National Family Caregivers Month

Wednesday, Nov 1st, 2017 @ 12:00 am

Happy National Family Caregiver Month!

November brings a month-long time to celebrate and honor the family caregivers that work day in and day out for their loved ones. Happy National Family Caregivers Month! We recognize and herald the love, compassion, time and care that family caregivers selflessly offer to their loved ones. Whether caring for an aging parent with Alzheimer’s, or a child with autism, the demands of caregiving can be constant throughout the day.

President Clinton signed the first National Family Caregiver Month Presidential Proclamation in 1997. For the last twenty years, this celebration has been recognized at a national level to appreciate and honor family caregivers each November.
With this year’s theme of Caregiving Around the Clock, we hope to highlight the need for self-care, balancing work and caregiving, and tools to find extra time in the day to accomplish what is necessary. Providing care around the clock can crowd out other important areas of life. We recognize the challenges family caregivers face when their loved ones need caregiving around the clock and hope to join in celebrating the joys of caregiving as well. With over 830,000 family caregivers in Colorado, the need for support and understanding is paramount.
Celebrating family caregivers during National Family Caregivers Month allows all of us to:

  • Raise awareness of family caregiver issues and challenges
  • Celebrate the efforts of family caregivers and the joys of caregiving
  • Educate family caregivers about self-identification
  • Increase support for family caregivers

The Colorado Respite Coalition will be celebrating National Family Caregivers Month with weekly emails based on this year’s theme. We will provide intriguing articles to read, tools and tips to help, and truly celebrate the valiant work that family caregivers provide, day in and day out.

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We would love to hear how you or your agency will be celebrating this month! Tag the CRC in your posts so we can share!

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