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North Carolina residents are invited to nominate deserving family caregivers – including themselves – for the opportunity to win a free, four-night, five-day cruise.


Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® network, is sponsoring the cruise for one caregiving hero and guest. Submit your nomination and vote by Aug. 24, 2013, at http://cruise.caregiverstress.com/.


The Caregiver Cruise is scheduled for Feb. 3-7, 2014, on the Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas. The cruise will set sail from Cape Canaveral, Fla., with stops in CocoCay and Nassau, Bahamas. In addition to the cruise, the winning recipient will receive 40 hours of free care from a Home Instead Senior Care professional CAREGiverSM for his/her senior loved one while away.


“The stress of caregiving can have debilitating effects not only on family caregivers, but also on the older adults who are receiving that care,” said President Jeff Huber of Home Instead, Inc. “That’s why it’s important for caregivers to take care of themselves. And what better way to do that than during a tropical getaway.”


The cruise offers a relaxing retreat with a number of optional activities such as putt-putt golf, cocktail hour, cupcake decorating and scavenger hunts, along with support groups and one-on-one consultations with family caregiving expert Dr. Amy D’Aprix.


To take a caregiver distress assessment and learn how you can help guard against the potential dangers related to caregiver stress, go to FamilyCaregiverStressRelief.com.


For more information about the Home Instead Senior Care network, go to www.homeinstead.com.

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