A CareGifters Recipient: Amy


A CareGifters Recipient: Amy

Amy and her parents in 2010. Amy and her parents in 2010.

Through our CareGifters program, we fund caregiving solutions, one family caregiver at a time, as often as we can.

We recently received a donation to our CareGifters program, which we used to help Amy (@tiredamy2007), who cares for her parents without help from her sisters. Amy joined our community in the summer of 2011 and has joined our chats as often as she can. To learn more of her story, read Amy's blog.

In her CareGifters application, Amy details how she will use the money which I sent to her on Monday:

Caregiving.com: Tell us about your caregiving situation.
Amy: I have been a family caregiver for 19 years. I cared for my grandmother for 10 years. She had heart disease and dementia. I then started caring full-time for my parents. My father has never been a healthy person. He has heart failure, COPD, renal failure. My mother has heart disease and Alzheimer's and my dad does also. I cared for them from 2007 until last month. I was not taking care of myself and I ended up in hospital and they were placed in a nursing home. It worked out for the best.

Caregiving.com: What are your top three challenges?
Amy: The nursing home takes all their income so I need to pay off some off the smaller bills before they go to collections. Second, I am in process of getting their apartment cleaned out so I need help to get products to clean the apartment. Third, I have to vacate my apartment be the 11th of December. So I need a little money for a deposit on another apartment or home.

Caregiving.com: How will $500 help you?
Amy: It will help me to clean up their apartment appropriately. It will help me get a ramp for my van to take them to appointments. It will help me not be homeless. It will help pay off some of the small bills.

Would you like to ensure other family caregivers, like Amy, have what they need? Make a tax-deductible donation to our CareGifters program, operated through our non-profit organization, The Center for Family Caregivers. If your organization would like to sponsor a future CareGifters recipient, please send me an email.

You can make a donation via the button, below. No donation is too small (or too big for that matter)!

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Congrats, Amy. I hope the ramp set-up and cleaning goes well.


This is one reason I love this website, and am so thankful for Denise and what she does for caregivers. Amy, I hope this really helps you. Props to you for stepping up and caring for your parents when other siblings wouldn't help. I have a friend in a similar situation. Friend me here - I'm around pretty much.\r\nBlessings!\r\nLisa