National Family Caregivers Month is recognized throughout the month of November. In 2019, Caregiver Action Network has chosen the theme #BeCareCurious. According to caregiveraction.org, there are many things a family caregiver can BE CURIOUS about. BE CURIOUS about your loved one’s goals and treatment options. There are so many advancements to treatments becoming available all the time; check with the doctor to see if any of them may be an option for your loved one. BE CURIOUS about the research you do. Make sure the information is from a reliable and from a trusted source and discuss the information with the doctor. BE CURIOUS if insurance will cover treatment and medications, and BE CURIOUS about your loved one’s care plan. You want to make sure you understand, and have the ability to provide the treatment and care required.
There is a family caregiver toolbox as well as several tips to help you through the sometimes challenging journey as a family caregiver at CaregiverActionNetwork: http://ow.ly/mmyb30pH48i.
Another resource available is the Caregiver Teleconnection program. This program offers several free hour-long conference calls each month. The calls cover varying topics related to caregiving and caregiver support. The events can be found at: https://www.wellmedcharitablefoundation.org/caregiver-support-caregiver-teleconnection-events/~ Content provided by Penny Humphrey, Care Connection for Aging Services