TJW lost her friend to cancer in January 2016. Since January, she has been helped her friend’s husband sort through many of her friend’s belongings.
Family caregivers do many amazing heroic acts. They help with household duties, take people to medical appointments, help with shopping, meals, dressing, hygiene and many more tasks. Family caregivers often have great stress, assume extra financial burdens and may suffer from burnout.
Caregiving Matters believes that the care of the ill by family members and friends is very important and deserves greater recognition and appreciation by our society.
“Caregiver Heroes” is dedicated to appreciating, acknowledging and simply thanking family caregivers for all they do. “Caregiver Heroes” supports the concept of “Passing It Forward” with gifts from three GTA retailers.
Meet our Caregiver Heroes!
Katharine’s life was turned upside down because of a serious fall.
Tom is a dedicated volunteer who helps care for a group of men who are re-covering alcoholics. This picture shows him picking up some of our cooking gifts that will be used in the men’s group kitchen.
Caring for both my parents, gives me peace
We are thankful that we are able to help.
My mom is the epitome of strength and self- sacrifice.
It is very difficult to see my father like this and to remain calm and energized and positive. However we are grateful he is here…
I take care of my husband 24/7.
My Mom lives with us now. I am glad she is here.
Liz is a busy lady. She takes care of her kids and her aging parents.