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National Caregivers Month

Posted: November 4, 2019, 5:29PM

November is National Caregivers Month.  Caregiving is a hard job.  It is physically taxing, emotionally challenging, and can test our spiritual strength.

Do you know a caregiver?  Ask how you can help.  We often say "Call me if you need anything" but often people won't reach out.  We can reach out instead.  Maybe take a meal - drop off a pizza or a casserole.  Offer to do grocery shopping, pick up a prescription or help with transportation.  Maybe you could sit with the care receiver for a while to give the caregiver a little "me" time.  Or just visit at a convenient time.  Caregivers have shared with me that they often miss the opportunity for conversation and get really lonely especially if they are caring for a loved one with dementia.

Reach out to one of your caregiver friends today.  Tell them how much you appreciate them. It can make all the difference.  Offer an ear and a shoulder.  You don't know how much that means.  I know.

 

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