It’s National Family Caregivers Month


When we fly, we know to put on our own oxygen masks before attempting to help someone else. Why? Because if we run out of oxygen, we won’t be able to help someone else put on their oxygen mask.

The oxygen mask metaphor is an important one for family caregivers. They are the selfless souls who tirelessly care for ailing and aging loved ones.

In his proclamation naming November National Family Caregivers Month 2015, President Barack Obama writes, this is “a time to rededicate ourselves to making sureour selfless caregivers have the support they need to maintain their own well-being and that of those they love.

“One of the best measures of a country is how it treats its older citizens and people living with disabilities, Read more