National Family Caregivers Month is a Time to Recognize Contributions, Challenges of Family Caregivers
November 25, 2019
November is National Family Caregivers Month. It is a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country. This year’s theme is #BeCareCurious.
This special observance inspires us to redouble our efforts to:
- Raise awareness of family caregiver issues
- Celebrate the efforts of family caregivers
- Educate family caregivers about self-identification
- Increase support for family caregivers
During National Family Caregivers Month, we recognize the challenges family caregivers face when their loved ones need around–the-clock care. The Caregiver Action Network (CAN) website provides promotional materials for general use, including a media kit, posters, and other resources.
The Family Caregiver Alliance is a secure online service for quality information, support, and resources for family caregivers of adults with chronic physical or cognitive conditions such as Alzheimer’s, stroke, Parkinson’s, and other illnesses.
The American Association for Retired Persons (AARP) also offers a free caregiving guide, a toll-free support phone line, and caregiving resources in English and Spanish.
HAP is committed to working with families and caregivers to improve the patient experience of care through the HAP Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC). This enables HAP and Pennsylvania hospitals to benefit from the guidance of a diverse group of patients, family caregivers, community leaders, and health care providers, as they work to provide high quality, safe, patient-centric health care.
If you want to make a difference in the ways health care is experienced by Pennsylvania consumers, considering joining HAP’s PFAC. Contract project manager, Janette Bisbee, for additional information.