Caregiver Relief Fund – A Perfect Thing to Consider for the Holidays

Limited time and chronic exhaustion are the two things that caregivers face in their lives.

The Caregiver Relief Fund was established in 2009 to provide caregivers with both respite and time needed to put a long-term plan in place for a loved one.

The Fund provides vouchers for at-home care and for recharge mini-getaways. Vouchers for professional at-home care services are donated or purchased on behalf of the Caregiver Relief Fund. They award these vouchers to caregivers, giving them time to address their personal needs and financial resources to invest in their own well-being.

The Fund selects individuals who have been in a caregiving role for a chronically ill individual, elder or disabled person for 12 months or longer. Caregiver applicants also must have an individual income of $80,000 or less per year. Caregivers fill out an application form, share their caregiving story and go through an interview. The Fund then selects and matches the available relief funds with the needs of the caregiver.

Check it out for yourself or a loved one.ξ