Introducing: The Unforgotten Families

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A New Resource Created to Bring Awareness to the Families of Medically Fragile Children

The Unforgotten Families (TUF), a resource of support to the community of families faced with the challenges of caring for a medically fragile child, is celebrating the launch of their website and social media platforms.

The new site will be home to the real “Unforgotten Families” and provides a central, focused and virtual location for educating families on the solution and impact to the community that can be provided through the Family CNA Program.

The Family CNA Program is revolutionizing home healthcare by providing medically fragile children with the care they deserve through allowing family members to become trained and certified to care for their loved ones. The Family CNA Program ushers in a new era of home care innovation by offering comprehensive training and support for this medically fragile population.

“Our Family CNA Program allows family members to be trained, certified caregivers for their loved ones at no cost to the state or family members,” states Fred Johnson, President, and CFO of Team Select Home Care, the training company behind The Unforgotten Families. “This in turn solves the staffing crisis that often has families receiving partial care or experiencing extended facility/NICU stays pending arrangement of home nursing.”

The launch of http://www.theunforgottenfamilies.com is vital in linking families to life-saving, life-affirming resources, especially in the time of COVID-19 where the importance of federally qualified healthcare workers is taking center stage.

“No one can bring the same level of passion and attention to caregiving as a parent can for their own child,” stated Johnson. “Parents not only provide the highest quality of support but also ensure an on-going continuity of care.”

For Team Select Home Care, this means humanizing the struggles that families of medically fragile children go through. The average American family spends $284,570 in basic care for a child, but for a family with a medically fragile child that number can almost triple. Common struggles experienced by families with medically fragile children can include financial instability from frequent hospital visits and medical bills, career instability due to parents needing to be “on call” for children in case their caregiver is unable to visit the home, and relationship strain due to the financial and emotional stress. The family profiles and communal rethinking that will come from the launch of the TUF website will frame, engage, and impact the state-by-state legislation to urgently adopt the program. Currently, the Family CNA program has only been implemented in Colorado where medically fragile children and their families have been participating for over 20 years.

To learn more, visit http://www.theunforgottenfamilies.com

About The Unforgotten Families (TUF)
The Unforgotten Families (TUF) is an awareness campaign created to highlight the many challenges faced by medically fragile children and their families. The TUF campaign is powered by Team Select Home Care and their Family CNA Program which provides improved access to care, increased quality of care, and job creation through allowing family members to be trained, certified caregivers for their loved ones at no cost to the state or family members. No one can bring the same level of passion and attention to caregiving as a parent can for their own child. Parents not only provide the highest quality of support, but also ensure an on-going continuity of care. This solves the nurse staffing crisis, resulting in increased capacity to care for a larger number of medically fragile children. Please visit http://www.theunforgottenfamilies.com for more information.

About Team Select Home Care
Dedicated to improving the lives of patients through increased health and mobility, Team Select Home Care maintains offices in Arizona, Colorado, Missouri, California, Texas, Illinois, Indiana and New Jersey that provides home health care and other services to their local communities. The company was established in 2008 with the goal of bringing together the most experienced and ethical home health professionals in the industry. For additional information, please visit https://teamselecthh.com.

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