Annapolis, MD (November 20, 2017) - As we prepare to see family and friends for the holidays, remember that November is National Family Caregivers Month. Are you caring for a loved one, neighbor, or friend? Do you know an older adult who may be raising their grandchildren? The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities has a wealth of resources to assist caregivers in our county. In addition to one-on-one support to family caregivers, Anne Arundel County's National Family Caregiver Support Program offers:
- Annual Caregivers' Conference
- Annual Caregiver Appreciation Event
- Stipends to assist with respite care or supplemental services
According to an AARP recent 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.
Caregiving brings a high toll on the social, emotional, physical and financial well-being of the person providing care. 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.