FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVERS NATIONWIDE CAN APPLY TO OWN A HOME
Caregivers Gift, a collaborative, is working to help unpaid caregivers in need of a home.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL. June 29, 2015. Unpaid caregivers urgently need our support in their journey. Caregivers Gift would like to build a new home for an unpaid caregiver that has been impacted by Alzheimer’s, Dementia or other chronic debilitating disease.
Unpaid caregivers are often at risk for foreclosure or eviction because of caregiving responsibilities. For many, caregiving is a full-time job. Often they can barely get to the grocery store or doctor, let alone find a paid full-time position, even when there’s a need.
“….caregiving does buttonhole you; you’re stitched in one place.” says Diane Ackerman.
Caregivers Gift is asking for support in building a home for an unpaid caregiver in need. Support from the public would be greatly appreciated, being that this is vital in making the project possible. Caregivers Gift is running a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise funds for the cause. For information or to donate please visit: http://igg.me/at/asmallhomeforalovingcaregiver/x/11147468.
This home offers a second chance and gives a deserving unpaid caregiver the opportunity to get back on his or her feet, after dealing with the chronic illness of a loved one.
The 2015 Alzhemer’s Disease Facts and Figures by the Alzheimer’s Association found that: “In 2014, caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias provided an estimated 17.9 billion hours of informal (that is, unpaid) assistance, a contribution to the nation valued at $217.7 billion. This is approximately 46 percent of the net value of Walmart sales in 2013 ($473.1 billion) and nearly eight times the total revenue of McDonald’s in 2013 ($28.1 billion).”
About Caregivers Gift:
Caregivers Gift is a collaborative of Program Directors, Case Managers, Grant Writers and Community Developers that are advocates for senior client and their caregivers. Many former caregivers volunteer to assist with this worthy cause.
For media inquiries contact: Laurie Prudent at [email protected] or call (954) 590-0045.