AyahCareToday, Inc., a non profit organization, will supplement holistic care for persons or families searching for meaning and/or transitioning with difficulty to new phases in their lives by responding to their emotional and spiritual needs in order to enhance the quality of care, the quality of life, and the vitality of the person, to improve the health, relationships and overall well-being.
TO LIFE BEGINNINGS - INFANTA / YOUTH CARE
- Young Mothers/Fathers not prepared for child rearing
- Unwed Mothers/Fathers with larger families of young children needing coping care
- Provide inexperienced person support to face and maintaining healthy attitude and affective behavior.
ADULT CARE - HANDLING CRITICAL CHALLENGES TO LIFE and THE AGING PROCESS
- The elderly
- The infirm
- The chronically ill
- Those without family
- The home bound handicapped
Studies have shown that a significant percentage of the youth and elderly, the infirm, those with chronic health problems, without family and handicapped; the most commonly cited problems are cognitive impairment, fatigue, chronic pain, and depression.
The ultimate goal of Authentic Healthcare is to provide holistic care and is expected to incorporate physical, psychosocial, emotional and spiritual care as well. While attention and energy are duly focused on the physical care of the individual, too often inadequate attention and commitment is made to providing the necessary emotional spiritual care each individual needs to find meaning and acceptance in the midst of suffering and chronic illness.
“Recognition of one’s own spirituality in coping with infirmity and terminal illness is widespread among patients. The overwhelming majority of healthcare providers agree that patients' spiritual beliefs may influence their healing, and that patients benefit from spiritual care.”
*Handzo, George MDIV, MA; Koenig, Harold G. MD
Baby Boomers comprise 28% of the U.S. population, nearly 3 in 10 Americans. In 2011, the oldest baby boomers turned 65, and on average can expect to live to 83. It is the largest population group in U.S. The challenge is to effectively and proactively respond to the growing emotional and spiritual needs of this generation. The value of providing such emotional spiritual care is recognized and affirmed by Healthcare Institutions and the Medical Professionals as well as by the countless caregivers attending persons in their homes. The need is to bridge the gap between the physical care and the emotional spiritual care enabling each individual to recognize and affirm the dignity and meaning of life.