10 Nov National Caregiver Appreciation Month 2022
Every November, we celebrate National Caregiver Appreciation Month to recognize the important role caregivers play in caring for our loved ones. From assistance with activities of daily living to providing companionship, caregivers perform a wide range of tasks to ensure our clients can live every day to the fullest. Their hard work and dedication allows individuals who are aging, ill, disabled, or recovering to remain safely in the comfort of their own homes.
A quick look at statistics shows that caregivers have a big impact in our communities:
- 90% of Americans want to age in place, and home care is the preferred method of health care delivery among the disabled, elderly, and chronically ill.
- Approximately 39.8 million caregivers provide care to adults (aged 18+) with a disability or illness or 16.6% of Americans.
- About 15.7 million adult family caregivers care for someone who has Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia.
- On average, caregivers spend:
- 13 days each month on tasks such as shopping, food preparation, housekeeping, laundry, transportation, and giving medication;
- 6 days per month on feeding, dressing, grooming, walking, bathing, and assistance toileting;
- 13 hours per month researching care services or information on disease, coordinating physician visits or managing financial matters.
En Su Casa Caregiver Honorees
We’re excited to recognize the following caregivers from our San Antonio, Eagle Pass and Uvalde branches. They each embody our core values of integrity, trust and compassion – always going above and beyond to ensure our clients receive the best care possible. We’re incredibly grateful for their dedication and the bright light they each bring to our communities across South Texas.
- Coughlin, J. (2010). Estimating the Impact of Caregiving and Employment on Well-Being: Outcomes & Insights in Health Management.
- Alzheimer’s Association. (2015). 2015 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures.
- Gallup-Healthways. (2011). Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.