Do you help care for a loved one or friend with COPD? Whether you schedule doctor visits, manage medications, prepare meals, clean the house, or help with errands and tasks, caring for someone with chronic illness can be hard.
Respiratory Health Association (RHA) has developed a free resource book for caregivers of people living with COPD because studies show caregivers experience increased stress and often overlook caring for themselves. RHA is seeking participants for a study on the effectiveness of our new resources, as part of their Caring for COPD Caregivers project.
Participants will receive a free copy of the COPD Caregiver’s Toolkit, a resource that helps with variety of issues you may face while caregiving. The Toolkit is yours to keep after the project has ended. You will be asked to use it for one year and give RHA an update every few months on how you have used it, which parts have been most helpful, and if it has helped you in your role as a COPD caregiver. You will also take a brief survey at the beginning and end of the project about your role, feelings, and experiences as a caregiver.
If you sign up during the month of October, you will also be entered in a drawing for one of two $25 Visa gift cards.
Participation is voluntary and all responses will be kept confidential. Your identifying information will not be shared. Interested in participating? Click here to take the first survey. Know a COPD caregiver who might benefit from the resource? Please share this information with them. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about Caring for COPD Caregivers, please contact us at 312-229-6186 or COPDToolkit@resphealth.org.