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January 15th 2013:Family Caregiving for the Medically Fragile

David Ashdown has been involved since 1990 in Community Concerns for the Medically Fragile, http://www.ccmfonline.com/. He describes his involvement and his own experience with family caregiving. He identifies the most common medical conditions that cause individuals to be medically fragile and the stages of life at which they are affected. He talks about the challenges faced by medically fragile individuals, by their families and family caregivers, and by healthcare and social systems that provide help. He says how CCMF helps with the challenges, and uses activity centers, outdoor activities,

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David Ashdown

David Ashdown has since 1990 been involved with Community Concerns for the Medically Fragile, www.ccmfonline.com. First established in 1989, it was registered as a charity in 1990. It’s an organization driven by parents who recognized that the needs of their medically fragile children were unmet by the existing systems. Its Board’s members always include parents of medically fragile children because these parents are the true experts in the care of the medically fragile. He was President of CCMF in the past and also during the construction of Standing Oaks, the home to serve the medically fragile population that CCMF built in 2004 in conjunction with the Ontario March of Dimes, Ministry of H
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