November is National Family Caregivers Month in Georgia

September 3, 2018

Kristin Mitchem, Caregiver; Nancy LeaMond, Executive Vice President, AARP

November is National Family Caregivers Month.

2 million Georgians care for aging parents and spouses who want to stay at home, instead of costly institutions. These family caregivers provide unpaid services valued at about $13.1 billion annually. Kristin has cared for her father for several years. She says…

MITCHEM:  MY FATHER HAS A MALIGNANT BRAIN TUMOR. I DO EVERYTHING I CAN TO HELP HIM STAY AT HOME – CLEANING HIS FEEDING TUBE, GIVING INJECTIONS, FLUSHING HIS PIC LINE AND ADMINISTERING MEDICINE. IT ISN’T EASY, BUT I WOULDN’T HAVE IT ANY OTHER WAY. 

This week, A-A-R-P launched I Heart Caregivers to collect stories like Kristin’s. AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond says…

LEAMOND: OUR SILENT ARMY OF FAMILY CAREGIVERS HELPS SENIORS TO LIVE INDEPENDENTLY, WITH DIGNITY, EACH AND EVERY DAY. WE WANT TO HONOR THESE UNSUNG HEROES – WHILE AT THE SAME TIME FIGHT TO GET THEM MORE SUPPORT, TRAINING, HELP AT HOME.

For more go to A-A-R-P dot org slash I Heart Caregivers.

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