ShareTheCaregiving, Inc.: Helps Kick Off National Family Caregivers Month
Monday September 21st 2009, 3:59 pm
Filed under: News,Press Release
NFCA
Speak-up


National Family Caregivers Month, celebrated every November, is a nationally recognized time to thank, support, educate and empower more than 50 million family caregivers across the country currently providing over $375 billion in “free” caregiving services.

In honor of NFC Month, the National Family Caregivers Association will be hosting a FREE Family Caregiver National Teleclass/Webinar on November 12 at 2:00 – 3:00pm EST.

Safe & Sound: How to Prevent Medication Mishaps is a program designed to teach family caregivers what they can do to minimize the chances that their loved one will experience an adverse drug reaction or event.  Register here or call 800-896-3650.

ShareTheCaregiving, Inc. is pleased to be an official endorsing organization of NFC Month, an annual event created by the National Family Caregivers Association to bring attention to the needs of family caregivers. “We encourage people to speak up during National Family Caregivers Month.” said Suzanne Mintz, NFCA president and CEO. “One of the most important attributes of being an advocate for your loved one is the ability to speak up and understand how to best communicate about their loved ones’ medication issues with health professionals.”

NFCA is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering family caregivers to act on behalf of themselves and their loved ones, and to remove barriers to their health and wellbeing. NFCA concentrates its efforts in three primary areas: education, building community, and advocacy. For more information visit www.thefamilycaregiver.org.


U.S. POSTAGE STAMP HONORING FAMILY CAREGIVERS – SIGN THE PETITION TODAY!

A United States postage stamp honoring family caregivers in America is officially “under consideration” by the U.S. Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee for introduction as early as 20ll.  Sign the petition HERE and pass it along.


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