Sign the Petition to Congress: Make Respite for Family Caregivers a Priority

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Sign the Petition to Congress: Make Respite for Family Caregivers a Priority

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congressARCH National Respite Coalition created a petition last night asking Congress to make respite for family caregivers a national priority.

The petition reads:
To: Congress


The 65 million family caregivers in the US need respite. It is among the most frequently requested support services, yet 90% of family caregivers are not receiving respite of any kind. The consequences can be serious. Without support, many family caregivers of children and adults with disabilities and chronic conditions face stress-related physical and emotional illnesses, marital discord, and even higher rates of mortality. The effect on government programs and on the overall economy can be devastating. Respite can help improve family well-being, the risk of abuse or neglect, and help avoid or delay more costly hospitalizations, emergency room use, or foster care and nursing home placements. Keep respite funding in place and make it easier for family caregivers to find, use and pay for respite when and where they need it.


Sincerely,


I signed the petition; you can sign, too, by clicking the link below:

http://www.change.org/petitions/congress-respite-for-family-caregivers-needs-to-be-a-national-priority

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