People who care for a loved one with MS may do so in many ways. Some provide physical care. Others may provide emotional support. Some provide both.
Life with MS impacts everyone in the family. That’s why the chapter offers appropriate education and support for every member of the family. Educational and recreational programs are held throughout the chapter for families affected by MS. We offer opportunities for families to network with each other.
For Upcoming Caregiver Programs look at your local community calendar.
Peer Support Network, a program that matches peer volunteers with people who have MS and with caregivers.
Keep S’myelin, a newsletter for children who have a parent or other relative living with MS.
Scholarships for people living with MS and children of people with MS.
If you are a caregiver, you may find some of the following resources beneficial.
For, About and By Caregivers
Publishes Today’s Caregiver Magazine; to subscribe, call 1.800.829.2734.
Provides links to many online discussion groups and resources such as government and nonprofit agencies.
Well Spouse Foundation
63 West Main Street, Suite H
Freehold, NJ 07728
Publishes Mainstay, a bi-monthly newsletter
National Family Caregivers Association
Free member benefits include Take Care! a quarterly newsletter; The Resourceful Caregiver, a useful guide to resources; and a support hotline.
The NFCA wants to bring specific attention to the day-to-day lives of family caregivers across the nation. One of the most effective ways to shed light on the lives of family caregivers, celebrate their efforts, and honor their work is by telling caregiver stories. To get involved in the NFCA Caregiver Story Project, visit www.thefamilycaregiver.org or call 1.800.896.3650.