Send love to a Caregiver on National Call a Friend Day
National Call a Friend Day is a great reminder to take a few minutes to greet a friend, share the love and show support for a caregiver in your life. Celebrated December 28, this day is right in the middle of the 2021 holiday season, a time when many are far from family and friends.
Did You Know? For the last 20 years, the rate of caregivers aged 75 years or older has risen. In 2015, this age group made up 7% of all caregivers. Researchers found that most older caregivers assist spouses with heart disease or dementia. More often than not, their spouse’s condition requires more than 34 hours of high-level care every week. Furthermore, most respondents said they had been offering this assistance for over five years. (source)
Send Love to a Caregiver
While a call is a great way to show support, there are other ways to show support to caregivers:
- Send a text message with words of encouragement
- Send a virtual coffee (digital gift card)
- Send a handwritten card
- Schedule a virtual coffee
At CarePatrol, we are grateful for the millions of family caregivers who provide supportive care every day. Thank you!