Caregivers and menopause may feel like hot flushing, sleep deprived jugglers, so “it is critical not to lose sight of who you are”. #CaregiverAnd

National Caregivers Month

What is the theme of National Caregivers Month 2021 in the United States?

In #CaregiverAnd – Celebrate the Passions That Enrich Your Life the (United States) Caregivers Action Network explain:

CaregiverAnd“#CaregiverAnd encourages you, the family caregiver, to celebrate the identities and passions that enrich your life. Far too often your role as a family caregiver overshadows your identity and emphasizes the care you provide for your loved one.

Being a family caregiver is incredibly important, but it is critical not to lose sight of who you are. Your sense of self makes your life complete. This is an essential component of self-care that can ultimately prevent caregiver burnout and depression.

#CaregiverAnd shifts that focus, by highlighting the other roles, activities, and passions that make up your life”.

Informal Caregivers or Family Caregivers

Who are informal caregivers or family caregivers?

In Caregiver Stress: What Is A Caregiver? the Office on Women’s Health, United States Department of Health and Human Services’ elaborate on:

“People who are not paid to give care are called informal caregivers or family caregivers”.


Is there an association between women and family caregivers?

In Caregiver Stress: Who Are Caregivers? the note:

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“Also, most caregivers are women. And nearly three in five family caregivers have paid jobs in addition to their caregiving”.

Caregivers and Jobs

Do many caregivers juggle their  jobs responsibilities with their caregiving responsibilities?

In I Have a Job And I’m The Caregiver for My Loved One the Caregiver Action Network elaborate on:

“One of the most common problems family caregivers face is trying to juggle their job responsibilities with their caregiving responsibilities. In fact, 60% of family caregivers are employed – and two-thirds have had to make some adjustments in their work-life because of their caregiving role. We know that when family caregivers reach out for assistance, they are better able to take care of themselves and their loved ones while holding onto their jobs. Some caregivers have enough flexibility in their jobs to handle both roles. Some decide to leave the workforce or work part-time. There is so much to consider.”

Unpaid Leave

May unpaid leave be available for carers?

Depending on the Country, unpaid leave may be available. In Stress Management: In-Depth – Caregiver Stress: Tips for Taking Care of Yourself – The Caregiver Who Works Outside the Home the (United States) Mayo Clinic note:

“Employees covered under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act may be able to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave a year to care for relatives. Ask your human resources office about options for unpaid leave”

10 Tips for Family Caregivers

What are 10 Tips for Family Caregivers?

In 10 Tips for Family Caregivers the Caregiver Action Network share:

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Last Updated: 30 November 2021 – Last Revised: 28 November 2021