It’s November – a time for reflection and gratitude. We want to thank family caregivers for their selfless dedication to caring for aging loved ones. Their compassion and support go a long way and many times these caregivers can feel their efforts go unnoticed at times.
Watch this short video from Lori Hogan, co-founder of Home Instead Senior Care, who has a thank you message for the dedicated family caregivers spanning the globe.
November is a month to celebrate family caregivers and the tremendous work they do. To celebrate, we’re featuring caregiver gratitude stories on our
Facebook page and encourage you to share your caregiver gratitude story with hashtag: #CaregiverGratitude. Our partner,
Caregiver Action Network, organizes
National Family Caregivers Month every November and it’s always an inspiring month filled with education, resources and messages of gratitude.
8 million Canadians provide unpaid care for older adults every day. Many family caregivers put their personal well-being on the back burner while caring for a loved one. But caregivers cannot pour from an empty cup.
CaregiverStress.com article has eight tips to help caregivers be more optimistic and put themselves first, focusing on self-care, so they are not pouring from an empty cup.In addition to the tips, these resources are a great arsenal for family caregivers to network with other caregivers, find answers and resources to challenging caregiving situations.
Let’s not forget the powerful benefit -- mental, physical and emotional -- that respite care can bring family caregivers and senior loved ones. A few hours a week away from caregiving to run personal errands, meet up with a friend, see a movie, or simply rest can recharge and energize family caregivers so they can continue to provide exceptional care. To find respite near you, visit
Those caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia may be eligible for a dementia home care grant. Hilarity for Charity® and the Home Instead Senior Care® network partner to award home care grants to those providing care to loved ones living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.
Learn more about the program and submit an application.
To all the family caregivers out there, please know that so many appreciate all that you do to care for and keep your senior loved ones safe. Enjoy this month of gratitude and share your caregiver gratitude story with us on
Facebook using hashtag: #CaregiverGratitude.