Elder Care Expert and founder of The Caregiver Relief Network Stella Nsong states that caregiving is the “greatest act of love.” When you are called upon to care for an elder, it is important to have a plan and to be prepared for all of the stress and strain caregiving can bring into your life. The Caregiver Relief Network began in 2014 for that exact purpose.
A service provided by The Caregiving Institute, a 501(c) 3 organization Nsong began in 2003; The Caregiver Relief Network is the largest global online community for caregivers. Nsong states that what it provides is “on-the-spot, practical solutions for caregivers.” Research shows that caregivers are often under a great deal of stress that reflects poorly upon their quality of life. The Caregiver Relief Network will help you by walking through all of your options as a caregiver and assist you with generating a plan that works best for you and your loved one.
Nsong gives caregiving three names, The Silent Productivity Killer, The Relationship Destroyer and The Career Destroyer. The stress and responsibility of caregiving can cause caregivers to be less productive at work, worrying about their loved one, can cause marriages to break up due to the inability to spend quality time together and it can cause caregivers to refuse promotions or even quit their jobs. These are just a few of the many reasons why caregivers need support.
The Caregiver Relief Network offers resources that will help caregivers generate a caregiving plan that works for their lifestyle to reduce stress. Nsong’s goal has been to teach people how to turn caregiving into a gratifying experience, making it enjoyable so that caregivers can thrive.
What The Caregiver Relief Network provides is an eNewsletter filled with valuable information that will make you a better caregiver. To begin receiving this eNewsletter, go to The Caregiver Relief Network’s website and sign up for the FREE membership.
Another advantage of becoming involved with The Caregiver Relief Network is the ability to participate in Teleseminars that are taught by Nsong herself. All you have to do is dial the number that can be found on The Caregiver Relief Network website and join the seminar.
Upcoming seminars include:
- Assisted Living or Home? Where Does Your Loved One Belong and How Do You Know? On Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m.
- Parkinson’s Does Not Define Me: 5 Things to Do and Eat to Beat and Fight Parkinson’s Disease on Oct. 8 at 1 p.m.
Keep an eye out for an announcement in the eNewsletter for the upcoming “Decide to Plan for Care Conference.” Your parents are getting older, and it is never too soon to start planning for their care.
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