Despite popular belief, caregivers are NOT usually paid medical professionals. Most caregivers are family members or friends who are also working and managing their own families at the same time.
For many, the caregiving role starts with simple things like scheduling a doctor’s visit or helping with daily errands, but gradually expands over time, until it becomes a major commitment in their lives. These hard-working individuals are often at an age where they are sandwiched between caring for the needs of their aging parents and the needs of their kids.
That's a hard task!
That's why November is National Family Caregivers Month: an entire month dedicated to recognizing the dedication and perseverance of family caregivers, providing full-time care to someone in need of daily help.
During this month, the AARP is dedicated to supporting these caregivers by encouraging Random Acts of Kindness for Caregivers. The ask is simple—identify someone in your life or in your community who is serving as a caregiver and do something nice for them. It doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive, just a small gesture that makes a caregiver’s life a little easier.
Is that not a beautiful thing?
Learn more during today's Twitter Chat at 1pm EST. Follow @AARP, @AmyGoyer and @LeeMWoodruff with hashtag #CareSupport to join the conversation!
How can YOU jump in and participate for this good cause?
Who are the caregivers in YOUR life that you can shower with a random act of kindness?