Please help us pay for Peggy's caregiving costs.
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48 Weeks running
My friend Peggy has cerebral palsy and requires full time assistance. She receives poor service in a nursing home and is in desperate need of an independent caregiver who can come in a couple hours each day to ensure her most basic needs are being met.

My friend Peggy has cerebral palsy leaving her with only limited use of her right hand. With this hand she is able to operate her wheelchair and she even uses email with a specially rigged keyboard. She is as independent as one can be with this condition, but still requires full-time assistance. Although she lives in a skilled nursing facility, she receives very few services and limited care. Peggy is in desperate need of an independent caregiver who can come in a couple of hours each day to ensure that her most basic needs are being met.

It can take time and effort to understand and communicate with Peggy and unfortunately many at the facility do not bother to try.  It takes her a long time to eat as she has to be fed and some of them rush her or complain that she is too slow.  This upsets her very much.  But the worst is that she is only changed when she is dressed in the morning and then again when she is put to bed at night. She spends the entire day in her wheelchair which leaves her sitting in a dirty diaper all day.  A caregiver who is independent of the facility could monitor these services, feed her lunch, and meet other vital needs that would allow her to live the best life she can.  Peggy has lived with this disease for almost 80 years and I just don't think she should have to be stressed out every day because of her treatment.

I have found just the right person to care for her and she has even offered to work at a reduced rate, but it is still out of reach financially for Peggy. I will help but I can't fund the whole thing alone - nor will Peggy let me. So my hope is that the generosity of friends and family will allow us to hire this caregiver who can ensure that Peggy has the quality of life she deserves. Thank you so much for any help you can offer.


Terri Murphy

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