(This was a sample I sent to a possible employer)
The month of November is a special one among family caregivers. The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association promotes National Family Caregivers Month, a month which recognizes the more than 60 million people in the United States who are caregivers. Parents, children, siblings, relatives, neighbors and friends dedicate their time and efforts to be of service to their loved ones, and during this month they deserve a monumental amount of respect and support.
This year in particular, the Caregiver Action Network (CAN) has decided that the theme will be “Respite: Care for Caregivers.” Respite care can offer temporary support and relief to people who care taking care of their family members. Respite is also a support service that is highly requested by family caregivers.
National Family Caregivers Month started out as a week-long event in 1994, inaugurated by the National Family Caregiver Association. There are many ways you can recognize caregivers this month, whether it be promoting it on social media, sending an e-card or organizing a Caregivers Count awareness event.