HELP FOR THE CARE GIVER

              This section is intended to protect information on sources on where
                                   the CARE GIVER can get help or information

 

A CAREGIVER PRAYER

                      Dear Lord.

                           As I begin my day, I pause for a moment and reflect on the
                      beauty of all that you have given to us. I offer thanksgiving for
                      that beauty, as well as the gifts of faith, family and friendship.
                      I ask now for your help as I care for my loved one.

                      As a "caregiver," the caring often finds me overwhelmed and filled
                      with many unexpected and sometimes unwanted emotions. Some
                      situations have arisen in which I find myself happy, sad, confused
                      and even angry. It is only with Your help that I am able to continue
                      ministering with love and sensitivity.

                      Please hear my prayer and bestow upon me the gifts I need to care
                      for my loved one until Your healing comes, or You call them home
                      from their earthly journey.  Watch over them and keep them free
                      from pain, harm and loneliness. I offer this prayer to You with faith,
                      love and praise.           Amen

                      Teresa Mc Causland RN  
                         

 

 

                  This section will be updated as information becomes available
 

 

HELP FOR CAREGIVER MEETINGS

ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA

7 PM

ST. LEO CONVENT

TULIP & UNRUH AVE,  PHILA.

AUGUST 25

SEPTEMBER 29

OCTOBER 27

NOVEMBER 17

                  After researching the information, check it out with your doctor
                  , priest or other professional.

 

               Sources on the Internet:(click on the name)
 

                  For  researching topics related to older people.

                        The National Council on Aging
                        Founded in 1950, The National Council on the Aging is a national network
                        of organizations and individuals dedicated to improving the health and
                        independence of older persons; increasing their continuing contributions
                        to communities, society and future generations; and  building caring communities.
 

                       U.S. Administration on Aging
                       Welcome to the “About AoA” section of the Administration on Aging website
                      In About AoA you can access information about the agency, its mission, budget,
                      and organizational structure. In addition, you can learn more about the Older
                      Americans Act, the federal legislation establishing the AoA and authorizing a
                      range of programs that offer services and opportunities for older Americans
                     and their caregivers.
 

                    AARP
                    Abundance of information and internet resources
 

                  American Bar Association
                  For facts and advice about the legal issues
 

                  The Catholic Health Association of the United States 
                  The Ministry Engaged

OUR MISSION

 
 

Support and strengthen the Catholic health ministry in the United States.
 

OUR ROLE

  Unite as ministry engaged to advance selected ministry commitments that are best pursued together rather than as individual organizations.
 
OUR COMMITMENTS
  Advocate for justice in health care and transform health ministry.
 
OUR STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS
MISSION

Strengthen our ability to understand, articulate, and act on Catholic identity.

ETHICS

Exercise leadership in ethics for health care and broader societal issues.

ADVOCACY

Mobilize to secure access for all to just, compassionate, and quality health services

 

                        The Patient Advocate Foundation
                         If a patient needs to resolve an issue with an insurance company , employer or
                        creditor, The Patient Advocate Foundation, (phone 800-532-5274) is a non-profit
                        organization that offers assistance 
 

                        

Pope John Paul II - To Congress on Life-Sustaining Treatments and Vegetative State

In his address to an International Congress on Life-Sustaining Treatments, 20 March 2004, the Holy Father insisted on the fact that "a man, even if seriously ill or disabled in the exercise of his highest functions, is and always will be a man, and he will never become a vegetable or an animal." He will always be deserving of care, even if a cure is not possible. MEDICAL ETHICS EUTHANASIA FAMILY [PAPALDOC, Type=3 Code=EE]

                 University of Iowa Virtual Hospital
                 Virtual Hospital is a digital health sciences library created in 1992 at the University
                 of Iowa to help meet the information needs of health care providers and patients.
                 The goal of the Virtual Hospital digital library is to make the Internet a useful medical 
                 reference and health promotion tool for health care providers and patients. The Virtual
                 Hospital digital library contains thousands of textbooks and booklets for health care
                 providers and patients  An Virtual Children Hospital is also available through this site.
 

                Hospice
                 If you are faced with someone who is terminally ill. Hospice focuses on palliative
                 care and grie  management issues. It is loaded with information for the caregiver.
 

                 Ascenion Health - Health Care Ethic
                This resource page is intended to provide users with a comprehensive understanding
                of both general healthcare ethics and specific Catholic moral teaching as it relates to
                ethical issues in healthcare. Therefore, this resource should be considered a living
                document that will continually grow and be revised in an attempt to come ever closer
                to its goal.

 

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