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November is National Caregivers Month

November is National Caregivers Month

November 2, 2020

*The below information was provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Working and Caregiving Around the Clock

Most of us will identify with the role of caregiver at some point. Whether it is caring for a child, an ill loved one, or an aging family member, the reality of caregiving is often demanding and all-consuming. It gets even more complicated for those who are also employed. Despite the challenges, many have found caregiving meaningful.

You are not alone, and you deserve support. 

Access useful information on a variety of topics that are important to caregivers here:

Watch this video to learn more about caregiver support at MSK:

Did you know?

  • 90+ million Americans act as caregivers. 
  • 43.5 million adults in the United States have provided unpaid care to an adult or child in the prior 12 months. 
  • 1 in 5 employees are balancing a career and caregiving. 



REMINDER: The NYCDCC Welfare Fund partners with Memorial Sloan Kettering to offer a benefit called MSK Direct, a program that offers resources to make an informed decision about cancer care. If you or a loved one has a suspicion or diagnosis of cancer and would like to explore treatment options at MSK, call the NYCDCC Welfare Fund’s dedicated phone number: (833) 786-3368.