CarolCARE

Resources, Guidance, Support and Relief for Non-Paid Family Caregivers

 

Consulting, Coaching, Personalized planning specific to YOUR elder-care situation

We meet with you, your siblings and with your loved one

If you’re feeling exhausted, frustrated, overwhelmed or maybe even a bit resentful…

Call 303-780-7347 today and relax — CarolCARE will help you through this!

You’re exhausted, you’re overwhelmed, maybe you’re even resentful… but you are not alone.  Currently, there are more than 63 million non-paid family caregivers in the United States, and that number is only growing.Did you know…?More than 65 million people provide “free” care for a chronically ill, disabled or aging family member or friend. The combined value of those services is estimated to be $375 billion a year — nearly twice as much as Americans actually spend on home care and nursing home services together ($158 billion). Approximately 66% of family caregivers are women. Of this group, more than half also have minor children or grandchildren living at home with them.

The potential impact of caregiving on YOUR health, as the caregiver, is staggering!

  • 47% of caregivers indicate an increase in caregiving expenses has caused them to exhaust MOST or ALL  of their savings.
  • Stress has been shown to impact a caregiver’s immune system for as many as three years after the      caregiving duties end, which increases their chances of developing a      chronic illness themselves. In fact, the level of stress is so extreme it      can take as many as 10 years off a family caregiver’s life!
  • 40% to 70% of family caregivers have clinically significant symptoms of depression.
  • American businesses can lose as much as $34 billion each year due to employees’ needs to care for elderly loved ones.

Caring for your elderly loved one can take a huge toll on your health, your finances and your life!

CALL TODAY to get the support you need. 

You WILL get through this, and we can  help! 303-780-7347

Carol Core, president and founder of CarolCARE, has first-hand knowledge of what your life as the caregiver of an elderly loved one looks like.  Core knows because for more than 12 years, she was the non-paid family caregiver for her three favorite “old people” (as she fondly refers to them) — Mom, Dad and her dear Uncle Earl. Performing nothing less than a juggling act, Core worked full time and fulfilled her roles as a wife, mother and grandmother, all while managing the care, health, finances and safety of three elderly people.  A recognized speaker, coach, consultant and certified mediator, Carol Core is an expert in all things elder care. Now she’s leveraged this expertise to create CarolCARE — a firm dedicated to offering support, empowerment and hope to you, the caregiver.Over the years, Core was forced to learn all the complicated ins and outs of in-home care: Medicare versus Medicaid; living wills and trusts; assisted living and fire safety; long-distance care and Veterans’ benefits; do-not-resuscitate orders (DNRs); nursing homes and adult day care centers; food service; oxygen and medications; Depends; clinical depression and congestive heart failure; crematoriums; wills and every other aspect of caring for our elders. Most of us never plan for this, and unfortunately, most of our loved ones don’t plan for it, either.Your adventure in elder care will be challenging… but CarolCARE is here to help!

 

 

About Carol

Carol Core, President and Founder of CarolCARE knows, first hand, what your life looks like when it comes to caring for your elderly loved one. Carol knows, because for over 12 years she was the non-paid family caregiver for her Mom, Dad and dear Uncle Earl. While trying to juggle full-time work; life as a wife, mother and grandmother; she managed the care, health, finances and safety of three elderly people.