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About the Observance

Celebrated every November, National Family Caregivers Month (NFCM) is a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country. It offers an opportunity to raise awareness of caregiving issues, educate communities, and increase support for caregivers.

The national observance is led by Caregiver Action Network (CAN), a nonprofit that provides free education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers. CAN selected the 2022 theme, #CaregivingHappens, to acknowledge the reality that family caregiving is not always convenient or expected.

Read President Biden’s NFCM proclamation.

ACL Efforts in Support of Caregivers

Families are the primary source of support for older adults and people with disabilities in the U.S. Many family caregivers work and provide care, experiencing conflicts between competing responsibilities. Research indicates caregiving takes a significant emotional, physical, and financial toll. ACL is a proud observer of NFCM, but we work year-round through programs and councils to support and empower family caregivers.


National Family Caregivers Month Twitter Chat

November 16, 2022 at 1PM ET | National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP)

This Twitter chat will explore actions and strategies that states, local governments, employers, and community organizations can take to implement the National Strategy. To join the conversation, make sure you follow @NASHPhealth on Twitter and use the hashtag #RAISEchat.

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