The National Caregivers month is celebrated in November to honor the important functions of the thousands of formal and informal caregivers who provide care in the basic needs for the elderly, convalescing persons and the disabled throughout Puerto Rico
There are two types of caregivers
- Informal caregiver – is a person who provides care to a relative or friend without pay in the home or hospital environment
- Formal Caregiver – receives payment for their services and receives training and education in providing care
Caregivers de Puerto Rico is a company that has been dedicated for the past thirteen years to providing care and assistance at home or in the hospital for people who can no longer care for themselves. Our services cover all of Puerto Rico, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We have also devoted efforts to educate the informal caregiver segment of the population on resources and aid available to them.
At the initiative of Caregivers de Puerto Rico the month of November is officially proclaimed Caregivers Month by the Department of State. Through this achievement we honor the important role of the thousands of formal and informal caregivers who provide basic care for the needs of seniors, convalescing persons and the disabled throughout Puerto Rico.
Our primary goal is to educate, support, thank and honor the caregivers. We emphasize to the caregivers to believe in themselves, take care of their health and to extend our helping hand. We are joined in this effort by government sectors, private enterprise, community organizations and every Puerto Rican family who in one way or another has become a caretaker for an aging, ailing or disabled person.
Among the activities that we have offered to the informal caregivers are:
- Educational talks about
- Managing emotions , Exercise, Mental health
- Canine therapy
- Music Therapy, Caring with Art
- Technology as a tool
- Health clinics that cover
- Renal Function
- Blood pressure
- Hearing test and balance
- Annual Symposium and participative event