With an ongoing focus of protecting the rights of seniors and their caregivers, Bet Tzedek enthusiastically supports National Caregivers Month. We urge all our supporters to learn more about Caregivers Rights, the many important issues surrounding this topic, and the National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA).
President Obama Issues Proclamation to Celebrate National Family Caregivers Month
As we observe National Family Caregivers Month, we honor the tireless compassion of Americans who heal, comfort, and support our injured, our elders, and people with disabilities. This month and throughout the year, let the quiet perseverance of our family caregivers remind us of the decency and kindness to which we can all aspire.
President Barack Obama, November 1, 2011
Today, President Barack Obama issued a Presidential Proclamation in honor of National Family Caregivers Month. You can view the text of the proclamation here and see additional background, including this year’s Theme for National Family Caregivers Month and additional pertinent press releases and background here.
NFCA coordinates National Family Caregivers Month (NFC Month) as a time to thank, support, educate and empower family caregivers. Celebrating Family Caregivers during NFC month enables all of us to:
- Raise awareness of family caregiver issues
- Celebrate the efforts of family caregivers
- Educate family caregivers about self-identification
- Increase support for family caregivers