Caregiving & Aging November 2021 Newsletter
Nov 05, 2021
November is NATIONAL FAMILY CAREGIVER Month
How to celebrate?
TAKE a moment to congratulate yourself for being a caregiver. CALL and thank a family caregiver you know. FIND time for a nap. ASK for help from a neighbor or friend. OPEN up to your family about assisting. JOIN a caregiver support group. CONTACT a good friend to chat. ENROLL in an online health class. WRITE three reasons being a caregiver is meaningful for you. HUG the person you are caregiving. MAKE that delayed doctor appointment for yourself. SPEND an afternoon with a family member to give a caregiver a break. HELP assemble a memory book or photo book for a family member. SHARE your talents with finance, cooking or organizing for a caregiver. REMEMBER that you may be the caregiver or care receiver someday. TALK to Caregiving & Aging staff at FamilyMeans to help relieve stress. LIVE IN THE MOMENT.
WHO ARE FAMILY CAREGIVERS?
53 Million Caregivers: 39% Men 61% Women
61% Still work 26% Have difficulty coordinating care
24% Are caregiving for more than one person 23% Report Health Problems of their own
45% Have had at least one financial impact AARP & Nat’l Alliance on Caregiving, 2020