Every year since 1997, the President of the United States has declared November to be National Family Caregivers Month, recognizing the more 65 million people in this country who take responsibility for caring for relatives. According to the National Family Caregivers Organization, the sponsoring organization, the focus of the month is on:
- Raising awareness of family caregiver issues
- Celebrating the efforts of family caregivers
- Educating family caregivers about self-identification
- Increasing support for family caregivers
Many LifeStation consoles are purchased by family caregivers for loved ones. When users includes caregivers on their personalized emergency contact list, as is nearly always the case, LifeStation’s Care Specialists notify the caregivers whenever the user requests help. LifeStation makes sure caregivers stay in the loop.