November is National Family Caregivers Month
From helping someone with grocery shopping to serving as the decision maker for medical decisions and care, the daily activities of family caregivers are often stressful and physically demanding. Family caregivers who care for those with brain diseases like Alzheimer's, dementias, mental health or brain injuries have even more responsibilities. Caregivers embark on a labor of love, where compassion and caring overshadow personal interests.
It is very important that caregivers have the resources and support to help when they need a break or assistance with their family members. Respite care is offered through many state and government agencies including Veterans Health Administration benefits, Medicare and Medicaid.
Learn more about available resources using the ElderCare Locator at www.eldercare.gov or call 1-800- 677-1116.