Encouraging Stories uses multimedia in a combination of text, still photographs, video clips, audio, and graphics to interactively present complimentary information to its caregiver community.
"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."
-Maya Angelou, poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist.
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
There are only four kinds of people in this world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers. --Rosalynn Carter, Former First Lady of the United States
Caregiving is complicated.
Encouraging Stories wants to touch the hearts of caregivers hurting, the thoughts of caregivers torn, and the hands of caregivers who feel helpless.
"Storytelling isn't what I do for a living - it is how I do all that I do while I am living."
-Donald Davis, Author, storyteller, minister
"Whatever you do, always give 100%. Unless you're donating blood."
-Bill Murray, American Actor
When was the last time you heard a good story? Was it in a sermon? Did you hear it on the radio? Did you see it on social media? Did you watch it on TV?
Did you learn, laugh, cry, get angry, reminisce, think?
Stories help us express our thoughts and feelings.
Caregiving is emotional.
Encouraging Stories uses text, still photos, videos, audio, and graphics to turn emotion into art for its caregiver community.
"...learning which stems from a well-told story is remembered more accurately, and for far longer, than learning derived from facts and figures. (https://www.harvardbusiness.org/)
In simple terms, a caregiver is a person who tends to the needs or concerns of a person with short- or long-term limitations due to illness, injury or disability. The term "family caregiver" describes individuals who care for members of their family of origin, but also refers to those who care for their family of choice. This could be members of their congregation, neighbors or close friends. Family caregivers play a significant role in health care, as they are often the main source of valuable information about the patient.
The most common type of caregiver is the family caregiver: someone who takes care of a family member without pay. The other types are professional, independent, private, informal, and volunteer caregivers. https://www.griswoldhomecare.com/
Caregiving is multifaceted.
Encouraging Stories hopes to share relative, educational content with its caregiver community.