Find 50 Ways to Help Your Mom on Mother’s Day
Nervous about visiting Mom for Mother’s day? Concerned about her living alone without any company or help? Worried you don’t have basic information needed in an emergency?
Caring from a Distance (CFAD), a non-profit organization created and run by distance caregivers, can provide that help. It’s website www.cfad.org offers a free, in—depth, online guide to eldercare. (http://www.cfad.org/index.cfm) For families in its first test region, the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, cfad.org also provides the most in-depth, searchable, web-based source of eldercare resources available anywhere with information provided by our community partners, the Jewish Council for Aging Senior Helpline and the Guide to Retirement Living. (http://www.cfad.org/resource/find.cfm)CFAD’s information is independent and objective. Its goal is to help connect caregivers to the right solutions for their family. It helps them identify challenges, guides them through the unfamiliar language of elder care, and helps them identify which local resources are best for their specific situation. The site provides important cost-saving tips and toolkits to make difficult decisions easier. Distance caregivers can also share ideas based on their own experiences.
Visitors can store vital personal on-line data on our free, secure platform (Our Family Records), a step that can save precious time during a health emergency.
For families that need more assistance, CFAD offers valuable additional services. Visitors can call a trained information specialist at the Senior Helpline at 301-881-0574 for a free initial consultation, or arrange for a family conference through our call conference center.
Caring from a Distance takes no funding or advertising from individual elder care providers. The 501(c)(3) organization is supported by foundation grants and charitable on-line donations via Network for Good.