"Understanding that others may be having the same challenges can be comforting." Tracey Kiley OTR/L SENIOR CARE MALL
Norton, MA (PRWEB) March 17, 2010
If you are a caregiver you understand the stress and sometimes the guilt that comes with that title. In a 2004 report by the National Alliance For Caregiving, it was estimated that there are over 44 million unpaid caregivers in the United States. Tracey Kiley, OTR Occupational Therapist and Owner of Senior Care Mall http://www.seniorcaremall.com, a new online resource for caregivers and seniors, is well aware of these stressors.
The business was started by healthcare professionals who understand the stress that caregivers and seniors have. "My education and experience for the past 15 years has focused on maintaining or increasing the level of an idividuals independence." “The seniors want their independence, and the caregivers are concerned for the seniors safety.” "This makes for an interesting conflict at times." “Understanding that others may be having the same challenges can be very comforting. It is amazing the stress levels for the "sandwich generation" and for caregivers as a whole. “ says Tracey.
Tracey has two parents both of whom are in there 80's, and two daughters ages 10 and 13. "The challenges can certainly create alot of stress. It's very important for people who are a part of this sandwich generation to understand that while caring for their younger family and at times their parents, that they're not alone and there are plenty of resources out there." Tracey states.
To help provide peace of mind Senior Care Mall has an online community that provides two way communication and support. Seniors and caregivers can spend time chatting in the online chat rooms at anytime day or night, or leave a message on the community message board if they choose. "This community area is a great place to share ideas, concerns, and solve problems that others may have as well." says Tracey
Along with an online community Senior Care Mall also offers hundreds of products, resources, and services that can help provide peace of mind and make life safer and easier as well. The categories are listed in a problem solution manner. Caregivers or seniors can scan the categories on the left of the web sites home page and click the areas of concern. For instance their is a Bathroom Shop, Mobility Shop, Diabetes Shop, Incontinence Shop, Emergency Shop, as well as many others. It makes the Senior Care Mall (http://www.seniorcaremall.com) website very easy to navigate.
Millions of caregivers and seniors find themselves in challenging situations. Senior Care Mall is uniquely positioned to help be a valuable resource for these individuals. Tracey Kiley is also uniquely qualified "Because of my education, work experience, and life experience, I feel privilidged that I can help other caregivers and seniors." says Tracey.
With the aging of America, and the need for independence and safety in the home, Senior Care Mall is a valuable and needed resource. You can visit Senior Care Mall via the web http://www.seniorcaremall.com. You can also call them @ (508) 868 2801. Their email address is admin (at) seniorcaremall.com.
Tracey Kiley OTR/L
Senior Care Mall
PO Box 289
Chartley, MA 02766
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