HELPING FAMILY CAREGIVERS CARE FOR THEIR LOVED ONES WITHOUT DRAINING THEIR ENERGY AND INCOME
Welcome to our community created by Lorna M. Scott, author of the best selling book for family caregivers, Walking the Journey Together … Alone, Finding Peace, Hope, and Joy in the Middle of the Sh**.
You are in the right place if:
- You are caring or supporting a loved one with a chronic illness, disability, or age related needs,
- You are an employer wanting to know how to support your employees who are family caregivers without a negative impact on your business
Lorna personally dealt with and faced many issues as a family caregiver. Her experience as a member of the Caregiver Advisory Council for the Mobilizing Action, Family Caregivers in Canada project helps her keep a pulse on emerging issues and solutions for family caregivers.
Lorna states: “When I heard my 44 year old husband, Callum, was diagnosed with cancer I thought my world had come to an end. My first thought was that I needed to find out everything out about this disease and make sure he had the best treatment possible. I wanted to ease his pain, take away his worry and help him get back to great health. I didn’t tell anyone about my pain, worry or fears:
“Is my husband going to die? What is happening to our life? What if I can’t handle this?”
You don’t have to feel the same way. You can handle this. This is your place – your community. You are “at home” at The Caregiver’s Lighthouse. You will find someone who understands what you are going through and a safe place to talk about the fears and worries that you’ve never told anyone else.
You can count on Lorna’s personal experience and expertise to help you move forward when faced with sudden life changes of caregiving and:
- Help you understand the exact help you need and where to get it
- Get over your fear of the future
- Reduce conflict and strengthen relationships with family and friends.
“It made me more aware that I may be too isolated, and also allow people (family) to take advantage of me.”
Whether you are new to caregiving or have been a caregiver for a while, The Caregiver’s Lighthouse and it’s community is where you want to be.
If you are new to caregiving, this is perfect for you. You will find lots of tips and strategies to cope with the many changes you are going to come up against in your journey. You will have the time to go through the caregiver resources, workshops and services and choose the ones that will make your life easier. You will find a community ready to support you and cheer you on.
If you are an experienced caregiver, this is a great place for you. You have gone through some ups and downs and may be trying to remember what it was like when your life was different – and wishing you could “go back there.” You are feeling alone. You might be wondering if you will ever smile and laugh again. You will. And we will help you find more balance in your life, have a place to be open and honest about your worries and fears, and be inspired to find fulfillment as a caregiver.
Whether you want to get out of the house to meet and learn from other caregivers, or you want to learn from the comfort of your own home, you will find ways to cope with unexpected emergencies, family tension, have fun, and most importantly, nourish your heart and soul. You deserve to be healthy and have peace of mind.
You don’t have to do this alone. There is help and understanding. You belong here. Don’t wait. This is the right time for you to take a moment for yourself and join us.
Family caregiving is already having a dramatic impact on your business. You care about the people and families who work for you, and The Caregiver’s Lighthouse can help you support your valued employees who are caregivers, without hurting your bottom line.
The Caregiver’s Lighthouse – providing safety and comfort from the stormy seas of family caregiving.