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Acute

I JUST REALIZED I’M A FAMILY CAREGIVER NOW

“I can’t believe this just happened!”

“Since he came back from Iraq, he depends on me.”

“My wife has been diagnosed with MS.”

We CAN help you be resourceful in your new role as a caregiver.

Long Term

I HAVE BEEN A FAMILY CAREGIVER FOR YEARS.

“My husband has Parkinson’s and I’m his primary caregiver.”

“Since my wife’s stroke, I handle everything.”

“It’s been 10 years and I don’t know how much longer I can do this.”

We CAN help you manage the many challenges of higher-burden caregiving.

Distance

I LIVE FAR AWAY AND I’M ON THE CAREGIVING TEAM.

“How do I know that my parents are OK living alone?”

“Since mom died, I am all dad has.”

“It’s so hard to make things happen for him when I don’t live nearby.”

We CAN help you provide care from afar.

Hospital Bed

I HAVE A JOB AND I’M THE CAREGIVER FOR MY LOVED ONE.

“I’m what they call a ‘sandwich generation’ caregiver.”

“I care for my mother with Alzheimer’s in addition to my three children.”

“I can’t stop working so how do I manage?”

We CAN help you be both an employee and a caregiver.

Who We Are

Education, peer support, and resources for family caregivers.

The Caregiver Action Network serves a broad spectrum of family caregivers ranging from the parents of children with special needs, to the families and friends of wounded soldiers; from a young couple dealing with a diagnosis of MS, to adult children caring for parents with Alzheimer’s disease.

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President Obama Issues Proclamation to Celebrate National Family Caregivers Month

Day in and day out, selfless and loving Americans provide care and support to family members and friends in need.  They are parents, spouses, children, siblings, relatives, and neighbors who uphold their unwavering commitment to ensure the lives of their loved ones shine bright with health, safety, and dignity. 

President Barack Obama, November 2, 2015

Today, President Barack Obama issued a Presidential Proclamation in honor of National Family Caregivers Month. You can view the text of the proclamation here and see additional background, including this year’s Theme for National Family Caregivers Month