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November is National Family Caregivers Month

November 1, 2019

Human Resources

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Human Resources

This month, we look at resources and support for family caregivers.

More than 43 million people in the United States provide unpaid caregiving support for elderly adults and children who need help with day-to-day functioning. This can range from helping someone to get out of bed to medication management, taking loved ones to doctors’ appointments, and more.

Many caregivers often report feeling isolated and highly stressed by the daily responsibility. So, this month we seek to introduce different Boston area supports for caregivers in recognition of National Family Caregivers Month.  Listed below are resources and networks to help cope with the task of caring for your loved ones:

Even with the support that can come from these resources, caring for a sick or disabled loved one can be physically and emotionally exhausting.  Caregivers are always encouraged to refer to the caregiver bill of rights, a series of affirmations that allow you to feel emotionally honest about the challenges of being a caregiver.

Have a safe and restful November!