This is "National Family Caregivers Month"!
This is "National Family Caregivers Month"
Above all caregivers need support, support means not just emotional support but much more than that- they need help with the thousands of tasks they have to do on a daily basis, time to themselves - to be alone, financial help.....
tAs a Geriatric Care Manager part of my job is to help caretakers make their lives easier. I am there to listen: to be a sounding board or someone to just to vent their pent up feelings. What they need the most are resources, a lot of resources, from financial to medical to benefits to home care services.
November being their month, there is a particular large amount of resources coming out for caretakers.
Here are a few---
The VA Caregiver Support Program has published "Happy National Family Caregivers Month (NFCM)!" If your loved one is a veteran the VA may be able to help. They offer a wide range of help from direct financial to support.
The Alzheimer's Association is a huge organization that offers a lot of help to caregivers. And your loved one doesn't have to have Alzheimers in order to make use of their service. Check out their webpage for caregiver's month.