November--National Family Caregivers Month

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    National Family Caregivers Month November 2009

    NFC Month is organized annually by the National Family Caregivers Association as a time each year to thank, support, educate and empower family caregivers. "This year we are encouraging people to speak up during National Family Caregivers Month,"said Suzanne Mintz, NFCA president and CEO. "One of the most important attributes of being an advocate for your loved one is the willingness and the ability to speak up and keep your eye on the ultimate goal, protecting not only the health and safety of your loved ones, but your own as well."

    Safe & Sound: How to Prevent Medication Mishaps
    Thursday, November 12, 2009
    2:00 - 3:00 PM Eastern Time

    You can participate for free by telephone or on-line.

    You will find answers to these and other questions:

    * When are medication problems most likely to occur?
    * What can I do to minimize risks associated with medications?
    * What are the questions I should ask doctors and pharmacists?

    Please check out more NFC Month information below:

    NFC Month Sponsors
    NFC Month Endorsing Organizations
    Ways to Celebrate NFC Month
    Order NFC Month Kits and Products
    Read about National Family Caregivers Month 2008: NFC Month 2008 Report

    NOTE: The Joint Commission offers an award winning patient safety program entitled SpeakUp. This program educates patients about how to be active participants in their care. NFCA's theme and graphics for National Family Caregivers Month parallels The Joint Commission's program and encourages family caregivers to speak up for their rights in multiple ways. To find out more about The Joint Commission's patient safety SpeakUp program visit: