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 [...]
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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 [...]
February 23, 2012
By Kathleen Kelly, MPA, Executive Director, Family Caregiver Alliance on behalf of the 11 Caregiver Resource Centers and 5.8 million family caregivers in California.
Good afternoon, Chairman Chesbro, members of the committee and distinguished panel members. Thank you for allowing me to speak about the California Caregiver Resource Center system that is now at [...]
November 24, 2011
By Edrena Harrison, ACSW, Information Programs Specialist, Family Caregiver Alliance
Have you ever wondered why before each plane takes off, a flight attendant prepares adult passengers, in part, by instructing them to put oxygen masks on themselves first and then on children in their care? One reason, of course, is if an adult passes [...]
November 22, 2011
By Greg Link, Aging Services Program Specialist, U.S. Administration on Aging
Are you concerned about the well being of a family member or loved one? Do you assist a friend or family member with tasks like bill paying, transportation, grocery shopping, house cleaning, or more complex hands-on care? Do you need help [...]
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 [...]
Editor’s note: The letter below, (written by FCA and the National Respite Coalition) was sent to the Co-Chairs of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (the Super Committee) on behalf of the 65.7 million caregivers in the U.S.
October 25, 2011
The Honorable Patty Murray
Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction
448 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510