National Family Caregiver Month-let’s celebrate Barbara
By Greg Starrs, Owner/President, StarResource, L.L.C.
National Family Caregivers Month, celebrated each November, is a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country.
I nominate my mother, Barbara, for the award of #1 family caregiver! Barbara, cares for my father (although he may not admit that) and is such an inspiration to our family. I write this as I prepare to board a flight to visit my parents and celebrate Barbara’s birthday.
This weekend, as I visit with my parents and celebrate Barbara, I will be sure to:
● Raise awareness of Barbara’s (family caregiver) issues;
● Celebrate the efforts of Barbara (family caregivers);
● Educate Barbara (family caregivers) about self-identification; and
● Show support for Barbara (family caregivers).
I will share with Barbara the following part of the President’s 2018 Proclamation, honoring National Family Caregivers (click for the complete proclamation-https://caregiveraction.org/presidential-proclamation-2018):
“During National Family Caregivers Month, we pay tribute to the millions of Americans across our Nation who selflessly care for family members who are chronically ill, elderly, or who have a disability. We recognize the challenges of caregiving and celebrate the joys of bringing support and comfort to a loved one. We express our gratitude to them for the work they do daily to ensure their loved ones are able to live in their homes and communities.
Family caregivers are the foundation of our country’s long term support system. Every year, nearly 44 million caregivers assist loved ones with a vast array of essential tasks, including eating, bathing, dressing, managing finances, childcare, administering medications, and arranging doctor visits and transportation. In performing these challenging duties with patience and compassion, family caregivers embody selfless service and sacrifice.
As anchors for their loved ones, our Nation’s family caregivers promote a culture that values the dignity of life at all stages and the importance of family. This month, we acknowledge the dedication and compassion of all those who work to improve their family members’ lives, and we renew our commitment to supporting them in their labor of love.”
Happy Birthday mom & enjoy the award I present to you of #1 family caregiver!
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