Each November, while we celebrate home health care professionals through National Home Care & Hospice Month and Home Care Aide Week, we also honor family caregivers and promote Alzheimer's Disease awareness. More than 65 million Americans provide care for a chronically ill, disabled, or aged family member of friend ( Caregiver Action Network ) ; 16.1 million of which provide care for people with Alzheimer's or other dementias ( Alzheimer's Association ) .

These family caregivers play a critical role in the health and quality of life of their loved ones. As home health care professionals, it's important that we support them as well. The HHQI University course Meeting the Needs of Caregivers and Care-Receivers discusses the needs and challenges experienced by family caregivers and offers strategies to support their efforts. Free con