Editor’s note: Jane Gross recently asked on the New York Times ‘The New Old Age’ blog if family caregivers were “mad as hell?” Kathleen Kelly, the executive director of Family Caregiver Alliance addresses this question in her post below.
December 23, 2011
By Kathleen Kelly
Currently there is only one program for adults – hospice services – that [...]
December 20, 2011
By Sean Coffey, Policy Specialist, Family Caregiver Alliance
‘Twas the night before Christmas,
And all through the house, not a caregiver was stirring, not even a mouse.
The loved ones were all tucked in and asleep,
Without any grumblings-not even a peep!
The laundry was folded and clean,
Even the house had a warm Christmas sheen.
The 12 prescriptions [...]
At the recent AARP forum on caregiving, Jonathan Rauch suggested that we need a groundswell of support around caregiving in order to affect changes, not a “laundry list” of policy proposals to better support caregivers. While Rauch has a point, there’s also the old expression of “no askie, no gettie.” FCA will release its official [...]
December 6, 2011
By Kathleen Kelly, Executive Director, Family Caregiver Alliance
Editor’s Note: This post was originally featured on the Disability.gov Blog.
As the demographics shift to reflect an aging population, innovation abounds in the area of developing new assistive technologies to make life tasks easier for an individual with disabilities or for a family caregiver. [...]