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 (PDF) 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.
The following is an index of the contents within the Family Caregiver Kit (PDF):
If you would like further information, please email Janet Gant or call (425) 388-6381.