Meal Delivery Pilot Program

With the generous support of the Bob Woodruff Foundation, the Quality of Life Foundation was able to extend a pilot meal delivery service program to each of the 30 new wounded veteran families enrolled in our Wounded Veteran Family Care Program.  Twenty-six (26) families elected to participate, with two of those electing to discontinue the program at the midpoint.  Our midpoint and close out survey data indicate that stress levels were somewhat decreased, energy levels somewhat increased, and family bonding over a shared meal to be significantly increased.  No change was indicated on sleep quality. A selection of caregiver feedback
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Mattress from Furnishing Hope

Recently we have had the opportunity to get to know the family of an Army veteran in Florida. This veteran was experiencing a significant amount of back pain and had been sleeping on the floor because the old mattress was not providing adequate support. As a result, the caregiver and veteran had not been able to share a bed in many years! When we partnered with Furnishing Hope we were able to get a fantastic new mattress delivered to the family. The new mattress is low enough for the veteran to get in and out of bed with little difficultly
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5 Signs of Caregiver Stress… and How Quality of Life Foundation Helps Make a Difference

Fatigue; caregivers too easily find themselves constantly feeling tired and run down from the sheer volume of their many roles and responsibilities.     Anxiety; caregivers are constantly worrying about tomorrow, next week, and next month. The kids, the bills, the veteran.  The ‘what if’ list is never ending.     Social withdrawal; oftentimes caregivers feel as though ‘outsiders’ do not understand their life, and will skip hanging out with friends and social events and choose to stay home to avoid awkward explanations.     Health issues; many times standard preventative care like dental cleanings and wellness checks fall by
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