Take a Minute and Thank a Caregiver
Recognized by President Clinton when he signed the first proclamation in 1997, National Family Caregiver’s Month has been proclaimed by an American President annually ever since. Many states, and dozens of local municipalities have also proclaimed November, NFC Month.
Day in and day out, more than 75 million family caregivers in this country fulfill a vital role in caring for elderly, aging parents.
Caring for the elderly requires many, sometime thankless, hours of work. Family caregivers are the most familiar with their care recipients’ medicine, medical issues, and they understand best the dietary and exercise regimens needed. This care can often fall to one particular caregiver, often a son or daughter.
Family caregivers work each day to ensure a better quality of life for their family members. Through their selfless action, these caregivers provide their loved ones support and comfort as they age, combat illness, or suffer from disability.
National Family Caregivers Month allows us the opportunity to take pause to thank, support, educate and empower family caregivers.
Join me during the month of November in celebrating Family Caregivers Month.
Barbara McVicker is one of the nation’s leading eldercare experts and national speakers for some of the largest companies, organizations, and healthcare institutions. She tells her personal story as a caregiver to her parents for 10 years while raising two children of her own and struggling to maintain her career as a high-level development director. She is the author of the book, “Stuck in the Middle: Shared Stories and Tips for Caregiving Your Elderly Parents.”
Barbara is based in Columbus, OH. With additional offices in Roanoke, VA, Madison, WI and Los Angeles, CA, Barbara travels frequently and is available for taped or live appearance or phone interview upon request.
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