November 17, 2011
By Senate Special Committee on Aging, Majority Staff
Despite their large numbers, family caregivers remain at the margins of our health and aging services system. It is time to give a voice to the 44 million people who provide long-term care to frail elders and disabled Americans. As the Baby Boom Generation moves into [...]
November 16, 2011
By Carol Levine, Director of the Families and Health Care Project at the United Hospital Fund.
In a focus group, Maria, a young woman caring for her father, complained, “When you buy a pet, you get an instruction book that tells you how to feed it, water it, and clean it – everything [...]
What if Family Caregivers Went on Strike?
November 15, 2011
By Sean Coffey, Policy Specialist at Family Caregiver Alliance
During the past 15 years, researchers have analyzed a number of topics around the impact of being a family caregiver. There are plenty of data about the effect of caregiving on the caregiver’s health, including increased risks of depression, [...]
Editor’s Note: According to the Star Tribune, (thank you PHI National for posting this) a county judge has ruled that the 20% cuts for family caregivers can be enacted. “Lindman found that the Legislature offered the necessary “rational basis” for the pay cut when it decided that family members have “moral obligations … toward helping family members [...]