Happy National Caregivers Month!! According to Caregiveraction.org this year’s theme for National Caregiver’s Month is Caregiving Around the Clock. I know there are so many parents and family members working with the special needs population who completely understand that concept! Celebrating these tireless caregivers during the month of November gives us the chance to learn about and raise awareness of family caregiver issues, increase support for these caregivers and most importantly, it gives us a chance to thank them for all that they do.
Caregivers Action Network began promoting November as National Caregivers Month in 1994. In 1997, President Clinton the first National Family Caregivers Month Presidential Proclamation and every president since has done the same. You can view this year’s Presidential Proclamation on the Caregiver Action Network’s website.
To all the caregivers out there, thank you! In the spirit of support, below are the Top 10 Tips for Caregivers from the Caregiver Action Network’s website.