This month marks the annual commemoration of National Family Caregivers Month, which the President has decreed each November since 1997. This year, Altarum Institute, which hosts Medicaring, is honoring caregivers by posting blogs written by staff and volunteers. These moving and insightful commentaries describe an array of staff experiences, from intern Meghan Hendricksen’s stint as a direct care worker, to Japanese geriatrician Yakuri Haturi’s description of her family’s caregiving experience in that nation. Each week in November, Altarum will post one or two stories. We hope you’ll join us in reading, reflecting on the role and work of family caregivers, and commenting on what we describe here.
Join us on Tuesday, November 13 at 1 p.m. ET for a live twitter chat, @Altarum, #caregivermonth.
Key words: family caregivers, National Family Caregivers Month, direct care workers, volunteers