Caregivers Need Care Too!
Part of our mission is to improve the quality of life for everyone who is affected by MS. We recognize that MS impacts the person who has been diagnosed with the disease, and that it also affects people who are closest to that person.
If you are a family member or close friend of someone with MS, more than likely you may find yourself in a caregiver role. Although this role stems from love and concern, it can also be physically and emotionally draining at times. Taking the time to pay attention to your own needs as well as the person you’re caring for is critical for everyone involved.
The Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the National MS Society has resources available to help to help when you are feeling overwhelmed, or at a loss about where to get help for yourself or your loved one, including:
- Caregiver Support Groups
- Reference Materials and Community Resources
- Counseling Services
- Possible respite options for you and your loved one
- Equipment or home modifications resources
For more information, call the Information Resource Center at 800-344-4867 or the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the National MS Society at 303-698-7400.