Caregivers Need Care Too!
Part of our mission is address the challenges of everyone affected by MS. We recognize that MS impacts the personwho 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, you are more than likely to find yourself in a caregiver role. Although this role stems from love and concern, it can 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 Mid Florida Chapter of the National MS Society has resources available to help when you are feeling overwhelmed, or at a loss about where to get help for yourself or your loved one, including:
Reference Materials and Community Resources
Possible respite options for you and your loved one
Equipment or home modification resources
See what services noted above are covered under the Financial Assistance Program.
There are also a variety of resources available for caregivers. For more information, click here.
To view "The Art of Caregiving", a presentation courtesy of Shannon Martin at Aging Wisely, click here. Requires PowerPoint.
For more information about caregiving, including brochures available from the National MS Society,please call 1-800-344-4867.