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 [...]

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 [...]

Caregiving with Your Siblings During the Holidays

Guest Blogger:  Francine Russo, speaker and author “THEY’RE YOUR PARENTS, TOO! How Siblings Can Survive Their Parents’ Aging Without Driving Each Other Crazy” [Illustration by Andrea Orvik]

 

Family Caregiver Alliance

“I’m really worried about the holidays,” Leslie told me. I’ve got everything under control with my Mom and Dad. Then my sisters and their families [...]

Caregiver Wisdom: Reaching the “End of the Road” with Peace & Dignity 


Family Caregiver Alliance

Deciding on the right kind of care for your situation

I get very upset when one kind of caregiving is seen as “better” than other kinds. I have seen person after person (including myself) agonize over a decision to place their loved one in a SNF (skilled nursing facility) with some others expressing pride [...]

The Unintended Consequence: Elderly Prisoners

Prisons across United States are facing an epidemic of Alzheimer’s disease across their elderly population.

Our earlier blog summarized Pam Belluck’s New York Times piece, “Life, With Dementia”. It has sparred greater interest, and we wanted to post another, more detailed blog on the topic.

A recent Human Rights Watch study, “Old Behind Bars: The Aging [...]

Ghost of VP’s “Caregiver Initiative” Forces President Obama into Action

Dear Readers: It’s April Fool’s Day- but wouldn’t it be wonderful if some of these were true?

US Supreme Court Justice Finds Hidden Section of the Affordable Care Act Creating ‘Caregiver Czar’
John Smith, a spokesperson for the United States Supreme Court, confirmed rumors today that Supreme Court Justice Kennedy found a previously unknown section of the [...]

Prison and Dementia: New Story and Video about A Hidden Population of Those with Dementia and Their Caregivers

By Kathy Kelly, MPA, Executive Director at Family Caregiver Alliance

As part of the Vanishing Mind series about Alzheimer’s in the New York Times, an article and video entitled, Life, With Dementia is a compelling account of a hidden population of prisoners with Alzheimer’s disease. The prison profiled in the video is in California where [...]

Day 13: The Best Decision I made as a Caregiver

November 13, 2011

By Lucy Lazarony

My mother Jean has been attending an adult day center run by Alzheimer’s Community Care in Boca Raton, Fla. since June 2006.

My mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in September 2005 and choosing to enroll her in a specialized adult day center is the best decision I have ever made as [...]

Baby Boomer Caregiver Use of Technologies and Social Media Increasing

Yesterday, January 10th, two studies were released that examined the role of technology and family caregiving. The studies, “Home Tweet Home: The Age Lesson Boomer Social Media Study” (Age Lessons) and “e-Connected Family Caregivers: Bringing Caregiving into the 21st Century” (UnitedHealthcare, National Alliance for Caregiving) looked at how caregivers look at social media [...]