Uncomfortable in that hospital chair? How about a neck pillow?
Published: June 29, 2012
WASHINGTON - Taking a look at the little things that affect family members at the bedside of wounded troops – like long hours in uncomfortable hospital chairs -- the Wounded Warrior Project recently went back to its roots and came up with a tote bag for the families.
Much like the WWP's original backpack program for injured troops who often had nothing but a hospital gown, the nonprofit selected comfort items for caregivers " we hope make their lives a little easier,” Anna Frese, director of family support, said.
Along with toiltries, there’s a neck pillow and blanket to make those chairs more tolerable, an organizer with a day planner and a business-card holder for the torrent of information thrown at them, and an information booklet of common injuries for reference.
They have given out more than 550 since March, Frese said.
“It’s recognition of the caregiver that starts from the beginning.”