National Caregivers Month

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Do you know any hard working caregivers? If so, this is the month to go the extra mile to let Caregiversthem know just how much they are appreciated.

November is National Caregivers Month.

Check out these stats from the Caregiver Action Network:

Did you know…

  • Wounded veterans require family caregivers, too.  As many as 1 million Americans are caring in their homes for service members from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars who are suffering from traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, or other wounds and illnesses.
  • And it’s not just women doing the caregiving.  Men are now almost as likely to say they are family caregivers as women are (37% of men; 40% of women). And 36% of younger Americans between ages 18 and 29 are family caregivers as well, including 1 million young people who care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s.
  • Family caregiving is serious work.  Almost half of family caregivers perform complex medical/nursing tasks for their loved ones – such as managing multiple medications, providing wound care, and operating specialized medical equipment.

Alert Response appreciates your work and dedication to those in your care. We recognize the difficult job you perform and applaud you for stepping up to the task. If you have questions about resources available in the Dallas/Fort Worth area to assist you and your loved one, please contact us.

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