Anyone caring for an aging or disabled friend or loved one qualifies for our network. We also accept members who need help themselves. We do not restrict our network to specific disabilities or health issues.
Any time you have a conflict or simply need a break. Being a caregiver can be mentally and physically exhausting, so it is important to ask for a break to avoid a mistake that endangers your loved one.
If you are showing signs of depression or other mental illness, falling behind at work or tasks, or simply need a break, ShareCare Network can help provide you with respite care.
Studies have shown that caregivers often have to cut time at work and with friends, as well as face higher rates of mental illness and get less sleep. Respite care allows caregivers time to catch up on work, socialize, and relax so that they are more fit to care for their loved one.
A ShareCare Network team member will evaluate your application and decide if our volunteers are capable of caring for your loved one. This care level assessment is based upon the CDR and ALSFRS, and approved by the neurologist and physical therapist on our Board. You can view the profile of a potential volunteer and communicate with him/her to decide for yourself if the volunteer can meet your need.
All network members complete the same background check and screening process. You can also see each member’s reviews. Your volunteer will not be assigned by anyone but you and you have the opportunity to communicate with volunteers in advance. We support family choice wholeheartedly!