Saturday, November 14, 2009
Hear Ye, Hear Ye
We're already two weeks in, but November is National Caregivers Month. Click on the above very official document to find out more. And if it's too small to read, check out the website HERE.
The document sure looks real, but I wonder about its relevancy in an era where most states' budgets are shrinking dramatically. California, at least, long known for its generous programs to help the disabled, has slashed its Regional Center budgets so much that there is virtually no money left for respite for the families of children with special needs and the elderly. I don't know what the answer is.
Now go out and find a caregiver, near and dear or even not, to you, and offer to help.
If you're a caregiver of someone with a chronic illness or special needs or profound needs, accept help and stay courageous. I wish I could say that it's all going to be all right, but we know better, right?
Tiny steps, tiny steps.