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5 Tips for Choosing a Caregiver


Hiring an in-home caregiver can help provide peace of mind to those providing care for a loved one. There are many agencies that hire caregivers across the United States, but how do you know which one is the right fit for you? Here is a list of 5 tips to help you find the best match:

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6 Websites for Caregivers to Follow


It’s estimated that over 40 million people provide care for someone else every year in the United States. There are several websites that are dedicated to providing information and resources to help. We have put together a list of six helpful sites and blogs to follow for people who provide care to others:

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Red Cross Donations Sought for Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief 

A Red Cross volunteer is show here with a Hurricane Harvey evacuee at one of the emergency shelters. 

A Message From the American Red Cross

Many of you have asked how you can help people affected by this terrible storm, and we are truly grateful for your support. To make a donation, please visit https://www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-harvey or call 1-800-RED CROSS or text HARVEY to 90999 to donate $10. 

The American Red Cross on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/redcross/

Photo shown above courtesy of the American Red Cross on Facebook. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the families affected by the storm. 

MobilityWorks of Richmond to Continue Hosting Parent Support Group

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Parent Support Group and Resource Exchange

Beginning February 7th, MobilityWorks of Richmond (Virginia) will continue hosting a resource night for parents of children with a physical disability or physical limitations. The support group will run from 5:00-6:30 PM on the first Tuesday of every other month.

The goal of the support group meetings is to provide new information on programs that can be of help to them and their children.  We will also provide the opportunity for parents to exchange ideas and support each other in a typical support group setting.  Guest speakers of non-profit companies will also talk about resources available to parents.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to our Richmond store Certified Mobility Consultant, Katie Walter, at katie.walter@mobilityworks.com. Refreshments will also be provided.

Guest Speakers for February 7th

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The Assistive Technology Loan Fund Authority (ATLFA) provides alternative funding resources for Virginians with disabilities to acquire assistive technology that can enhance their independence and improve their quality of life. To learn more about ATLFA, please go to: http://atlfa.org/.

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Sportable adaptive sports organization offers thirteen different annual adaptive sports programs, unique sports clinics, and special events for our athletes, families and community partners. .  To learn more about them, please go to:  www.sportleadership.vcu.edu.

A national leader in personal mobility solutions with locations all across the country. Learn more at: www.numotion.com.

Paying it Forward—and Paying it Back—A Heartwarming Story!

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After working tirelessly for 12 hours to put out an intense fire; firefighters Tim Young and Paul Hullings of New Jersey stopped at a small café for breakfast.

The waitress at the cafe; Liz Woodward, overhead the firefighters talking about the grueling fire.

When it came time for the firefighters to leave; Liz gave them a note on their Guest Check, letting them know that their breakfast was her treat—as a show of appreciation for their courage and bravery.

The firefighters were touched by Liz’s compassion and generosity. To show his appreciation, Tim Young shared Liz’s note on Facebook—encouraging people to visit the café—and to tip Liz well!

The story would be touching enough even if it ended there—but it doesn’t.

The firefighters learned that Liz’s father, Steve, has been a quadriplegic for the last five years. Liz had set-up a donation page to help her father raise money to purchase a wheelchair accessible vehicle.

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Tim Young encouraged everyone he knew through Facebook to help out Liz in her efforts to raise money. Within just a few days, she had received donations of more than $70,000—far more than she had even initially requested.

Liz and her family could not be more grateful to the firemen, and to all those who contributed to her fundraiser.

Paying it forward—and paying it back. With kindness—much can be achieved!

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—Credit: www.boreddaddy.com for story content and photos.