Family Caregiver Holistic Services Grant for Women
Family Caregivers care for a family member, spouse, parents, sibling(s), child(ren), or others, with an illness, injury, or disability. Caregiving can be rewarding, but it can also be challenging. Stress from caregiving is common. Women especially are at risk for the harmful health effects of caregiver stress. Many women have a higher risk for health problems from caregiver stress, including those who:
Care for a loved one who needs constant medical care and supervision. Caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease or dementia are more likely to have health problems and to be depressed than caregivers of people with conditions that do not require constant care.
Care for a spouse. Women who are caregivers of spouses are more likely to have high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol and are twice as likely to have heart disease as women who provide care for others, such as parents or children.
Women caregivers also may be less likely to get regular screenings, and they may not get enough sleep or regular physical activity.
AWARE Worldwide, believes in the power of each-one-help-one, a power which comes from many hands, and hearts, providing compassion to family caregivers. The Holistic Health Services Grant is funded, by you, for women family caregivers who could not receive holistic health and wellness services otherwise. The purpose of this award is to give low income/no income women, who are family caregivers a chance to receive ongoing, regular care for a period of six months, to experience the transformative effects of regular energy healing therapy.
Healing touch is an essential, indispensable component of living one’s healthiest life. Literature reports, access to healing energy/bodywork services has been largely restricted to the middle and wealthy classes, as healthcare in this country generally refuses to acknowledge the benefits of preventative and therapeutic touch. AWARE recognizes that caregiver burnout is a symptom of this systemic failure.
You can be a part of another’s healing journey! Sponsor a woman in need. Donate up to six (6) weekly H.E.A.L (Health Enhancement And Learning) Sessions. We are our sister’s keeper.
AWARE Worldwide Empowerment Ministries rely on community contributions and accepts donations in a multitude of ways. 100% of the monetary donations made go directly towards helping persons in need to move forward in their journey to whole-health recovery and self-care management.
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