It’s November – a time for reflection and gratitude. We want to thank family caregivers for their selfless dedication to caring for aging loved ones. Their compassion and support go a long way and many times these caregivers can feel their efforts go unnoticed at times.
Watch this short video from Lori Hogan, co-founder of Home Instead Senior Care, who has a thank you message for the dedicated family caregivers spanning the globe.
November is a month to celebrate family caregivers and the tremendous work they do. To celebrate, we’re featuring caregiver gratitude stories on our
Facebook page and encourage you to share your caregiver gratitude story with hashtag: #CaregiverGratitude. Our partner,
Caregiver Action Network, organizes
National Family Caregivers Month every November and it’s always an inspiring month filled with education, resources and messages of gratitude.
43.5 million Americans provide unpaid care for older adults every day. Many family caregivers put their personal well-being on the back burner while caring for a loved one. But caregivers cannot pour from an empty cup.
CaregiverStress.com article has eight tips to help caregivers be more optimistic and put themselves first, focusing on self-care, so they are not pouring from an empty cup.In addition to the tips, these resources are a great arsenal for family caregivers to network with other caregivers, find answers and resources to challenging caregiving situations.
Let’s not forget the powerful benefit -- mental, physical and emotional -- that respite care can bring family caregivers and senior loved ones. A few hours a week away from caregiving to run personal errands, meet up with a friend, see a movie, or simply rest can recharge and energize family caregivers so they can continue to provide exceptional care. To find respite near you, visit
Those caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia may be eligible for a dementia home care grant. Hilarity for Charity® and the Home Instead Senior Care® network partner to award home care grants to those providing care to loved ones living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.
Learn more about the program and submit an application.
To all the family caregivers out there, please know that so many appreciate all that you do to care for and keep your senior loved ones safe. Enjoy this month of gratitude and share your caregiver gratitude story with us on
Facebook using hashtag: #CaregiverGratitude.
I was reading this blog with all the information, resources, and support it gives to caregivers of people with dementia and Alzheimer's and am thankful it has finally become so easily accessible and widely available! I can attest that this has not always been the case. About 20 years ago my Grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. I helped my parents to renovate part of their home to accommodate her needs and move her in. For 10 years the 3 of us cared for her in their home before she was checked into an Alzheimer's Care Facility where she perished 2 years later. During those years there was little information on the Disease or how to provide the necessary treatment published for us to refer to. Ten years after that my Dad was diagnosed the same and my Mom asked me to help care for him. This time I went to school and obtained my CNA license. Also science had advanced and Alzheimer's Disease was not so new any more. Information, training, medication, etc. was now more readily available and support groups were easily found. My Mom and I and our other family members were all grateful for all the help we got from others around us. This more positive experience is what inspired me to become a professional caregiver.
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