Press Release: National Family Caregivers Month: A Time to Honor Those Caring for a Loved One

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National Family Caregivers Month – celebrated each November – is a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country. Caregiver Action Network (CAN) selects each year’s theme for National Family Caregivers Month. CAN also spearhead the celebration nationally.

“”We believe that #CaregivingHappens will help show that caregiving often just happens in a family caregiver’s life,” said John Schall, CAN CEO.“It happens when you least expect it, is not always convenient, and may disrupt plans.”

This year, Caregiver Action Network is building off the spirit of last year’s popular #CaregiverAnd campaign with #CaregivingHappens. The idea behind the campaign is to reflect a caregiver’s reality that often caregiving just happens. Caregiving happens when we are at work or out of town. Caregiving happens when we’re rushing out the door to the grocery store. It also happens unexpectedly, catching us by surprise.

#CaregivingHappens will raise awareness of family caregivers as people realize that the co-worker who is late may be picking up his daughter from getting an MRI. #CaregivingHappens will raise awareness of family caregivers. Doctors will learn that caregivers are seeking the best possible care for their loved ones. #CaregivingHappens when you’re busy with something else or have plans. It may make you miss meetings or other appointments. When #CaregivingHappens, it’s not always convenient or expected.

#CaregivingHappens will raise awareness of family caregivers as policymakers recognize that caregivers are balancing a heavy load and need help.

More information on the campaign can be accessed here. Be sure to follow and like CAN on Facebook, and Instagram.

About CAN

Caregiver Action Network (www.CaregiverAction.org) is the nation’s leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for more than 90 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age.CAN serves a broad spectrum of family caregivers. These range from parents of children with significant health needs to soldiers’ families.

They also support young couples dealing with a diagnosis of MS. CAN help adult children caring for parents with Alzheimer’s. They provide support through various means, ensuring caregivers have access to the necessary resources. Known as the National Family Caregivers Association, CAN is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing education, peer support, and resources nationwide.