Respite Care for Special Needs Families

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Resources for understanding and finding respite care for special needs families. Find tips, personal stories and helpful special needs organizations.
Caring for someone is not easy. Though it's also fulfilling, caregiving is a time-consuming and emotionally-draining task. But luckily, there are lots of organizations out there that can help those...
In 2007, Bill and Victoria Strong of Santa Barbara, California, welcomed their infant daughter, Gwendolyn, with the typical hope and expectations of first-time parents. Just a few weeks later, though,...
Taking care of a family member with special needs can be very rewarding, but it's also very hard work. Caretakers need regular breaks, but they often don't get them. It can be difficult to find...
Caring for an elderly loved one is often a lonely process. Although there are people to help you and maybe even family around you, you sometimes feel that no one understands exactly what this process is...
Early on, Louise Bruce, a "doer," didn't see that having a child with special needs meant having obstacles, and so she kept "bulldozing" ahead, staying active...
As a caregiver, you know taking a break makes you feel refreshed, but finding someone to take over your caregiving duties is sometimes overwhelming. Respite care comes in several forms, so families can...
We know the story. You're too busy to find respite care and you're pretty sure you can't afford it either. But we also know you probably really need it after juggling care for an aging parent...
Many people find themselves in a caregiving role for an elderly or special needs loved one and, at some point, needing a break. Respite care, short-term care that allows a primary caregiver to take some...
When caregivers hear about respite care, they might just be too busy in their daily lives to take the time to find out more about it. But respite care is nothing complicated -- it's simply relief...
Caring for a special needs, disabled or elderly is a tough job, both physically and emotionally. Many caregivers have no lunch hours, no coffee breaks and no vacation times. But time off is essential to...
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