Help a Family Caregiver

In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, learn how you can support a family caregiver. Approximately 34.2 million Americans have provided unpaid care to an adult age 50 or older in the prior 12 months, according to the Caregiving in the U.S. report.

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Your Care Mission:

“Be Care Curious” is the 2019 theme for National Family Caregivers Month, which falls in November each year. Every day, millions of people care for their senior loved ones, providing meals, companionship, transportation, chores, and support for other daily living activities.

This week, reach out to someone who is caring for a senior loved one and offer THEM support. By helping them, you’re also supporting the seniors they care for.

3 Ways to Help Family Caregivers

  1. Emotional support. Reach out and be a trusted source of support by letting them share their thoughts and feelings without judgement.
  2. Provide breaks. If it’s possible, offer to spend time with your friend or relative’s loved one so they can have a break if they need one. Even a few hours can make a big difference for a caregiver who needs some respite.
  3. Offer other help. More than 37% of people caring for older adults also have children or grandchildren under 18 years old living with them, according to Caregiving in the U.S., conducted by the National Alliance for Caregiving in collaboration with AARP. You could provide support by helping with other home responsibilities, such as picking up kids from practice, babysitting, running errands, or dropping off meals to a family.

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Luisa
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Praying for you today ❣️ hoping you have a great day. God Bless You ?

Deandrea
1 Kind Act Completed

Hi. I am ready to help seniors in my area.

Nelida
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My name is Tony that my tail and I’m looking for a job as a care giver and rincon Georgia

Lynda Gail
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Was contacted for prayer as a friend who has been caring for her Mother (Mom was to move in with her brother this next year) has had everything cave in as he died last night from heart failure. Will continue helping any way I can at this time even as I care for my Mother. Prayers appreciated!

Penny
9 Kind Acts Completed

I have a neighbor that takes care of her mom with Alzheimers. I reach out to her as much as possible. And even sent food to. Food to them.

Stephanie
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Hello im stephaniefowle I have a mother in law that has dementia. I go to See her every other week..we laugh together .also I take her outside for walks .

Lair
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Hi I was a companion for 3 years in NY! The couple was 92 years old and 97.

Marilyn
5 Kind Acts Completed

I always support my girlfriend mentally and physically with her terminally ill spouse. I clean, listen and cook their meals on my two off days and sometimes thru the week. I know it is necessary and totally appreciated.

Patricia. Jones
1 Kind Act Completed

I’ve actually enjoyed this app with winning money prizes and helping whom ever.

Lisa
5 Kind Acts Completed

Took A senior to a dentist appt

LISA
2 Kind Acts Completed

Good morning this is Lisa Dyer, I’m always ready and willing to help the elderly and children and anybody in the community for help if they need help I’m willing to help anyone and God bless you and have a blessed day ??❤️??

Carolyn
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Shari
3 Kind Acts Completed

I HAVE BEEN CALLING AND ENCOURAGING A NEW FRIEND AND NEIGHBOR WHO IS TAKING CARE OF BOTH HER MOTHER AND FATHER WHO BOTH HAVE CANCER. SINCE I TOOK CARE OF MY OWN MOTHER FOR 14 YEARS, I REACH OUT TO SUPPORT HER AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE AND LET HER SHARE HOW THEY ARE ALL DOING. MY HEART GOES OUT TO HER WITH LOVE AND PRAYERS.

Joyce
16 Kind Acts Completed

Taking a caregiver to lunch today.

Bobbie
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I contacted a friend who is going through chemo . During that conversation she shared she had moved her 98 year old mom in with her to make sure her mom is eating properly. Knowing my friends situation has encouraged me to call and check in more regularly to keep her spirits up.

Bobbie
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I contacted a friend who is going through chemo. What I plan to do is call more often to let her know I’m available to assist her in however she has a need.

Sadie
9 Kind Acts Completed

I am a caregiver with a company and on a daily I sit and talk and listen toy clients, provide breaks for family members and I usually get home I babysit my grandbabies so their dad can have a break to relax