many people over 35 are either caregivers or know someone who is.
Long term care giving, although rewarding, can take its toll in
the form of increased medical risk (depression, heart attack, stroke)
for those caring for their loved ones. Since the expansiveness of
the “caregiver” environment is relatively new in our
society, most caregivers are doing research to help ailing family
members, and in many cases reinventing the wheel. Often they don’t
have the time to read through volumes of information, sort through
the necessary paperwork and forms, and do the hands-on work of caring
for their loved ones.
A longtime caregiver for her
mother, Melodee began devising systems and strategies designed to
maintain her mother’s quality of life and ease the constraints
of caregiving while working full time. She created Caregiver's Forum
to share useful tips with caregivers in a way that is easy to access
during their busy day.