You are family, friends and neighbors who stand by those we love as they face chronic illness or disability. You share a common bond with each other despite the fact that some of you care for your spouse, while others care for parents, children, siblings or lovers, and despite the fact that you deal with a wide array of medical conditions and diagnoses. You are a divers group of people of all ages and from all walks of life, some new to caregiving, some just anticipating becoming caregivers and others for whom it has become a way of life.
Caregiving activities can vary widely; from handling daily chores, providing physical care, emotional support or simply a friendly visit, this person can be an essential part of life for an individual with MS. We offer a wide variety of programs for caregivers including information, resources, and support for those caring for someone with MS.
The following are some publications are offered on our National website:
- A Guide for Caregivers
- Advanced Multiple Sclerosis: Complications and Caregivers
- Hiring Help at Home
CaringBridge – Maintaining Connections
CaringBridgeis a free one-stop shop that connects and updates communities of supporters on a person’s ongoing health status, treatment, surgeries, progress in therapies and recovery. A personalized CaringBridge website helps keep loved ones informed during difficult times. In return, family and friends give support through guestbook messages.
A personalized CaringBridge website allows families to:
- Journal about their treatment and recovery
- Ask for help with meals and transportation
- Receive love and support from family and friends
Every personalized CaringBridge website includes:
- Patient care journal
- Guestbook for messages
- Photo gallery
- Free online support for using the service