Are We At The Tipping Point on Policies for Family Caregivers?

by Kathy Kelly, FCA Executive Director

You may notice that there are many states now considering policy actions that effect family caregivers. This is a markedly different environment that reflects the increased desire for remaining in one’s community, coupled with changed incentives within the Affordable Care Act (ACA), that move towards outcomes that increasingly depend on [...]

The 2013 Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Legacy Awardees

From Left to Right: Anna Fitch and Banker White (WeOwnTV), Gary Glazner (New Mexico Literary Arts), Richard Ziman (Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation), Kathleen Kelly (Family Caregiver Alliance), Mark Cornett and Kathleen Herd (Alzheimer’s Community Care), and Liz Schwarte (Ad Lucem Consulting)

With support from The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) [...]

Reading the Trends Plus Persistence Equals Expanded Family Leave Law in California

Family Caregiver Alliance

Recognizing the diversity of relatives providing care to family members, Governor Brown signed SB770 that expanded the current family leave law to include other members of a family needing care—grandparents, grandchildren, siblings and in-laws.  With enactment, the state of California has the most expansive family leave law in the country.

This legislation mirrors the [...]

Family Caregivers Feature Prominently in the Report from the Commission on Long-Term Care Released Today

Family Caregiver Alliance

Today the Commission on Long-Term Care released the full report on their activities over the past six months.  Created by Congress and signed into law January 2013, the 15-member Commission had a very short time frame for gathering information and issuing a report.

The Report has four main areas for review: Service Delivery; Workforce; [...]

Drumming Up Local Dollars for Senior Services

Family Caregiver Alliance

In spite of budget cuts and gridlock in Washington, many states, counties and local communities are finding ways to raise revenue to support services for older and disabled adults. One example: In California’s Santa Clara County (the home of Silicon Valley), Measure A passed in November of last year, which raised the local [...]

Rhode Island Rocks!

Kathy Kelly, Executive Director – Family Caregiver Alliance

There were three exciting developments for family caregivers in Rhode Island this month:

First, Rhode Island became the third state in the country (joining California and New Jersey), to pass legislation on paid family leave.  The bill, now law, entitled Temporary Caregiver Insurance, ensures that workers can [...]

FCA Applauds the SCOTUS Ruling Regarding DOMA

Here the State’s decision to give this class of persons the right to marry conferred upon them a dignity and status of immense import.

— Justice Kennedy, on the granting of rights to married couples.

Family Caregiver Alliance  – Kathleen Kelly, Executive Director

Family Caregiver Alliance applauds the U.S. Supreme Court decision that ruled a key provision of [...]

The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Awards Ceremony and 5th Year Celebration

By Edrena Harrison, ACSW, Information Programs Specialist at Family Caregiver Alliance

From Left to Right: Kathleen Sullivan (Seniors Services, L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center), Martin H. Blank, Jr. (The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation), Kirsten Johnson, (“What is A Caregiver?” campaign, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation) and Anne Basting (TimeSlips, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

In June 2007, [...]

Celebrating International Women’s Day, 2013

by Andrea Orvik, FCA Communications Coordinator
Family Caregiver Alliance,
National Center on Caregiving


On International Women’s Day, FCA joins you in celebrating women—hundreds of thousands of women worldwide—who give care to a parent, a spouse, a partner, another family member or friend.  Thank you everyday.

Below are several special events that are honoring women in caregiving, in the US:

Woman [...]