Caring for a loved one can be a challenge, and if you are ill or injured, recovering from surgery or trying to maintain mobility and independence while facing age-related changes, you’re probably under a lot of stress. Komfort & Kare wants to help, by providing products, services, information and other resources that help ease the burden.
Please call us directly at 888-852-0181 if we can be of any assistance to you.
Click these links for more information:
- 10 Tips for Family Caregivers
- Care Management Techniques You Can Use
- Compare Home Health Agencies in Your Area
- How to Communicate with an Insurance Provider
- Information on Seating and Mobility
- Medicare Supplier Standards
- Questions to Ask Your Healthcare Provider
- Tips for Family Caregivers from Doctors
It’s always wise to find out what your county and state have to offer in the way of services, even if you think you won’t qualify for them. Check the blue pages of your phone book for the numbers, or go on line. Counties and states all have web sites. Type the name of your state or county and state into any major search engine i.e. Iowa, or Montgomery County, PA. Navigate from there to locate the Department of Health and Human Services and the specific office most relevant to your needs such office on disabilities, elder affairs, or material and child health.
Other good sources of information include your local hospital or clinic (social work department), area adult day centers, social service and faith-based agencies, and/or the local chapter of the health agency that focuses on your loved one’s condition. It is by no means certain that any of these will offer caregiver support services, but they are good places to check, and they are good sources for information about services to directly support your loved one.
The National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) is a grassroots organization created to educate, support, empower and advocate for the millions of Americans who care for chronically ill, aged, or disabled loved ones. NFCA is the only constituency organization that reaches across the boundaries of different diagnoses, different relationships and different life stages to address the common needs and concerns of all family caregivers. NFCA serves as a public voice for family caregivers to the press, to Congress and the general public. NFCA offers publications, information, referral services, caregiver support, and advocacy.
Caregiver-Specific Web Sites
There are a variety of Web sites that offer information and support for family caregivers, in addition to those from specific organizations.