Celebrate National Caregivers Day and National Family Caregivers Month

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Celebrate National Caregivers Day and National Family Caregivers Month

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National Caregivers Day and National Family Caregivers Month, recognized annually in the U.S., remind us to celebrate the many different caregivers in our lives. Everyday professional care providers and family members make a selfless and devoted commitment to supporting people and loved ones who need help. Caregiving.com honors caregivers on these special holidays and all year-round. Please join us in showing them the love!

National Caregivers Day: Third Friday in February

Providers Association for Home Health & Hospice Agencies (PAHHHA) founded National Caregivers Day in 2015 to recognize the, “dedicated healthcare professionals [who] serve those who require short and long-term care at home or in a facility.” The day was first observed in 2016, and the National Day Calendar added it to their list that same year.

National Family Caregivers Month: November

Caregiver Action Network has been leading the charge for the national recognition of family caregivers since 1994. The first Presidential Proclamation of National Family Caregivers Month was signed by President Clinton in 1997. Every year since then, each president has issued a proclamation about NFC Month and the importance of honoring and supporting these family caregivers.

Read more:Presidential Proclamation on National Family Caregivers Month, 2019

The goals of NFC Month, outlined by Caregiver Action Network, include:

  • Raising awareness of family caregiver issues
  • Celebrating the efforts of family caregivers
  • Educating family caregivers about self-identification
  • Increasing support for family caregivers

How to Observe These Holidays

  • Offer to do something or ask how you can help
  • Send a thank you note or a gift
  • Post to social media using the #nationalcaregiversday, #nationalfamilycaregiversmonth and #familycaregiversmonth hashtags
  • Make a donation on a caregiver’s behalf

Are you a caregiver? We’d like to spread the word about the work you do. Please share your story on social media using the hashtag #mycarestory. We'll retweet and share your story to amplify the reality of a caregiving day and situation. After sharing your story, be sure to follow our hashtag (#mycarestory) to network with others who care. You'll find comfort and hope when you connect with others who understand.

UPDATED OCTOBER 2020

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