The latest news from the Wellmed Charitable Foundation.
The WellMed Charitable Foundation (WCF) is seeking to award grants in local WellMed markets. The WellMed Charitable Foundation supports older persons (age 60+) and their family caregivers as a primary focus of our mission. For this grant cycle, our primary focus is on senior food insecurity, but we will accept applications related to social determinants […]
The WellMed Charitable Foundation had its biggest turnout ever at the 2019 Caregiver Summit: The Empowered Caregiver, with about 360 attendees attending for support, education and lunch Friday, Nov. 1 at the Whitley Theological Center in San Antonio, Texas. The Foundation started the Caregiver Summit, now in its sixth year, to provide education, access to […]
By Dr. Jamie Huysman, LCSW, CFT It’s November, and that means it National Family Caregivers Month. This year the theme is “Caregiving Around the Clock,” about which too many of us are familiar. Your service is not unnoticed. Thank you to all who serve, both professionally and personally. You are my heroes. A special shout […]
At the WellMed Charitable Foundation’s recent Caregiver Summit, we had the opportunity to hear from Dr. Liliana Oakes about the impact of stress on the physical and mental health of persons providing care for someone. Many of us have heard that stress is bad for us, but we’re not really sure anything can be done […]
By Dr. Jamie Huysman, LCSW, CFT Breathing is a naturally cycling function of the body. We inhale to inflate the lungs and move oxygen from the air into the blood stream. Then we exhale, allowing the lungs to deflate and prepare for new oxygen to keep us alive. It’s something most of us don’t even […]
Caregivers with the lived experience of providing care often share pearls of wisdom. At a recent caregiver workshop about the positive aspects of caring for a loved one, a woman emotionally asked, “What do we do with the extreme grief that we feel?” A wise and helpful caregiver responded, “Grief is a detour. Allow yourself […]