That's What Family Caregivers Do!


That's What Family Caregivers Do!

Presidential Proclamation — November is National Family Caregivers Month!

I am proud to be one of the over 60 million Caregivers in the United States today. Being a family caregiver can be, and often is, challenging. But also so very  rewarding. I believe that to be entrusted with the care of another human being is one of the greatest honors that can be bestowed on another person. Those long sleepless nights, those challenging trips to the doctor and hospitals, those times when you have to intercede, educated and advocate come full circle when your caree looks at you and simply says, "Thank You for what you do for me.” 

I am also mindful of those family Caregivers who are never thanked, never appreciated and overworked. If it means anything to you, from one Caregiver to another, I offer my thanks and appreciation to you because… That is what Family Caregivers do! 

Caregiving is not a role that is often chosen and caregiving is not for everyone. Family caregivers come in many different shapes, sizes, philosophies and cultures: Caregiving and family caregivers are diverse. While our caregiving journeys might be different, family caregivers have this innate ability to understand each other, to care for each other, to be there for each other, because…  That’s what Family Caregivers do!

Through the wonders of the internet, my caregiving journey has been enriched by the countless number of people I have met along the way. Each one of you have inspired me, supported me and have been there for me because… That is what Family Caregivers do! 

A special ‘thank you’ to author, caregiving coach, speaker and owner at, Denise Brown, and my extended family at for your support. You opened up your ‘home’ to us and made us feel welcome from the start because…  That’s what Family Caregivers do!

We know that our current caregiving journey is going to be filled with a few bumps and bruises along the way; cancer has a way of doing that. Yet we know those bumps and bruises will be a tad softer because of our extended caregiving family we’ve met along the way because…That’s what Family Caregivers do!


Family Caregivers: Thank You for all you do from Bernard Richard Schiffer, "The Little One."

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