Caregivers, thank you for the important work you do every day. November is National Caregivers Month, and we’re celebrating you by sharing some facts about how you and fellow caregivers support your loved ones.
Some Facts About National Caregiver Month
Every November, we take time out of our busy schedules to celebrate the caregivers that tend to our loved ones. In recognition of these men and women, here are a few facts about National Caregiver Month in addition to our downloadable infographic below:
- Presidents have designated November as National Family Caregivers Month since at least 2000, and the Caregiver Action Network began promoting recognition
- There are more than 40 million caregivers across the US that support seniors and those with disabilities
- According to AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving, adults of all ages are family caregivers.
- Nearly half of family caregivers are adult children of senior parents
- Approximately twenty percent are spouses caring for their significant other
- More than half of caregivers are women
- Most family caregivers provide care outside of a full- or part-time job, creating even more responsibilities for them
Celebrating National Caregiver Month each November gives us the ability to raise awareness about caregiver issues and increase the support for family caregivers. As a way to observe this special month, consider doing things like attending a caregiving workshop or taking some time for yourself to relax. Caring for a loved one can be rewarding, but it can also affect your wellbeing. Remember to take care of yourself as well as you care for your parent or spouse.
We believe that each and every caregiver is amazing and should be recognized for the heart and soul they put into their work. To learn more about caregiver statistics, download our infographic below.
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