National Alliance for Caregiving

National Alliance for Caregiving Learn more about us at www.caregiving.org. You can also follow our work on Twitter (@NA4Caregiving) or on LinkedIn (http://linkd.in/1cSB0jT).
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The National Alliance for Caregiving is a national, non-profit coalition focused on issues of family caregiving. We conduct research and policy analysis, develop national programs, increase public awareness of family caregiving issues, work to strengthen state and local caregiving coalitions, and represent the US caregiving community internationally.

Mission: Our mission is to improve quality of life for friend and family caregivers, and the people in their care, through advancing research, advocacy, and innovation.

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Healthy Bones Matter™ provides the crucial education necessary to take charge of your #bonehealth!Learn more and registe...
11/30/2020

Healthy Bones Matter™ provides the crucial education necessary to take charge of your #bonehealth!

Learn more and register for an event: https://bit.ly/3kEM4st

The centerpiece of this year’s Home for the Holidays campaign will be a consumer brochure, Staying Connected and Healthy...
11/30/2020

The centerpiece of this year’s Home for the Holidays campaign will be a consumer brochure, Staying Connected and Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Resources for Older Adults and Caregivers, which will highlight the importance of social connection.

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NAC and the Adira Foundation are seeking caregiver input during a town hall on December 1st! If you're a caregiver, don'...
11/30/2020

NAC and the Adira Foundation are seeking caregiver input during a town hall on December 1st! If you're a caregiver, don't miss the opportunity to provide input on our new framework to be used to develop an upcoming resource site for caregivers!

Register: https://conta.cc/36ctuE5

TeriLynne and her sister, Zuzette, are one of the 1% of #FamilyCaregivers who identify as Native American. Because carin...
11/30/2020

TeriLynne and her sister, Zuzette, are one of the 1% of #FamilyCaregivers who identify as Native American. Because caring for family members is a valued part of Native American culture, many Native Americans do not identify as caregivers.

TeriLynne and Zuzette are from the Gila River Indian Community and have cared for their aging parents together, as well as their own children, two of which have chronic conditions. While TeriLynne lives further away, Zuzette lives closer to their parents, which often leaves Zuzette feeling overwhelmed and TeriLynne feeling guilty. #RAISEcaregiving #NFCMonth

Learn more: https://bit.ly/2IT04lt

Apply for the 2021-2022 Health and #Aging Policy Fellowship! Deadline to apply is April 15, 2021.Learn more: https://bit...
11/27/2020

Apply for the 2021-2022 Health and #Aging Policy Fellowship! Deadline to apply is April 15, 2021.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/3lCa9kZ

Meet the founder who raised $5 million to help #caregivers provide quality healthcare to older adults: https://bit.ly/39...
11/27/2020
Meet The Founder Who Raised $5 Million To Help Caregivers Provide Quality Healthcare To Elderly

Meet the founder who raised $5 million to help #caregivers provide quality healthcare to older adults: https://bit.ly/3984CiZ

From: Forbes

This millennial founder wanted to efficiently tackle the needs of the elderly population. Bianca Padilla created Carewell to cater to caretakers and aging Americans with resources and products to ensure proper care for anything as minor as a common wound to more serious illnesses.

NAC and the Adira Foundation are seeking caregiver input during a town hall on December 1st! If you're a caregiver, don'...
11/27/2020

NAC and the Adira Foundation are seeking caregiver input during a town hall on December 1st! If you're a caregiver, don't miss the opportunity to provide input on our new framework to be used to develop an upcoming resource site for caregivers!

Register: https://conta.cc/3nWu3YC

ATTENTION CAREGIVERS! Register today to provide your perspective during a listening session on caregiving during the pan...
11/26/2020

ATTENTION CAREGIVERS! Register today to provide your perspective during a listening session on caregiving during the pandemic.

https://bit.ly/3q0Z8fC

We hope that you and your families have a safe and happy Thanksgiving. Take some time to care for yourselves during this...
11/26/2020

We hope that you and your families have a safe and happy Thanksgiving. Take some time to care for yourselves during this unusual holiday season. For resources on #caregiving during the holidays, you can check out this Alzheimer's Association guide to caregiving around the holidays during COVID-19: https://bit.ly/3m6oZk7

We'd also like to take this time to thank caregivers around the world for all that they do. We hope you join us in honoring this population in November and all year round.

If you're a #caregiver, don't miss the opportunity to share your perspective during listening session on caregiving duri...
11/25/2020

If you're a #caregiver, don't miss the opportunity to share your perspective during listening session on caregiving during the #pandemic.

https://bit.ly/2HwbT0n

"The John A. Hartford Foundation and WebMD have partnered on a new web page of #AgeFriendly care consumer resources, 'Ov...
11/25/2020
WebMD and JAHF Partnership: Age-Friendly Care Consumer Resources

"The John A. Hartford Foundation and WebMD have partnered on a new web page of #AgeFriendly care consumer resources, 'Over 70: Take Control of Your Health.'"

From: The John A. Hartford Foundation

https://bit.ly/2IRqhRg

The John A. Hartford Foundation and WebMD have partnered on a new web page of age-friendly care consumer resources, "Over 70: Take Control of Your Health."

