The annual observance is a time to honor family caregivers across the country. This year’s theme is “Caregiving Around the Clock,” recognizing the challenges that family caregivers face and how they manage them day and night.
This special observance enables us to do the following:
raise awareness of family caregiver issues,
celebrate the efforts of family caregivers,
educate family caregivers about self-identification, and
increase support for family caregivers.“Caregiving can be a 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week job,” states the Caregiver Action Network, which spearheads National Family Caregivers Month. “Providing care around the clock can crowd out other important areas of life.”