November is National Family Caregiver Month

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November is National Family Caregiver Awareness Month, where caregivers are acknowledged for the care they provide. It is important that we show our appreciation for those who work tirelessly to provide care: whether it be financial, medical, domestic, or emotional support. Caregiving is a tough job, as many caregivers provide personal care, homemaking, shopping, and overall comfort to millions of the elderly population. The pandemic brings even more challenges as family caregivers handle “Caregiving in Crisis”. In the United States, more than 78 million caregivers are providing care to someone who is ill, disabled, or aging. In 2000, the Older Americans Act was amended to include the National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP). It funds a range of supports that assist family and informal caregivers to care for their loved ones at home for as long as possible. For further information about this program or other programs available through the Pennyrile Aging and Disability Resource Center, please call 1-866-844-4396 or 270-886-9484.