Whew, we had another momentous year! Working diligently, we spoke with a number of hospitals to demonstrate how STC can support and strengthen discharge planning to ease the transition from hospital to home for the patient and their caregiver and reduce hospital re-admissions and caregiver stress and burnout. We are scheduled to continue our discussions with two large hospital systems before year’s end and I hope to report great progress on this front in 2020. Additionally, we presented at quite a number of prestigious conferences. (see highlights below).
This year we made significant strides working with AARP’s Purpose Prize Support Team. We benefited immeasurably from their invaluable coaching, contacts and information to create a powerful prospectus. We’re also now poised to be a part of AARP’s Caregiver social media efforts and state speakers’ bureau in 2020.
We have come a very long way since starting the organization 16 years ago. Today we boast a powerful mission backed by the second edition of our book, a grassroots evidence-informed model built on a philosophy secured by solid principles and systems for sharing responsibilities for people of all ages with varying health concerns or challenges at any stage of the full life cycle. And we have a carefully crafted, highly regarded accredited professional training program, which has already been delivered around the US and S.W. Ontario. Today, we estimate STC has touched at least half a million people in 49 states, 2 territories and 19 countries.
To ensure we maximize this momentum and take advantage of the exciting opportunities for growth, we need your support. Our priority is the need to rebuild our infrastructure, as it is the primary way STC informs and educates as well as receives donations. While society is increasingly aware that we need effective solutions to meet the ever increasing shortage of professional and paraprofessional caregivers, and the ever increasing burden on family caregivers, funding often goes elsewhere, such as to large, disease-specific organizations.
So please, help us provide a better quality of life for the patient and to reduce the stress, isolation, depression and economic hardship of their caregiver and families by teaching the benefits of teamwork.
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Thank you to each and every one of you!
WE WISH YOU AND YOURS A JOYOUS HOLIDAY SEASON.
Founder & President
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