It has come to my attention that, like me, many classmates are now
caring for their parents. Caregiving is an ultimate act of love, but
it can also be frustrating, heartbreaking and exhausting.
of Aging Parents
is a nonprofit, charitable organization
whose mission is to assist the nation's nearly 54 million caregivers
of the elderly or chronically ill with reliable information, referrals
and support, and to heighten public awareness that the health of the
family caregivers is essential to ensure quality care of the nation's
growing elderly population.
In early 2004, CAPS joined forces with CONTACT
United Way agency that provides free telephone helpline services to
the residents of Bucks County. It is staffed by volunteers who are
trained in crisis intervention and active listening skills, which is
an important asset for the caregivers that call on CAPS as well as
those needing the serives of CONTACT Bucks Couty.
am on the board of CONTACT Bucks County and responsible for CAPS-related
activities. I would suggest if you need help or information to
go to our web site
You can also call our information and referral help
at 1-800-227-7294. Or you can, of course, contact me, Chuck
remember, you are not alone. You can call on CAPS for help.