What are you doing to celebrate National Family Caregivers Month? Each year, the month of November is set aside to thank, support, educate and celebrate the more than 50 million family caregivers across the country currently providing an estimated $306 billion in "free" caregiving services.
This November, I encourage family caregivers to take action to improve their own health and well being by speaking up for their rights. Help support family caregivers to take steps every day to make their lives easier, improve the care they give their loved one and convince others to speak up about the assistance family caregivers need and deserve.
Here’s what you can do to get involved:
Remind family caregivers to believe in themselves, protect their health, reach out for help, and speak up for their rights.
Encourage family caregivers to identify themselves as a family caregiver in conversations with others, including friends and family as well as healthcare professionals.
Plan your own local NFC Month Celebration. Contact the National Family Caregivers Association at www.thefamilycaregiver.org or call 800/896-3650 to learn more about how you can obtain family caregiver kits and ideas for celebrating National Family Caregivers Month.