As the month of November comes to an end, so too comes the end of National Family Caregivers Month. The first National Family Caregivers Week was celebrated in 2004 by The National Family Caregivers Association, and in 2007, President Clinton signed the first presidential proclamation designating the entire month of November National Family Caregivers Month. Every president since 2004 has continued signing the proclamation recognizing the attributes of caregivers.
In reality, most family caregivers will not even get a day off from their duties. Many caregivers are not able to get even a few hours a month away from fulfilling . . . → Read More: 215 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Family Caregivers Resources
There are more than 65 million family caregivers across America. Family Caregivers come in many forms; a son or daughter caring for an aging parent(s), a parent caring for an ill child, a grandparent caring for their sick adult son or daughter or grandchild, a spouse caring for their ill wife or husband, and the list goes on and on.
The concept of caring for family members in time of illness or need is “as right as rain.” Many countries outside of the US, (some Asian & European countries) continue today to share homes across generations of family members, generally . . . → Read More: 228 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Connecting Caregivers During National Family Caregivers Month
November is National Family Caregivers Month. Last night I introduced Parker’s Climb readers to the National Family Caregivers Association, and told you about some of the research projects that have been done in order to accurately estimate the number of family caregivers within the US.
The numbers are staggering and when you consider how we as a society are aging, family caregivers will increase significantly. A great deal of these studies have been done as recently as 2009 and 2010 so the are relevant.
There is a lot of data here but it provides interesting insight into what is going . . . → Read More: 229 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Caregivers Statistics
On October 29, 2010 President Obama signed a proclamation making November 2010 National Family Caregivers Month. This is in my opinion one of the most positive things to come out of Washington and I hope before month’s end, this important proclamation will receive some much deserved media attention. If the local media across the country (newspapers, TV, Radio) could spend time elevating the services available to caregivers within their own areas to help care for loved ones, it could make National Family Caregivers Month very beneficial.
Let’s face it, at some point in almost every one’s life, each of us . . . → Read More: 242 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Presidential Proclamation – National Family Caregivers Month