New Caregiver Protections for Military Families Are a Step in the Right Direction

(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 [...]

Day 14: Participant Direction is Growing

November 14, 2011

By Elizabeth Maguire, MSW, Assistant Director, Marketing & Communications, National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services

Have you heard about the emerging model of home and community-based services for older adults and people with disabilities? This model is called participant direction (sometimes referred to as consumer direction or self direction) and it gives people enrolled [...]

Day 11: 2011 Marked Milestones in VA’s Recognition of Caregivers

November 11, 2011

By Deborah Amdur, LCSW, ACSW, Chief Consultant, Care Management and Social Work, Department of Veterans Affairs

In 2011, after nearly 150 years of honoring Veterans through benefits, health care and honorable burials, VA paid direct compensation to the Family Caregiver of a Veteran through the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Program of Comprehensive Assistance [...]