Empowering Caregivers™ logo with Choices - Healing - Love

ResourcesChat - Community pageMessageboard Community pageSitemap

search engine by freefind
Caregiving Articles
Back to articles
The Values of the Internet for the Caregiver

As caregivers, you are extremely busy. Many of you spend a great deal of time online researching information, gathering support from your online friends, and attending chats. The Internet is a life support system for so many caregivers.

At the same time I am amazed at the results that so many of you have expressed to me that you haven't even left AOL to go out and venture all that is offered. The expanse of caregiving information as well as diseases and illnesses etc....multiplies online on a daily basis and I strongly urge you to take a risk to venture out and explore some more, rather than being confined on AOL or any other service provider..

Many of you research BetterHealth on AOL but did you know that BetterHealth, now known as AllHealth has a wonderful site on the web at IVILLAGE.COM? The address is http://www.allhealth.com. Please check it out some time.

Many people have asked me why I supply so many links at the EMPOWERING CAREGIVERS SITE. My answer is that caregivers need to get information, facts and much more quickly. They don't have the time to surf the net...If I can provide them with powerful links to get their needs met, I will do it. I am not afraid of losing the traffic. I want to provide as much as I can to you all in your time of need.

More and more sites online are caregiver related with much support, through databases, resources, articles and so much more.

Please take a risk and venture out to see all that is available to you. You may be quite surprised. If you feel that you don't have enough knowledge to explore, there are tutorials on AOL that can assist you. Most of the Internet is quite user friendly after you learn a few basic skills. Good explorations to you. ~


Gail Mitchell
Empowering Caregivers

Ms. Mitchell is the President and Founder of NOFEC. Her full-time caregiving experience began in the early eighties when her husband was diagnosed with cancer. Later on she became the primary caregiver for her father, along with her mother who had become critically ill from burnout prior to her dadís passing. In recent years, she cared for several friends with AIDS while continuing to care for her mother and actively providing support, information, referrals and resources for caregivers.

Prior to founding NOFEC, she created the iVillageHealth Chat: Empowering Caregivers, which she hosted for over 5 years. Within a month of hosting she created Empowering Caregivers: www.care-givers.com in 1999 as a resource for caregivers around the globe. Over three million visitors have frequented the website.

Gail's leadership on the Internet and her success with Empowering Caregivers led her to found National Organization For Empowering Caregivers (NOFEC) INC in 2001.

She presents at national and international care-related conferences and programs and has been a keynote speaker for many programs as well.

Ms Mitchell has assisted thousands of caregivers online and offline in ways to empower themselves in their roles in caring for loved ones.

For a list of client and or her resume, please contact info@nofec.org

Gail's articles have been published in many venues nationally and in Canada.Presently, she is a member of American Society on Aging and National Quality Caregivers Coalition.

E-mail: info@care-givers.com
Web Site: http://www.care-givers.com

Related Articles By This Author
 "Live As If You Were To Die Tomorrow:Learn As If You Were To Live Forever"
 1999-2000 Directory of Prescription Drug Patient Assistance Programs
 A Lesson in Trust and Faith
 AXA Foundation Family Care Resource Connection
 Caregiver Burnout
 Cash & Counseling: Consumer Choices, Family Reimbursements
 Choosing A Nursing Home
 Clinical Trials for Medications, Procedures and More
 Coming Out Of Your Cocoon
 Communications With Your Loved One-Part II
 Communications With Your Loved One: Part 1
 Conscious Choices For Aging With Grace
 Coping With Difficult Parents
 Creating A Safe Home And Home Modification
 Creating Rituals During The Holidays
 Decisions On Placing A Loved One
 Emergency Information
 Empowering Caregivers
 Family Caregivers Are Given More Than They Can Handle
 For New Caregivers
 Getting Comfortable As A Caregiver In Your New Role
 Grandparent Caregivers: Grandparents Raising Children
 Healing Myself Ė Reclaiming My Life
 Hiring Home Care On Your Own - Evaluation
 Home Health Care Agency Evaluation
 How Aging & Caregiving Are Changing Our Lives
 Ideas For Mother
 Information On Document Lists You Will Need As A Caregiver
 KISS: Keep It Simple Silly
 Legal Terms And Medical Directives Terminology You Should Know About
 Let Your Voice Be Heard
 Let Your Voice Be Heard: The Caregivers Market Place
 Lobby Washington To Create A U.S. Dept of PeaceApril 6-8, 2003 Conference in D.C.
 Maintaining Independence For The Carerecipient And Yourself
 Mindfulness and Love In Your Role As A Caregiver
 Negative Or Positive Choices
 On Palliative Care & End-Of-Life Issues
 Our Beliefs are like Addictions
 Parents Who Were Brought Up During The Depression
 Reaching Out For Support: Releasing Guilt Feelings Inside
 Seasons Greetings To Everyone
 Self Care
 Side Effects of New Medications
 Speaking Your Voice: Loud & Clear
 Staying Informed And Making Informed Decisions
 Stress and Burnout
 Survey From Newsletter Subscribe 12/31/98
 The "Sandwiched Generation" Caregiver
 The Caregivers Market Place
 The Joy Of Reading Again Through Large Print Books And Audios
 The Role Of Being A Caregiver Is No Accident
 Thoughts and Prayers for Christmas and New Years
 Thoughts on War
 Treating Symptoms, Not The Causes

Top of page

Back to articles

 
Newsletter Resources Chat - Community page Messageboard Community page Sitemap

EMPOWERING CAREGIVERS™ is trademarked. All Information on this website is owned by Gail R. Mitchell. This includes but is not limited to the journal exercises, Newsletters and original articles, etc. Permission must be obtained from Gail R. Mitchell for any external use of this material.

© Copyright Gail.R. Mitchell. All rights reserved
.