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National Family Caregivers Month

There are more than 40 million caregivers across the country who sacrifice to improve the quality of life for their loved ones. National Family Caregivers Month is dedicated to celebrating the family caregivers across the country including parents with special needs children, families and friends of wounded soldiers, and others who care for loved ones with chronic conditions and disabilities.

Key Messages for Communicators:

  • Almost half of family caregivers are adult children caring for their parents. About 1 in 5 are wives or husbands caring for their spouses. 
  • Knowledge is power and no one advocates for your loved one the way you will. Plus, the more you learn about your loved one’s condition, the more comfortable, prepared, and capable you’ll become in handling any unexpected circumstances you may encounter.
  • You’ll discover, if you haven’t already, that you’re a part of a larger community of caregivers and caregiver supporters who have made themselves available for contact, interaction, and networking. You are truly not alone. 
  • It’s imperative that we support our caregivers to bolster their strength, provide opportunities to connect with peers, and offer guidance and resources to help them care for their service member and themselves. 
  • Family members and caregivers plan an important role in the care and rehabilitation of individuals with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). The social support friends and family give plays an important role in the recovery of those with TBI. 
  • Caregivers are a significant part of the healthcare team and we’ve seen many instances of caregivers being integral to positive outcomes for their service member. 
  • Milder symptoms may require family members to adapt only to a few changes in their loved ones. More severe symptoms may require family members to take on the role of caregiver, or share that responsibility with others temporarily or on a continual basis. 

Feel free to download these graphics to use on your platforms and download the November Toolkit for more messaging and resources to promote National Family Caregivers Month.


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Family Caregiver Month

MHS Caregiver


Family Caregivers Month (for Facebook)

Family Caregivers Month Facebook

Also available for LinkedIn and Twitter


The Caregiver Resource Directory

The Caregiver Resource Directory


TBI Family Podcast

TBI Family Podcast


Military Caregiver Peer Forums

Military Caregiver Peer Forums


Respite Care for Primary Caregivers

Respite Care for Primary Caregivers

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