National Family Caregivers Month – celebrated each November -- is a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country.
Celebrating Family Caregivers during National Family Caregivers Month enables all of us to:
- Raise awareness of family caregiver issues
- Celebrate the efforts of family caregivers
- Educate family caregivers about self-identification
- Increase support for family caregivers
Caregive Action Network launched the #CaregiverAnd Campaign which encourages family caregivers to celebrate the identities and passions that enrich their lives. Far too often the role of family caregiver overshadows the identity of those caring for their loved ones. As family caregivers juggle their many responsibilities, they may lose sight of who they are beyond the caregiver role. A person's sense of self makes their life complete. This is an essential component of self-care that can ultimately prevent caregiver burnout and depression. For more information, visit www.CaregiverAction.org.
Governor Greg Abbott has issued a proclamation declaring November to be Family Caregivers Month in Texas.