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The Department of Aging and Disabilities Observes National Family Caregiver Month during November This year’s theme “Caregiving Around the Clock”

Annapolis, MD (November 1, 2021) -  The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities will observe National Family Caregivers Month during the month of November. Caregiving is a tough job. This month we recognize the people who lovingly care for and comfort a loved one, friend or neighbor.  In many cases, the caregiver is a family member and the act of caregiving can be overwhelming; impacting the individual’s social, emotional, physical and financial well-being. 

According to an AARP statewide survey, approximately 771,000 Maryland residents have a caregiver or caregivers.  More than 500,000 Marylanders are providing unpaid family care valued at $9.3 billion annually. 

Providing around the clock care to a family member or a friend can be both rewarding and stressful.  It is important for family caregivers to have support systems and to take time for themselves to monitor their own well-being.  There are a number of resources and support groups available to assist caregivers.  

The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities has a wealth of resources to assist caregivers in the county.  In addition to one-on-one support to family caregivers,  Anne Arundel County's National Family Caregiver Support Program offers:

  • Monthly Support Groups 
  • Educational Workshops 
  • Quarterly Newsletters 
  • Stipends to assist with respite care or supplemental services 

Please call the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities Maryland Access Point at  410-222-4257  to learn more about the National Family Caregiver Support program.   TTY users, please call via Maryland Relay 7-1-1.  All materials are available in an alternative format upon request.  

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