Every day, nearly half a million Arkansans perform a great labor of love by helping their parents and spouses remain at home. These unpaid family caregivers help their loved ones with medications, meals, bathing and dressing, chores and even complex medical tasks.
November marks National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize the 40 million Americans – nearly 118,000 from Montana – who help older parents, spouses, and other loved ones live independently at home, where they want to be. The unpaid care they provide – managing medications, cooking meals, driving to appointments, performing complex medical tasks and more – is valued at about $1.4 billion in Montana alone.
Emergency Caregiving Respite (ECR) is a respite care program designed to assist 24/7 family caregivers. Through ECR any Idaho caregiver providing 24/7 care to any person of any age (child, adult or elder) is eligible to apply for funding.
There’s a silent army of family caregivers in this country that includes more than 100,000 North Dakotans each year.
PORTLAND, OR -- If you provide care for an aging loved one, or expect to do so in the next few years, you should register for Navigating the Journey: Caring for those you care about, on Saturday afternoon, November 8 th at the Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland.
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