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
On November 3rd, I published the Presidential Proclamation that President Obama signed making November National Family Caregivers Month. I made the statement in that post that I hoped that there would be a lot of media coverage throughout the month recognizing caregivers and elevating the resources that are available at the local level to assist caregivers in fulfilling their roles. I’m not sure about you, but I have not seen or read anything coming out in my local area (TV, newspaper, radio) either recognizing family caregivers or highlighting the services that might be available to them. I hope I am . . . → Read More: 230 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – For Parkinson’s Research – National Family Caregivers Month Continues