November is considered National Family Caregivers Month. During this month, we are charged to providing support acknowledgment to the selfless caregivers that care for loved ones and friends. Caregivers provide critical resources, committed attention, and emotional support to the many generations that make a family.
The purpose of National Family Caregivers Month
National Family Caregivers Month is an opportunity to acknowledge the stressors that many caregivers shoulder, often silently.
Caregivers tend to their loved ones tirelessly. We have to ensure we are not taking their efforts for granted.
How to celebrate National Family Caregivers Month?
If you are a caregiver and have been taking care of your loved ones let us tell you that this month is for you, and you should enjoy this appreciation for you. By doing the below things, you can have the advantage and understanding of this month.
· By attending self-care workshops:
You should attend a self-care workshop on during National Family Caregivers Month. It would give you a lot of practical advice about yourself. Moreover, their central concept is that in this caregiving, you are not alone.
· Take a break for yourself:
Plan a break for yourself, do things that give you pleasure. Watch a movie or go out with your best friends. Listen to people who are aware of this month; ask them how they celebrate their month.
· Get a caregiving virtual health toolkit:
National Alliance for Caregiving introduced the Mental Health Circle of Care Guide. This guide includes how to take care of yourself, seek help from community services, and speak with the health professionals.
What is the importance of national family caregiver’s month?
It is essential to appreciate their efforts of our caregivers because if they are mentally healthy and happy, they will keep others happy.
Moreover, if you are a person who knows or lives with a caregiver; then to use this month to give a special thanks.
November is the time to recognize and thank the caregivers, the everyday heroes in our lives.