Yesterday marked the end of National Family Caregivers Month and The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) honors family caregivers across the country. NFCM offered an opportunity to raise awareness of caregiving issues, educate communities, and increase support for caregivers.
Caregivers are all around us, from your neighbor who manages her father’s medications and appointments, to your grocery cashier who supports their siblings with disabilities. Providing care to a family member is something that could potentially impact anyone for a period of time whether because of injury, newly acquired disability, or illness. Caregiving can have a significant impact on the life of the person providing care—from their physical and mental health to putting a strain on work and social activities.
NACDD honors the many people who provide caregiving to family members, and thanks them for their dedication. We hope that the effort and work done by caregivers continue to be recognized and are excited for future opportunities. If you are a family caregiver looking for support, you can reach out to the National Alliance on Caregiving for resources and information.