History & Goals

 

About Us

GrandPa’s Dream, Inc. (GPD) is a specially designed program dedicated to educating and empowering caregivers and care providers. This information is vital for the care and welfare of sick and disabled people. In addition, GrandPa’s Dream also provides pertinent information that will enrich and support the mental, physical, and emotional well-being of the caregivers.

What is CareGiverStory?

A Caregiver’s Story (CGS) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization launched by America’s Caregiver Empowerment Strategist,™  author Carolyn A. Brent, MBA.  The mission of  Caregiver’s Story is to provide the knowledge and the importance of adult siblings and parents having “Essential Conversations” in preparation for the end-of-life issues they may face, so that instead of being torn apart, they can come together as a strong family.

Services

CGS inspires and motivates audiences from all walks of life and in various stages of dealing with end-of-life issues—whether in a church or corporate setting, or speaking to families, adult siblings, singles, women’s groups, hospices, long-term care facilities, assisted living, or senior organizations. We are dedicated to educating and empowering caregivers, caretakers, and care providers whose work is vital for the welfare of sick and disabled people.

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Goals

  • Educating and empowering caregivers, caretakers, and care providers.
  • To create change to protect caregivers, seniors and veterans from financial and medical abuse.
  • Empowering families with knowledge and strategies on how to prepare for end-of-life issues, you give them the resources they need to work together for the good of everyone.
  • To empower caregiver’s and families with strategies to prepare: Emotionally, Financially & Legally for a Loved One’s Final Passage.
  • To prevent caregivers and their families suffering from the stress of conflict at a time of grieving and loss.
  • To help caregivers maintain their highest possible physical and mental health.
  • To offer extensive support to families and caregivers.
  • To educate and inform the general community about issues related to Anti-Aging Movement Vs. Discovering “The Art of Aging Gracefully.”
  • Educate caregivers, adult siblings and families on conversations you MUST have.
    • Crucial Emotional Conversations
    • Crucial Financial Conversations
    • Crucial Legal Conversations

 My Story

America’s Caregiver Empowerment Strategist, Carolyn A. Brent

September 28, 2012

Dear Friends of CareGiverStory,

What a great journey this year has been of creating, sharing, educating, and helping families around the world! I could not have done any of this without your support and faith in my work and mission.

Over the past year I have discovered a common theme: people need to be empowered with knowledge and strategies on how to prepare for end-of-life issues. The importance of adult siblings and parents having “Essential Conversations” in preparation for the end-of-life issues they may face is crucial.

I know this from experience. Though I have siblings, I was my father’s primary caregiver for twelve years after he was diagnosed with dementia in 1997. During that time, I oversaw all of his medical needs—from taking him to doctor appointments, to getting him into a private assisted living facility so he could be watched over while I worked. When he had an unexpected emergency surgery, I had to make a difficult medical decision that resulted in tension within my family, and ultimately led to lawsuits. Though my father had signed legal documents naming me as his caregiver and granting me power of attorney (POA), one family member filed unfounded reports of abuse and falsified Federal documentation. Because the Veterans Administration did not verify my appointment as my fathers’ POA in a timely matter, my legally appointed responsibilities for my father were taken away from me by the State, who appointed the family member as my father’s fiduciary and medical representative. Eventually these false legal claims were thrown out of court, but the damage was done and our family was torn apart.

As a result of my experience, I founded A Caregiver’s Story (CGS), a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that gives adult siblings and parents the tools they need to have Essential Conversations in preparation for any end-of-life situations that may arise. I am committed to helping families prepare Emotionally, Financially and Legally for a Loved One’s Final Passage so that, instead of being torn apart, they can come together as a strong family unit.

CGS inspires and motivates audiences from all walks of life and in various stages of dealing with end-of-life issues—whether in a church or corporate setting, or speaking to families, adult siblings, singles, women’s groups, hospices, long-term care facilities, assisted living, or senior organizations. We are dedicated to educating and empowering caregivers, caretakers, and care providers whose work is vital for the welfare of sick and disabled people.

A Caregiver’s Story is a labor of love. An endeavor of this magnitude requires an enormous amount of commitment, time, and resources to operate to its full potential. That is why, from the bottom of my heart, I am asking for your support. We need you to make our work possible. Your contribution enables us to help families avoid conflict at a time of grieving and loss. By empowering families with knowledge and strategies on how to prepare for end-of-life issues, you give them the resources they need to work together for the good of everyone.

Thank you for listening to my story. Please give as generously as you can. Your gift makes an enormous difference in families lives around the world. We need your support more than ever before–no matter how small!

Sincerely,

Carolyn A. Brent, MBA
America’s Caregiver Empowerment Strategist
(925) 451-8124

CareGiverStory Inc. 501 (c)(3)
7025 CR 46A Ste. Suite 202
Heathrow, Florida 32746-4753

Your donations are taxed deductible.

 




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