The Issue: Stress or Unfeasibility of Caregiving
When a chronic condition or illness limits an individual's ability to perform basic self-care tasks, such as bathing, household chores, or meal preparation, long-term care becomes vital. Thanks to the help of family caregivers, many people live at home or in community settings rather than institutions. Yet according to the National Center on Caregiving, assisting a family member can take a toll on the caregiver's health: 40%–70% of family caregivers have reported significant symptoms of depression. Furthermore, not everyone has the relative willing to take up the responsibility of being a caregiver.
The Campaign: Providing In-Home Care
If this Grassroots campaign raises $450, then Helping the Aging, Needy and Disabled can provide five hours of in-home care to nine homebound individuals with little to no financial resources. Each additional $50 raised will provide five hours of in-home care to another person. Life Coaching with Marcia Clark will match donations up to a $675 total. In-home support includes services such as bathing, dressing, cleaning, shopping, or preparing meals.
All donations will be matched up to a $675 total by Life Coaching with Marcia Clark. You can follow the progress of this and other Grassroots campaigns at the Groupon Grassroots website.