You may have been too busy caretaking to notice, but the President of the United States has again proclaimed November National Famiily Caregivers Month.
According to the National Family Caregivers Assocation (NFCA), this month “is designated as a time every year to thank, support, educate and celebrate more than 50 million family caregivers across the country currently providing an estimated $306 billion in “free” caregiving services.”
Wow! We all know that families living with special needs give it all they’ve got each and every day, but those numbers are staggering. Family members often do what they do without enough time off, enough income or funding support, or any well-deserved kudos. Yet the gifts they provide their loved ones are truly priceless.
Where would we be as a country without these unselfish family members?
For more on caregivers support for your family, check out the NFCA web site: www.nfcacares.org, and the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation at www.christopherreeve.org.
Taking care of youself goes a long way toward helping you care for others.
THANK YOU for all you do 24/7 to make life better for someone else!
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