How do you recognize a caregiver during National Family Caregiver Month?
While there are over 65 million family caregivers in the U.S. alone, most don’t think of themselves as caregivers.
Wonder what they do consider themselves?
Spouses, adult children, grandchildren, parents, significant others… and more. Being a caregiver is not a job… it’s a calling done for love.
And it can easily become a very serious undertaking. November is National Family Caregiver Month in the U.S. A time to joyfully celbrate caregivers, and give thanks for them. Or if you’re a caregiver, to accept the thanks and help from others.
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Caregiving can be lonely . It’s often isolating due to responsibilities, plus many time caregivers are so busy giving care,caring for themselves just doesn’t occur to them. You can make a difference by remembering a caregiver.
Show them they are not alone and find little ways to help ease their burden. And if you’re a caregiver, ask for help before you get overwhelmed.
Knowing you are not alone in your caregiving stress can make all the difference.
Now there’s a community you can join to connect with other caregivers, together more than surviving – thriving in giving care. The Caregiver’s Heart membership was created by a caregiver for caregivers. And now you can try it yourself for 7 days for only 1 cent.
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And be sure to give thanks during National Family Caregiver Month!
From my heart to yours… Laugh Well, Love Well and Live Well!
Ina Gilmore, M.D. (Retired)
“The Knitting Dr.”