Over the last 100 years, the way we honor and care for our elders has changed dramatically. Without judgement, as a whole, we have just lost our way and forgot that our elderly are extremely vulnerable and are dependent on us to care for them on several levels. How did we get to this place in these current times? There are several reasons for this:
- Average lifespan has increased from 47 to 78.
- Medical advances have flourished.
- Families no longer live in one place.
- Elders are no longer held in high esteem and valued as the wise carriers of wisdom and knowledge.
The result- a lost vulnerable elder population. INDGF awareness initiative aims to help people understand and see how we have an unbelievably large number of elderly worldwide that we are not set up to care for. We also need to support the family caregiver who is usually completely stressed and overwhelmed in caring for their aging family member. INDGF will provide insight and statistics regarding the numbers of elder and end of life people in our global community and the lack and gaps in ways to care and support them.
INDGF believes that education is the key to everything. Through free community education seminars, INDGF hopes to provide vital information to communities and family members on how to care for their aging physically, emotionally, and spiritually and how to access resources both locally and internationally. Understanding the needs of the elder person and of the caregivers that support them will help us to identify what programs are needed to build so that we can change the current crisis and lack of care for the aging population.
INDGF is a global non-profit, dedicated to the development and advancement of elder care and end of life care to assure that any patient and family caregivers journey is the most positive experience possible. It is our obligation as human beings to care for those who are vulnerable and need our support. There are many communities in all different parts of the world that do not have access to medical supplies, medicine, and medical equipment. Doulagivers has been contacted by several of these communities throughout the years and it was the bond and relationships with our global families that actually helped as a major motivation factor in establishing the INDGF. Through our non-profit we will be able to reach so many more people with Doulagiver bedside care services, medical supplies, and medical equipment.
INDGF will provide under-served communities with free training programs and teachings so that they may build a resource center to care for their own elderly and end of life community members. We will do this in all areas of the world that are in need and will match them with support and ongoing education to keep them sustainable. We are a global community and all need and deserve the same education, kindness and support.