NU Online News Service, Nov. 9, 2004, 6:12 p.m. EST

November will be National Family Caregivers Month.[@@]

President Bush designated November as such in Proclamation 7842.

“Every day, family caregivers across our Nation are caring for loved ones who are aging, chronically ill, or disabled,” Bush says in the proclamation. “Through their selfless actions, they bring comfort to those in need, enrich their own lives, and reflect the true spirit of America.”

The Bush administration hopes to support family caregivers with a 2005 budget that includes tax relief for Americans who need long term care and individuals who care for these family members in their homes, Bush says in the proclamation.

“We will also continue to work with employers, faith-based and community organizations, universities and national aging organizations to bring critical services such as individual counseling, educational activities, respite care and family leave policies to more Americans,” Bush says.

The full text of the proclamation is on the Web at http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/06jun20041800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2004/04-25167.htm