Who Is a Caregiver?

A caregiver is any person who provides assistance, support, and treatment to an individual with a disability. While doctors, nurses, medical specialists, and other personnel perform these duties, family members are often just as involved as professional caregivers in fulfilling the special needs of a child with Cerebral Palsy.

Family caregivers are a pillar of any Cerebral Palsy patient’s life. To that end, MyChild Cerebral Palsy Foundation would like to salute the role these loving relatives play by providing the most comprehensive resources on the Internet to help their child grow in spite of CP.

Family Support for Cerebral Palsy

Not all caregivers wear scrubs or a white coat. Some wake up every morning and immediately begin helping their special child take the sometimes difficult steps to prepare for the day. Some have given up careers, dream homes, and luxuries of all kinds to focus on providing the best life possible for a child with Cerebral Palsy.

Our Foundation believes that anyone can be a caretaker, including:

  • Parents
  • Grandparents
  • Siblings
  • Aunts and uncles
  • Family friends

Family members who care for a loved one with a disability often make substantial sacrifices. But their love and commitment is a wonder to behold, and often leads not only to a happier life for the patient but opens up opportunities that wouldn’t be possible without the dedicated care facilitated by that special bond.

How MyChild Cerebral Palsy Foundation Supports Family Caregivers

If you take care of a loved one with Cerebral Palsy, you deserve access to the broadest extent of resources available to make a positive difference in the life of the special child. The Board of Directors at MyChild Cerebral Palsy Foundation is composed of respected, accomplished professionals who are passionate about mitigating and seeking a cure for CP.

The members of our Board come from diverse fields including law, medicine, and finance. As such, they have amassed a wealth of knowledge and experience that they are pleased to share with professionals and families caring for individuals with Cerebral Palsy.

Resources on the Foundation website a variety of different topics:

For more information about the resources available for family caregivers, please peruse our Foundation website.