The charity was thought of when the founder's parents became ill and passed away from terminal cancer. They both passed away at home where they felt most comfort and joy with loving care from family, friends and hospice. Their passing inspired the founder to incorporate the organization as a 501(c)3 in 2003 and focus on community health. GivingCare has an all volunteer staff. None of the personnel or officers are compensated for their time. The officers donated the initial funds to start the organization.
In 2006 Armstrong Foundation funded GivingCare to write a comprehensive script on how to care for a bed-bound loved one.
GivingCare has collaborated with Alzheimer's Foundation of America on specialized dementia training for staff working with patients with Alzheimer's disease and other related dementias. A consortium of organizations was formed through AFA to fill the gap that existed on a national level to assure quality of care and excellence in service to individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related illnesses, and to their caregivers and families.
A study sponsored by National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, found that more than one in five, 21 percent or 22.9 million, U.S. households were involved in helping care for a person older than 18. The typical family caregiver provides more than 20 hours of care each week to a loved one. The demand for in home care will significantly increase as the population increases in age.
Some topics covered on this website include; a care journal, body mechanics, bedsore precautions, dressing, bedpan use, occupied bed making, lying positions and other topics of care. This information is for the bed-bound loved one who may be recovering from an illness or injury or a loved one who may be terminally ill.
Please feel free to use our services with our blessing. GivingCare will never charge for this web site's services. We are here to assist you.