National Caregivers Day is a day of remembrance for caregivers and those who have been cared for. On February 18, 2022, this holiday will be celebrated in the United States. National Caregiver’s Day was created by Linda Carlson on November 8th, 1990 after her husband died from AIDS-related complications. Many people are unaware that they are caring for someone but still show up to work every day to do just that. This blog post will help you learn more about what caregivers go through each year and how you can support them on this special day!
History Of National Caregivers Day
The Provider’s Association For Home Health & Hospice Agencies-otherwise known as the PAHA, established this holiday to recognize caregiving professionals and offer them some well-deserved recognition. It’s only appropriate that we take time out at work for our families on Thanksgiving Day!
The study finds that caregivers spend six days a month on grooming, feeding, and dressing them up to be the best they can be. They also have 13 extra commuting hours just for their daily commute which includes cleaning homes or fixing laundry while waiting at work!
In 2020, it is estimated that 53 million U.S citizens will be providing care to an adult or child without getting paid for it – a number that has been growing steadily since 2007 when 44% of all caregivers were doing so voluntarily! In order to help these unpaid workers cope financially as they juggle responsibilities at home and work while juggling their own health needs too many Americans have started crowdfunding campaigns designed specifically around caregiver funding needs such as Telecare Solutions Inc.’s “WeCare” program where donors give monthly contributions towards those who need assistance caring duties due physical disabilities.
HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL CAREGIVERS DAY
- Donate to a caregiver’s favorite charity
Giving gifts to a professional caregiver can be considered off-limits, but there are some in which it makes sense.
Just think about the type of person you want them caring for and what their needs might involve when deciding whether or not giving someone an item is appropriate as part payment for services rendered by that individual’s profession!
- Express it with a letter
Appreciation and words go a long way in giving joy. Boosting the morale of caregivers can be done by sincerely expressing gratitude for their hard work, time spent caring about you or someone else- even if it’s small gestures like reminding them that coffee is still on ( Caldoso 2012).
- Post on social media
Why are you, my caregiver? I don’t know what to do. Why am I so lucky that someone cares enough for me? You make everything better when they’re gone!
If there were more people out here like YOU then maybe this whole world would start making sense again – thank you from your biggest fan Ever.
5 FACTS ABOUT CAREGIVERS THAT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND
- Their own relationships suffer
One out of four caregivers says their personal relationships suffer due to caregiving duties. However, it doesn’t have to be this way! In fact, there are ways for you and your loved one’s relationship can improve even more so than before as they need less attention from each other due to being able to take on these responsibilities themselves now with a little help from family members or friends during difficult times.”
- Caregiving is often unpaid
For more than 53 million caregivers in the U.S., their unpaid work is challenging and thankless but it helps make life easier for family members who have trouble taking care of themselves while dealing with illness or disability on top of everything else that might be going wrong at any given time.
- Family caregivers invest a lot
Family caregivers provide a much-needed service to the people they care for and spend all of their money on providing that support from afar.
- Bridging generations
27% of caregivers provide services to a child as well as their parents, which is an expensive and time-consuming endeavor.
27 out 50 or 27 percent are providing care for both adults in the home with children there too; it can be quite difficult because oftentimes they will need assistance on multiple levels like cooking meals at night while juggling other responsibilities during daylight hours – not including mentally preparing themselves!
- There are more females than males
In America, it is more common for women to take on the role of caregiver. This may be because they make up 61% (nearly twice as many) of family caregivers in our society!
WHY WE LOVE NATIONAL CAREGIVERS DAY
- Caregivers are no less than heroes
With great power comes great responsibility. They don’t wear capes, but caregivers are real-life heroes who give up their time for others without question and are sometimes at the risk of danger to themselves.
The carer is one individual that has extraordinary influence over another person because they provide them with support services like healthcare or personal assistance in order to make sure all needs can be met no matter what life throws at you.
- Caregivers are cool!
What most people don’t realize is just how much a good caregiver can do. They have so many stories to tell and they might even make your life more interesting!
- Caregivers need a support system
It’s hard to live up to the high standard that dementia care requires. They handle everything with diligence, but it can be super stressful at times when your loved one has a seizure or becomes combative towards you (or both!). It’s like juggling two lives- this person who needs constant attention and help; plus another being born out of love for someone else just as important in their life!
Researched and written by M.G, March 15th, 2018. How can we help you today? Caregivers are extremely helpful individuals that don’t ask for anything in return except for a little recognition or to be acknowledged as an individual (not just someone’s caregiver). It is super important to pay attention to National Caregivers Day, or any other day for that matter! You can make a small difference in someone’s life.