Help for Those Who Care for Others
Caring for someone with a chronic disease / disability means providing care over the long term. The long term requires the caregiver to rethink care strategies which is very different from the ones when a care receiver is recovering from an acute medical problem. Over the course of a long-term caregiving relationship caregivers face many obstacles that may affect the quality of care and dignity the care receiver deserves. Family caregivers have found the Family Caregiver Kit to be a valuable resource to help them cope with and be successful in providing quality care for their loved ones. The kit was developed by Snohomish County; over 6,000 have been distributed since 2002.