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HomeCare Matters

November 2018

Celebrating and Supporting Family Caregivers

Honoring family caregivers is a tradition that began in the mid-1990s. In his 2012 presidential proclamation of November as National Family Caregivers Month, President Barack Obama stated:

“Across America, daughters and sons balance the work of caring for aging parents with the demands of their careers and raising their own children. Spouses and partners become caregivers to the ones they love even as they navigate their own health challenges…All of them give selflessly to bring comfort, social engagement, and stability to those they love. National Family Caregivers Month is a time to reflect on the compassion and dedication that family caregivers embody every day.”

To celebrate and honor family caregivers, consider these important caregiving facts:

1.     You are America’s #1 long-term care provider. The National Academy of Medicine states that family caregivers provide a staggering 90% of long-term care in America.

2.     You are not alone. More than 65 million Americans care for their aging or disabled loved ones on a yearly basis. (National Alliance for Caregiving)

3.     You have to care for yourself first. Keeping yourself happy and healthy is critical to be able to do your best for your parent or senior loved one. Just like the airline safety announcements state – put your own oxygen mask on first before helping your child or dependent loved one.

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From its locations in Des Moines and Creston, EveryStep Home Care offers in-home care and support to patients recovering from illness or injury.

EveryStep Home Care is offered in 16 Iowa counties: Polk, Union, Dallas, Jasper, Boone, Story, Marshall, Adair, Madison, Warren, Marion, Adams, Clarke, Taylor, Ringgold and Decatur counties.

To learn more, call EveryStep Home Care at 515-558-9591 or visit

Please contact EveryStep Home Care if you or your loved one answer “yes” to two or more of the following questions:

  • Have you or your loved one been recently hospitalized?
  • Were you or your loved one diagnosed with a new illness or disease?
  • Have you or your loved one had a recent medication change?
  • Do you or your loved one need physical, occupational or speech therapy services?
  • Are you or your loved one at risk for falls?
  • Do you or your loved one have concerns with safety at home?

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