During the Calvert Board of County Commissioners meeting October 30, 2018, it was proclaimed that the month of November in Calvert County be known as National Family Caregivers Month. It honors all caregivers for their devotion, dedication and support they provide to their family members and friends.
National Family Caregivers Month is an annual, national observance in November, to recognize the dedication of caregivers and to thank the family, friends, and other loved ones who offer countless hours of service in their homes and communities.
Nationally, more than 90 million family members devote their time to loved ones, offer emotional support, and provide care to help sustain quality of life for their loved ones. This year’s theme is “Supercharge Your Caregiving” — recognizing full and part-time caregivers for their labors — an undertaking which is both emotionally and physically demanding. Caregiving requires a 24 hour/7 days a week commitment, balanced with work and home responsibilities, while providing a safe environment for loved ones in need of care.
In Calvert County, the Office on Aging acknowledges these challenges and provides services that include monthly drop-in support, limited financial help for respite care, useful equipment and devices to help prevent falls and other mishaps, an informational quarterly newsletter, and links to online services and phone apps to help manage appointments, access medical records, and connect with fellow caregivers.
The Calvert Board of County Commissioners proclaimed the month of November be known at National Family Caregivers Month with the theme “Supercharge Your Caregiving” in Calvert County, recognizing caregivers for their devotion, dedication and support they provide to their family members and loved ones. They further proclaimed that the appreciation of all Calvert Countians is hereby extended to all family caregivers for their efforts.
Margit Miller / Calvert Beacon