Caregiving comes in many different forms; it can range from simple tasks, such as occasionally helping with bill payments or grocery shopping, to the arduous task of being on-call 24/7 to provide hands-on care whenever needed. Caregiving often occurs from a distance due to loved ones living far apart from their support system. A "long distance" caregiver provides care through phone calls, online bill payments and various other ways; while they are not physically with their loved ones every day, they are still providing care the best way they can.
Whatever the case may be with your personal situation, it is important to recognize you are not alone. Caregivers are often so focused on the care they are providing to their family member or friend that they fail to take the time to also properly care for themselves; this self-neglect puts the caregiver's health at risk by becoming emotionally and physically exhausted.
We want you to know that there is an entire caregiver community ready to offer emotional support and resources to help you stay healthy and strong. If you are a caregiver for a loved one, near or far, you are already doing one of the most important and toughest jobs in your life; you deserve some support in your corner and that is what you will find here.
SWIRCA and More's Caregiver Awareness and Resource Education (CARE) Library is located at our main office at 16 W. Virginia Street, Evansville, IN 47710.
The CARE Library can be accessed through our Activities and Wellness Center. Our library consists of a vast array of books and educational materials meant to support caregivers. All the books can be checked-out and read on your own time. It is important to note that many of the books in the CARE Library were donated to us by the authors of the books. SWIRCA extends a special thank you to all who donated their personal books to make this library possible.