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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 5, 2013 / Presidential Documents 66617 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9053 of October 31, 2013 National Family Caregivers Month, 2013 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Across our country, more than 60 million Americans take up the selfless and unheralded work of delivering care to seniors or people with disabilities or illnesses. The role they play in our healthcare system is one we must recognize and support. During National Family Caregivers Month, we thank these tireless heroes for the long, challenging work they perform behind closed doors and without fanfare every day, and we recommit to ensuring the well-being of their loved ones and of the caregivers themselves. Under the Affordable Care Act, patients and caregivers can benefit from a new Medicare pilot program that helps beneficiaries negotiate the transition from hospital to home. And through new Medicaid options, States can expand access to home and community-based services. With caregivers already balancing their own needs with those of their loved ones, and in many cases caring for both young children and aging parents, our Nation’s caregivers need and deserve our support. With this in mind, local agencies work to connect individuals with options including adult day care, respite care, training programs, and caregiver support groups—all shaped with the understanding that the generous women and men who take the health of their loved ones into their hands should not suffer from the toll caregiving can take. There is no one to whom America owes more than our ill and injured service members and veterans, and while many offer kindness and assistance, it is the caregivers who truly sustain our wounded warriors as they work toward rehabilitation or recovery. In 2010, I was proud to sign the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act, which provides the caregivers of our seriously injured post-9/11 veterans with training, counseling, supportive services, and living stipends. Under this law, injured veterans’ family caregivers also receive access to health care. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D6 Just as our loved ones celebrate with us in our moments of triumph, American families strengthen the fabric of our Nation by lifting each other up in the face of life’s greatest challenges. And as Americans put their loved ones before themselves, we must offer our appreciation and flexibility, in our healthcare system, our workplaces, and our communities. This month, as we reflect on the generosity, grace, and strength of family caregivers, we renew our commitment to matching their dedication to the health and wellness of families across our country. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 2013 as National Family Caregivers Month. I encourage all Americans to pay tribute to those who provide for the health and well-being of their family members, friends, and neighbors. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:07 Nov 04, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05NOD6.SGM 05NOD6 66618 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 5, 2013 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtyeighth. [FR Doc. 2013–26675 Filed 11–4–13; 11:15 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:07 Nov 04, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05NOD6.SGM 05NOD6 OB#1.EPS</GPH> tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D6 Billing code 3295–F4

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 214 (Tuesday, November 5, 2013)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-26675]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 5, 2013 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9053 of October 31, 2013

                
National Family Caregivers Month, 2013

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Across our country, more than 60 million Americans take 
                up the selfless and unheralded work of delivering care 
                to seniors or people with disabilities or illnesses. 
                The role they play in our healthcare system is one we 
                must recognize and support. During National Family 
                Caregivers Month, we thank these tireless heroes for 
                the long, challenging work they perform behind closed 
                doors and without fanfare every day, and we recommit to 
                ensuring the well-being of their loved ones and of the 
                caregivers themselves.

                Under the Affordable Care Act, patients and caregivers 
                can benefit from a new Medicare pilot program that 
                helps beneficiaries negotiate the transition from 
                hospital to home. And through new Medicaid options, 
                States can expand access to home and community-based 
                services. With caregivers already balancing their own 
                needs with those of their loved ones, and in many cases 
                caring for both young children and aging parents, our 
                Nation's caregivers need and deserve our support. With 
                this in mind, local agencies work to connect 
                individuals with options including adult day care, 
                respite care, training programs, and caregiver support 
                groups--all shaped with the understanding that the 
                generous women and men who take the health of their 
                loved ones into their hands should not suffer from the 
                toll caregiving can take.

                There is no one to whom America owes more than our ill 
                and injured service members and veterans, and while 
                many offer kindness and assistance, it is the 
                caregivers who truly sustain our wounded warriors as 
                they work toward rehabilitation or recovery. In 2010, I 
                was proud to sign the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus 
                Health Services Act, which provides the caregivers of 
                our seriously injured post-9/11 veterans with training, 
                counseling, supportive services, and living stipends. 
                Under this law, injured veterans' family caregivers 
                also receive access to health care.

                Just as our loved ones celebrate with us in our moments 
                of triumph, American families strengthen the fabric of 
                our Nation by lifting each other up in the face of 
                life's greatest challenges. And as Americans put their 
                loved ones before themselves, we must offer our 
                appreciation and flexibility, in our healthcare system, 
                our workplaces, and our communities. This month, as we 
                reflect on the generosity, grace, and strength of 
                family caregivers, we renew our commitment to matching 
                their dedication to the health and wellness of families 
                across our country.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim November 2013 as 
                National Family Caregivers Month. I encourage all 
                Americans to pay tribute to those who provide for the 
                health and well-being of their family members, friends, 
                and neighbors.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                thirty-first day of October, in the year of our Lord 
                two thousand thirteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
                eighth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2013-26675
Filed 11-4-13; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F4