November is National Family Caregivers Month

November is National Family Caregivers Month

Many people know November for the holidays, Thanksgiving, a time to be grateful for all you have in life. One thing we can all be grateful for are family caregivers.

For the last twenty years or so, US presidents have named November National Family Caregivers Month to recognize the tens of millions of family members who work hard to care for their family members with disabilities, illnesses, or that are aging.

The theme for National Family Caregiver’s Month is “Caregiving Around the Clock”.

What is a Family Caregiver?

Family caregivers are family members, relatives, or neighbors who care for someone who has some underlying disability, illness, or similar situation that prevents them from being completely independent. For example, someone caring for their aging parents would be a family caregiver.

These individuals do it not for pay; they do it out of love. What they do is not only good for those they provide care for, but also for society at large. By providing these services for loved ones, they reduce strain on the healthcare system.

The Burden of Family Caregivers

Family caregivers are silent, everyday heroes, but the benefits they provide to their loved ones and to society at large can come with a personal cost:

● Juggling several responsibilities - Most family caregivers juggle a full-time job, a busy home/family life, and their family caregiving responsibilities. All this responsibility can wear down even the most resilient of caregivers down.

● Isolation - Most caregivers have someone they can talk to and confide in, but there is a significant portion of family caregivers who feel as if they have no one to turn to for help or just talk.

● Emotional pain - Caring for your aging parents can be tough emotionally; same as with caring for a spouse that has become ill or disabled. Caregivers live with this every day, yet tirelessly provide care for their loved ones.

As a family caregiver, you’d do anything to provide the highest quality of life for your loved one. However, you can’t always do it alone. 

Northeast Adult Day Care Center, an adult day care center in Philadelphia, can take much of that burden off your shoulders. 

Our healthcare professionals provide your seniors with personalized health services, including nursing support, daily group exercise, physical therapy medication administration assistance. 

We also have an abundant variety of social opportunities for your loved ones. Whether it’s table games, hobby groups, movies, or holiday celebrations, they’ll never be bored here.

In addition, there is no need to transport your loved ones to our facilities; our professional, CPR- and first-aid certified drivers will come to your house and transport them to our facility in our comfortable, handicap-accessible and wheelchair lift-equipped buses.

And, fitting 2019’s theme quite well, we’re open 7 days a week, 365 days per year. 

Contact us today to learn more about how we can provide the best care for your loved one.