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February 1, 2018

According to Allison Powell, the members of Community Wisdom share something in common in that they are all caregivers to at least one person, if not many. Some members have adult loved ones on the autism spectrum, many of whom are non-verbal and require constant supervision. Others care for aging parents with physical challenges, as well as Alzheimer’s and dementia. And still others are caring for veterans with PTSD and a variety of physical disabilities. While being a caregiver is never easy, it is good to know that there are others experiencing similar challenges to our own.

Key Takeaways:

  • One caregiver cares for a 180 pound autidtic, teenage son, who functions at a two year old level.
  • It’s not uncommon for caregivers to neglect their own doctor’s visits, as they spend most of their time ensuring their loved one makes their appointments.
  • While many parents struggle with special needs children, others are taking care of their own aging parents.

“Our community members are taking care of many different people with many different conditions and ability levels.”

Read more: https://thecaregiverspace.org/who-were-taking-care-of/

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Tyler Williams

As an Area Owner and Operator of a Home Matters Caregiving franchise, I am committed to ensuring exceptional outcomes for our valued clients and caregivers. My passion for elevating our service quality is matched by my role as a blogger and social media manager for the franchise, where I share insights, updates, and foster community engagement. Prior to senior care, I used my strategic communication and brand development skills as the Marketing Director of a regional bank. My diverse experience supports my commitment to excellence and innovation in both healthcare and digital communication.
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