Wednesday, November 9, 2016

November is National Family Caregivers Month

Dana Halvorson

This month is National Family Caregivers Month. According to a blog posting by the AARP chief advocacy and engagement officer, Nancy LeaMond, “National Family Caregivers Month is a time to recognize the 40 million Americans who take care of a loved one.” She goes on to note that “together, family caregivers spend 37 billion hours each year providing unpaid assistance to their loved ones — a contribution valued at $470 billion. They help with bathing and dressing, driving to appointments, preparing meals, managing medications, handling finances and so much more.” You can read the full blog posting here.

The theme for National Family Caregivers Month November 2016 is “Take Care to Give Care,” which you can find here.

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