President Obama declared November National Caregiver’s Month, to recognize the millions who selflessly care for seniors or people with disabilities and illnesses. This work can be difficult and often underappreciated. Having a competent, responsible caregiver, allows many seniors to live independently in their own homes. Caregiving is most challenging when one works full-time, or perhaps has health challenges of their own. In our community, caregivers make it possible for some of residents not only continue to live in their suites, but to thrive. If you are a caregiver or know someone who is, give them a big hug and encourage her/him to check out the AARP Caregiving Resource Center at www.caregiving.org for information on the subject of caregiving, on-line support groups, how to handle legal and financial matters and much more. Evelyn Huffman R.N.
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