National Caregivers Day

National Caregivers Day on the third Friday in February honors the health care professionals across the country providing long-term and hospice care.

Around the nation dedicated health care professionals serve those who require long-term or hospice care. They provide vital services, reassuring patients and families who care about them.

Caregivers deliver a variety of duties from personal care to medical services with compassion and professionalism.  Their days may be long and demanding, but they provide support to those who need it most.

The celebration recognizes caregivers providing quality, compassionate care every day.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalCaregiversDay

Take time to thank a caregiver for their dedication and care of our loved ones.  There are several ways to show your appreciation:

  • Give them a card of thanks.
  • Let them know with a kind word of encouragement.
  • Tell their supervisor how much you appreciate the services.
  • Employers can provide a special appreciation luncheon.

Use #NationalCaregiversDay to post on social media.


Providers Association for Home Health & Hospice Agencies (PAHHHA) founded National Caregivers Day in 2015 to dedicate a day to caregivers everywhere. The first observance occurred in 2016. For more information please visit

In 2016, the Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the day to be observed on the third Friday in February annually.

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