Updated: May 8
Did you know that over 53,000,000 Americans provide some kind of unpaid care to family members with chronic conditions or special needs? Did you also know that over 60% of them are under so much financial, emotional, educational, and communal stress that they themselves are diagnosed as "at risk" by their healthcare providers.
This flies in the face of the fact that virtually every study states that the healthier a caregiver is, the better the outcome will be for the person or people they care for.
As a Grandparent, you may not know that our children are known as the "Sandwich" Caregiver Generation, as they often find themselves caring for us, and their own children that have a chronic condition or special need.
The Family Caregivers Alliance (FCA) was founded by Deepa and Vishal Patel, and if you we watch their brief video on their website you will see why. Purposed to provide unpaid caregivers with the opportunity to reduce the immense levels of financial, emotional, communal, and educational stress they are under, FCA provides them with the opportunity to take back control of their lives.
There's no charge to apply to become an ambassador for FCA, there are no fees, and there is nothing to buy, however, only unpaid caregivers can apply.
We believe this is a good option for people with little time, who would like to save money, build community, get educated on best practices in caregiving, and make an income.
For transparency, Stuart Williams has an indirect financial interest in FCA.