Each year, Season for Caring partners with local nonprofit agencies and invites them to nominated up to three families.
Family Eldercare has been serving Central Texas since 1982. It wants to ensure that all older adults receive the care they need to remain independent and living in the comfort of their own homes for as long as possible. It supports caregivers with services and education that allow them the opportunity to have balance in their lives and to maintain good health. Its rates are on a sliding fee scale based on the client’s income. Today, Family Eldercare provides a continuum of services on a sliding fee scale to more than 6,000 elders, people with disabilities and their caregivers annually in Travis, Williamson and Hays counties.
This year, Family Eldercare nominated Terry Markland. Markland injured himself on the job 30 years ago and his feet never healed. Eventually his awkward walk caused him to damage his knees and he could no longer walk or support himself. He became homeless and crawled around his campsite until a peace officer brought him to Family Eldercare. Read more about this Terry Markland here .
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To give a monetary donation, go to the donation page at statesman.com/seasonforcaring.