November is National Family Caregivers Month. This month serves to appreciate the role of family caregivers, address the issues they face, and further educate them on how to render their caregiving services. The place of family caregivers is critical given they have tremendous love for the family member who needs their ongoing support. In addition, research from the Administration for Community Living indicates caregiving also takes a significant emotional, physical, and financial toll. With nearly half of all caregivers over age 50, many are vulnerable to a decline in their health. It’s essential to understand how you can support family caregivers in November and throughout the year. Here are just a few of the ways that you can show support to a caregiver include:
Support to family caregivers is essential to their well-being and the well-being of the patient. Several caregivers have taken the role of caregiver in addition to their full-time job to eliminate the added healthcare expense of hiring a caregiver from a home health agency. From offering your time to mobilizing others, there is a myriad of ways where you can show your support to caregivers during National Family Caregivers Month and any other time during the year. At Orsini Specialty Pharmacy, we work with many caregivers who speak on behalf of patients with rare and complex conditions. We are here to provide education and support to caregivers throughout the patient journey. You can read some of our patient journey stories to see how vital the role of family caregivers is to patients living with rare diseases.
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