It takes inner strength and courage to face the sometimes daunting task of providing care.
Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) March 26, 2013
With more than 34 million unpaid family caregivers in the United States, most people know someone who provides care for an aging, ill or disabled family member. Caregiving is hard work. It takes inner strength and courage to face the sometimes daunting task of providing care. Yet caregivers heroically face these challenges every day. Of course caregivers may not feel like heroes, as they often work tirelessly with little help or recognition for their efforts. With this in mind, Journeyworks Publishing has created a series of new products that aims to celebrate the courage of caregivers and to inspire and support them in their important role. And most importantly, because no one can do it all, these materials are designed to get caregivers the help they need. Educators and professionals who would like free preview copies of these materials can visit the Journeyworks Publishing Caregiver Support review pack page.
Many caregivers say they do not have the time to care for their own needs; half say their own health has been affected. A caregiver often just can’t find the time to visit the doctor, exercise regularly or get enough rest. Friends and community members may want to help, but they just don’t know how. Or, as is often the case, the caregiver may not know how to ask for help. Journeyworks Publishing’s new “I Can Help! Caring Card Coupons” provide a tool that can be used both by caregivers and those who want to lend a hand. Each card has a list of tasks to choose from, a caregiver can pick the one(s) that fit their situation best. When someone offers to help they can hand them a coupon. Or, family and friends can check off specific items they want to offer and give the coupon(s) to the caregiver to redeem when needed.
Caregivers commonly feel a wide range of emotions related to their caregiving role. The “Quotes for Caregivers” pocket card from Journeyworks provides inspiration and support with relevant quotes, coping tips and reflections on the profound emotions that are often felt by caregivers. With seven detachable panels the quotes and tips can be separated and posted in prominent places, given to caregivers at opportune moments or used as conversation starters with caregivers who may need a kind word or compassionate ear.
Friends, family and community members can let caregivers know that their efforts are appreciated by spending a moment to listen or by actively lending a hand. But, they can also display their support and boost morale with a “Caregivers are Heroes” wristband or magnet. Educators and professionals interested in these materials can visit the Journeyworks Publishing Caregiver Support review pack page to request free samples.
About Journeyworks Publishing
Journeyworks Publishing is a national health education and health promotion publisher with more than 10,000,000 pamphlets, brochures, booklets, posters, bookmarks, videos and other products distributed each year. Used extensively by public health departments, hospitals, schools, VA programs and more, Journeyworks materials are known for being creative, effective, easy-to-read and accurate. You can learn more by visiting http://www.journeyworks.com.