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National Family Caregivers Month
Tuesday November 8, 2022
November is National Family Caregivers Month in the U.S., a time when we recognize over 65 million Americans that care for our aging and disabled citizens. This is also a great time to remember that 90% of elder caregivers are unpaid family members who altruistically dedicate their time to caring for others. ProPac would like to take this time to thank all caregivers for the work they do.
The purpose of this month is to:
- Raise awareness of family caregiver issues
- Celebrate the efforts of family caregivers
- Educate family caregivers about self-identification
- Increase support for family caregivers
The first National Family Caregivers Month was recognized in 1997 under President Clinton, every president since has followed suit in issuing an annual proclamation recognizing and honoring family caregivers each November.
To learn more about National Family Caregivers Month, see the 2022 Proclamation from the White House or read more on Caregiver Action Network.