Celebrate National Family Caregivers Month

Nov 14, 2023 | Fall 2023, Newsletter

In celebration of National Family Caregivers (NFC) Month in November, Caregivers Network by Sourcewise remains delighted to be supporting all informal caregivers. We understand the dedication and selflessness that defines your role as a family caregiver.

In recognition of your invaluable service to your loved ones, we are committed to offering a range of services and resources tailored to meet your unique needs.

Information & Referral

  • Get personalized referrals to connect with relevant support networks and services that can assist with navigating the complexities of caregiving.
  • Access to a personalized library of short, informative video courses via WeCare.

Caregiver Case Management

  • Our dedicated Care Managers will work closely with you to assess your specific situation and needs.
    Receive expert guidance and support in developing a comprehensive care plan for your loved one.

Temporary Respite Care Solutions

  • Recognizing the importance of self-care, we offer temporary respite care options to give you a well-deserved break.
    Rest assured that your loved one will be in capable hands while you recharge.

We acknowledge that caregiving can be physically and emotionally demanding. Our Care Managers are dedicated to easing the caregiving burden by providing you with practical solutions and genuine support.

For this NFC Month, let’s come together to celebrate the remarkable work of all unpaid caregivers. You are not alone, and your efforts do not go unnoticed. Your journey as a caregiver is important to us, and we are here to provide the support and resources you need. Thank you for your dedication, compassion, and love as a family caregiver. We are here for you every step of the way.

To learn more about caregiver support services, speak with a Community Resource Specialist at (408) 350-3200, option 1.

Lung Cancer Screening

Medicare Part B covers lung cancer screening using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) if the individual meets all the following criteria:

  • Aged 55 to 77
  • No signs or symptoms of lung cancer
  • Current smoker or quit smoking within the past 15 years
  • Tobacco smoking history averaging one pack per day for 20 years (“20 pack-years”)
  • An order from a doctor or healthcare provider

Take advantage of these preventative services offered by Medicare by asking for them for yourself or your loved one. In this way, older adults can reduce their risk of developing substance abuse disorders or mitigate its effects to maintain healthier lifestyles.

References

  1. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2020, July). Substance use in older adults drugfacts. Substance Use in Older Adults DrugFacts | National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) (nih.gov)
  2. gov. (n.d.). Preventive & screening services. preventive services (medicare.gov)

 

This project was supported by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $94,686 with 100 percent funding by ACL/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by ACL/HHS, or the U.S. Government.