"Caregiver's Need Caring Too...."
-Diane Cooper, Founder
Welcome to Caregiver's Outreach Mentorship Empowerment Inc. (COME). You are not alone in this journey called family caregivers. You are the unsung heroes within our families, community, healthcare system and nation.
“There are only four kinds of people in this world—those who have been caregivers, those who currently are caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who need caregivers.”
Where are you in this spectrum of caring?
Caregiver's Outreach Mentorship Empowerment, Inc. (COME) is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) charitable organization founded in 2006. We provide family caregivers with information and resource accessible within their local community. Most of all, COME endeavors to promote the importance of self care while caring for others because caregivers need caring too. Learn More
4.3 is the average length of time (in years) that family caregivers provide care (NAC/AARP, 2004).
The majority (83%) are family caregivers—unpaid persons such as family members, friends, and neighbors of all ages who are providing care for a relative (FCA, 2005)
An estimated 21% of households in the United States are impacted by caregiving responsibilities (NAC, 2004).
Half (53%) of caregivers who said their health had gotten worse due to caregiving also said the decline in their health has affected their ability to provide care (NAC, 2006).