NAC and the Adira Foundation are seeking caregiver input during a town hall on December 1st! If you're a caregiver, don'...
11/24/2020

NAC and the Adira Foundation are seeking caregiver input during a town hall on December 1st! If you're a caregiver, don't miss the opportunity to provide input on our new framework to be used to develop an upcoming resource site for caregivers!

Register: https://conta.cc/361KP2v

At the 2020 Longevity Innovation Summit, you can position your company as a leader in the #longevity market, make connec...
11/24/2020
What's Next Longevity Innovation Summit | December 3-4, 2020

At the 2020 Longevity Innovation Summit, you can position your company as a leader in the #longevity market, make connections with leaders in this space, and gain a unique perspective on how five generations are impacted by an #aging population.

Register: https://bit.ly/3nJCAy9

Position your company as a leader in the longevity market, make connections with leaders in this space, and gain a unique perspective on how five generations are impacted by a growing older population:

On #VeteransDay, we spotlighted Jim, one of 4% of #FamilyCaregivers who rely on military benefits as the primary source ...
11/24/2020

On #VeteransDay, we spotlighted Jim, one of 4% of #FamilyCaregivers who rely on military benefits as the primary source of insurance. The VA’s Program of Comprehensive Assistance to Family Caregivers (PCAFC) offers support for caregivers who qualify based on criteria related to the veteran’s injury.

Did you know other resources and supports such as #FinancialPlanning are available under VA’s Program of General Caregiver Support Services for caregivers who don’t necessarily qualify under PCAFC? #VeteranCaregiving #NFCMonth #RAISECaregiving

Medicare open enrollment is now through December 7th! Have you done your yearly Medicare plan review?Learn more at https...
11/23/2020

Medicare open enrollment is now through December 7th! Have you done your yearly Medicare plan review?

Learn more at https://bit.ly/333XjEU

A new report from the @NASHPhealth @ACLgov & @johnahartford examines the strategies states currently use & presents 4 in...
11/23/2020

A new report from the @NASHPhealth @ACLgov & @johnahartford examines the strategies states currently use & presents 4 interrelated actions the federal gov't could take to foster spread of innovative strategies that some states have developed.

See more: https://bit.ly/392fCyb

Please join the National Alliance for Caregiving & Embracing Carers for the #WorldCarers Conversation from 12/13/2020 - ...
11/23/2020

Please join the National Alliance for Caregiving & Embracing Carers for the #WorldCarers Conversation from 12/13/2020 - 12/17/2020. Learn from leading experts in caregiving from around the world as we collectively face the fallout from the global pandemic. #wcc2020

REGISTER: https://bit.ly/3fiRWXg

"Biden's care plan, which will provide child and elder care support infrastructure is timely and critical. By investing ...
11/23/2020
What a Biden-Harris administration could mean for the caregiving crisis

"Biden's care plan, which will provide child and elder care support infrastructure is timely and critical. By investing in #homecare workers and childcare centers, working families will have the support they need to stay in the workforce."

https://bit.ly/334or6P

From: Employee Benefit News

President-Elect Joe Biden unveiled a plan earlier this year that would provide relief and support to caregiving Americans.

Allen is one of 42% of male #FamilyCaregivers. Male caregivers are less likely to self-identify as caregivers, and think...
11/23/2020

Allen is one of 42% of male #FamilyCaregivers. Male caregivers are less likely to self-identify as caregivers, and think of themselves instead as fulfilling the role of a “a good husband, son, grandson, or friend.” As such, they often don’t seek community support and are more likely to hide stress.

Allen is also a cancer caregiver, who, he pointed out, are often overlooked due to the fact that cancer itself can be fairly well covered under health insurance. He reflected that #CancerCaregivers would still benefit from policies that promote #respite services, tax breaks, and financial incentives for employers to better accommodate caregivers. #RAISEcaregiving #NFCMonth

Learn more: https://bit.ly/3kQl7lC

Debbi is one of 14% of caregivers who identify as African American. According to recent research from The Gerontologist,...
11/20/2020

Debbi is one of 14% of caregivers who identify as African American. According to recent research from The Gerontologist, relative to white caregivers, Black #FamilyCaregivers more often provide in excess of 40 hrs of care/week, and are more often caring for an individual living below the federal poverty line. Debbi reflected on the unique challenges she faced as an African American #caregiver, such as the prejudice and harassment directed at her and her son from doctors and neighbors.

Because of the many challenges she faced as an African American caregiver for her son with an intellectual or developmental disability #IDD, Debbi became an advocate for herself and her son, as many caregivers are forced to do. #RAISEcaregiving Learn more: https://bit.ly/393qIDg

#HowRightNow is a new initiative to help address people’s feelings of grief, loss, and worry and support them in buildin...
11/19/2020
How Right Now

#HowRightNow is a new initiative to help address people’s feelings of grief, loss, and worry and support them in building resiliency throughout the #pandemic and beyond. For resources, inspiration, or to learn more, visit HowRightNow. https://bit.ly/3oUkESR

How Right Now is an initiative to address people’s feelings of grief, loss, and worry during COVID-19. Support for the How Right Now initiative is provided by the CDC Foundation.

