National Family Caregiver Month

1 in 4 adults in Kentucky serve as a caregiver to a friend or family member and over half of those caregivers have provided at least two years of care. November is recognized as National Family Caregiver Month and a time to recognize and honor caregivers across the country. I want to take a moment and say THANK YOU to all caregivers, past, present and future, across our region. Your commitment and service to care for your loved one should not go unnoticed or unappreciated! It has been said that caregivers are the bedrock of healthcare for families – so thank you for being a caregiver!

The National Family Caregiver Program offers several services to benefit caregivers who may need extra support. The respite program helps provide a break for caregivers while assuring their loved one is still being cared for. The supplemental program helps purchase needed items, such as assistive devices or incontinence supplies, to assist the care recipient in their everyday life. There is also a program for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren to help purchase needed items for the grandchild.  We recognize that caregiving is a large task, the NFCSP program offers monthly support groups for Alzheimer’s Caregivers and Grandparent Caregivers to provide an opportunity for caregivers to share their experiences as a caregiver and receive training designed to help caregivers.

For more information on any programs offered under the National Family Caregiver Program, please contact Miranda White, NFCSP Coordinator at 270-886-9484 or [email protected].