(Photo inset by James Spellman, Jr., Travis AFB Public Affairs)
Family Caregiver Alliance
by guest blogger, Sarah Crawford (Director of Workplace Fairness, National Partnership for Women & Families)
Our nation’s service members make enormous sacrifices for our country – and so do their families. When a parent, spouse, child or sibling is deployed, family members often must [...]
By Guest Blogger Susanne Stadler, Co-Founder of At Home With Growing Old; Architect and Owner of Stadler Architecture.
At last week’s ‘Thought Leader Roundtable and Dinner’ Family Caregiver Alliance of San Francisco kicked off a discussion on the future of care giving by looking at the potential that private and public partnerships can provide. This comes [...]
By Christina Irving, MSW, Family Consultant at Family Caregiver Alliance
Last week, Carole’s 78-year-old mother was admitted to the hospital after a fall in her home led to a broken wrist. For days, Carole has been going back and forth to the hospital, ensuring that her mother was comfortable and recovering from her fracture and subsequent [...]
By Family Caregiver Alliance
Earlier this week, President Obama became the first president of the United States to endorse gay marriage. While the immediate effects of his endorsement aren’t clear, there is a possibility that this endorsement may carry over to changing policies that affect LGBT caregivers in long-term care programs like Medicaid. This post highlights unique [...]
By Family Caregiver Alliance
Last week Arlene missed two days of work when she felt uncomfortable leaving her elderly mother home alone. Recently diagnosed with dementia, her condition makes Arlene fear that she will wander off, or accidentally hurt herself or damage her home while trying to complete a task as seemingly simple as making lunch. [...]
Last month, staff from Family Caregiver Alliance traveled to Washington, DC for the 2012 Aging in America Conference. In addition to our Gilbert awards ceremony (read more about the award reception here), FCA staff also attended the Capitol Hill Advocacy Day, and presented a session entitled “Family Caregivers: Policy Perspectives, Media Musings. The Aging in [...]
As part of Family Caregiver Alliance’s report, “Family Caregiving 2011: Year in Review- A compilation of Research, Programs, Legislation, & Media Coverage” this brief highlights 45 data points based on research released in 2011 focused on family caregivers in the United States and Internationally. The citations for all 45 facts are listed at the bottom [...]
As you are probably aware, Governor Brown’s proposed budget for FY 2012-13 would completely eliminate funding for the 11 state-wide California Caregiver Resource Centers (CRCs).
Family Caregiver Alliance: Bay Area Caregiver Resource Center is one of the 11 CRCs. During the past month, staff from FCA have met with our elected officials and their staff members [...]