Care for the Caregiver: The Rewards, The Hardships
our loved ones age, more people are becoming caregivers – often while juggling
work and families of their own. In fact, 16% of caregivers see a decline in
their own health as a result of their
responsibilities. But if you don’t take care of yourself, you can’t take care
of your loved one.
this episode of the Health Matters at Work video podcast series, our host Jerry
Franz addresses the issue of caregiving with three guest speakers who share
their personal stories about what it is like to be a caregiver – Sona Mehring,
Founder & CEO of CaringBridge, Cie Riley, a caregiver representing Easter
Seals and Tina Harmer, a caregiver representing the National Multiple Sclerosis
Society. Learn what challenges most caregivers face, what caregivers need to
care for themselves and what resources are available to help. Read More