Synergy HomeCare Launches National Outreach Program "Arms Around Family Caregivers"
Mesa, AZ (Vocus) September 17, 2010 -- Family Caregivers will benefit from the new outreach program by Synergy HomeCare. The Arms Around Family Caregivers™ campaign encourages American families to "Embrace the Moments that Matter™".
Arms Around Family Caregivers™ is meant to make a lasting impact on families throughout the nation in various situations and conditions. In the process of working closely with thousands of family caregivers, Synergy HomeCare is more than familiar with the need of these families for ongoing respite, resources and education.
According to the National Family Caregiver Association, 65 Million people in the United States are care for an ailing family member for an average of 20 hours per week. People struggling with Alzheimer's disease or dementia, children with special needs, aging and elderly parents and injured veterans are all groups that are primarily tended to by family caregivers.
The national campaign focuses on two objectives. First, the educational support of family caregivers through the provision of online resources on the official Synergy HomeCare blog and website. During the month of November, Synergy HomeCare will open its online education site "Life Time Learning" to anyone who wishes to learn more about how to better care for their relatives in need.
The second objective of Arms Around Family Caregivers™ is to cater to the emotional needs of family caregivers and the ones they love. November marks the time when anyone can nominate for the family caregiver in their life for the "Pillar of Strength Award" by telling the story of the impact of their family caregiver. The winner will be determined based on community support for the story in the form of voting and commenting.
Nominations will be in the form of stories of the background and impact of the elected family caregiver.
The "Pillar of Strength Award" includes 40 hours of much needed respite care from Synergy HomeCare. In addition to this, partnering companies are beginning to respond and contribute to this program.
Though this program is intended to run throughout the year, Synergy HomeCare will extend special benefits to family caregivers during the month of November, the presidentially appointed National Family Caregiver month.
"Though the contest will only be open during November, our blog will not stop supporting family caregivers." says Project Advisor Kitty Vradenburg. Arms Around Family Caregivers™ will be here to help [family caregivers] in their every day efforts to support their families."
The impact of Arms Around Family Caregivers™ comes not only from the corporate office, but from the Synergy HomeCare franchises. While the company will promote the campaign on a grander scale, each franchisee will be able to speak to the individual family caregivers in their community and in their state.