AMERICUS, GEORGIA – The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers (RCI) will join caregivers, advocates, and policymakers on February 19 for National Caregivers Day to appreciate and celebrate the contributions of caregivers.
Founded by the Providers Association for Home Health & Hospice Agencies (PAHHHA) in 2015, National Caregivers Day was started as an opportunity to recognize and advocate for paid professional caregivers. As RCI continues to underscore the importance of unpaid caregivers within the broader care economy, the organization has joined the National Caregivers Day effort, drawing attention to the invisible frontline of our nation’s health care system.
“Paid and unpaid caregivers are both essential to the health and well-being of our communities and our economy,” said Jennifer Olsen, DrPh, the Chief Executive Officer of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers. “In recognition of the incredible sacrifice, hard work, and compassion of millions of caregivers across America – and the many more who begin their caregiving journey each day – we say thank you. At RCI, we are fighting to change the conversation around caregiving, and we will take every opportunity we have – and engage every partner we possibly can – to make caregiving a public health priority.”
Across social media channels, RCI will share the stories of caregivers and say thank you to America’s 53 million unpaid family caregivers. Join the conversation by tagging @RCICaregiving on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn, and share your caregiver shout-outs on February 19 using the hashtag, #ThankACaregiver.