Healthy Bones Matter™ provides the crucial education necessary to take charge of your #bonehealth!Learn more and registe...
11/18/2020

Healthy Bones Matter™ provides the crucial education necessary to take charge of your #bonehealth!

Learn more and register for an event: https://bit.ly/2IHJW6c

The EveryLife Foundation & the Community Congress COVID-19 Response Working Group is conducting a survey to better under...
11/17/2020
Online Research with Surveys and Polls | SurveyMonkey

The EveryLife Foundation & the Community Congress COVID-19 Response Working Group is conducting a survey to better understand the #raredisease community’s perceptions and information needs about a #vaccine for COVID-19 once one is approved.

Participate: https://bit.ly/3eo8Tzk

Conduct and analyze online research projects on your own with a survey or poll from SurveyMonkey. Check out our templates and types and get started for FREE.

Apply for the 2021-2022 Health and #Aging Policy Fellowship! Deadline to apply is April 15, 2021.Learn more: https://bit...
11/16/2020

Apply for the 2021-2022 Health and #Aging Policy Fellowship! Deadline to apply is April 15, 2021.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/32dB9j6

The American Society on Aging has launched their new publications site, Generations. ASA's publications are a premier re...
11/16/2020

The American Society on Aging has launched their new publications site, Generations. ASA's publications are a premier resource for thousands of professionals in the field of aging.

Go to their new website here: https://bit.ly/37jOsBV

Healthy Bones Matter™ provides the crucial education necessary to take charge of your #bonehealth!Learn more and registe...
11/16/2020

Healthy Bones Matter™ provides the crucial education necessary to take charge of your #bonehealth!

Learn more and register for an event: https://bit.ly/3eoB2q1

"The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $500,875 to the Children's National Research Institute (CNRI), the ...
11/16/2020
CNRI receives NIH grant for palliative care study | Children's National

"The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $500,875 to the Children's National Research Institute (CNRI), the academic arm of Children’s National Hospital, to support a new study examining the #palliativecare needs of children living with rare genetic diseases."

From: Innovation District

https://bit.ly/2Jta19f

NIH grant will support the first study that examines palliative care needs in pediatric rare disease community.

Age of Central Texas is hosting a webinar on 11/16 for #FamilyCaregivers as we enter into the holiday season during a #p...
11/13/2020

Age of Central Texas is hosting a webinar on 11/16 for #FamilyCaregivers as we enter into the holiday season during a #pandemic. Register for "Caregiving and the Holidays: Stress Reducing Tips & Tools".

https://bit.ly/34Vh42Q

A new study from the Journal of Gerontological Nursing illustrates the inadequate support family #caregivers receive to ...
11/13/2020

A new study from the Journal of Gerontological Nursing illustrates the inadequate support family #caregivers receive to perform medical/nursing tasks.

The research used data from #Caregiving in the U.S. 2015 from NAC & AARP.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/3cl3kjS

Join Age of Central Texas on Nov. 13th for "Avoiding #CaregivingBurnoutDuring COVID-19". #NFCMonth #CaregivingInCrisisRe...
11/12/2020
Avoiding Caregiving Burnout During COVID-19

Join Age of Central Texas on Nov. 13th for "Avoiding #CaregivingBurnout
During COVID-19". #NFCMonth #CaregivingInCrisis

Register: https://bit.ly/388Kug0

Free educational seminar offering caregiving strategies and how to adapt to the "new normal" during the COVID-19 pandemic.

11/12/2020
Wear a Mask

The Alliance for Aging Research wants to remind you about the importance of wearing a mask. According to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, if 95% of Americans wore a mask when they go out in public, we could save 40,000 lives by November 1st, 2020.

https://bit.ly/3lt7ZDI

The national drive to get the COVID-19 crisis under control is largely dependent on everyone wearing masks. Masks protect those who are most vulnerable and s...

Apply for The Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Awards,  promoting innovation in the field of #Alzheimers di...
11/11/2020

Apply for The Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Awards, promoting innovation in the field of #Alzheimers disease #caregiving by recognizing and rewarding organizations that lead the way in addressing the needs of Alzheimer’s #FamilyCaregivers.

Deadline: 11/16

https://bit.ly/3kWJ2AQ

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Hollis Turnham is a nationally known advocate for elderly Americans. While holding the John Heinz Senate Fellowship in Aging, she worked on the successful reauthorization of the Older Americans Act and staffed Senator James M. Jeffords' (R-VT) membership on the Senate Special Committee on Aging. Ms. Turnham served as Michigan's Long-Term Care Ombudsman with Citizens for Better Care for almost 16 years earning commendations for a quality program for AARP and the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services. During her tenure as the state LTC Ombudsman, Ms. Turnham was also a member of the Institute of Medicine's Committee that evaluated the LTC Ombudsman program nationally for the federal Administration on Aging. As an attorney, Ms. Turnham has also chaired the Elder Law and Advocacy section of the State Bar of Michigan and served on numerous state councils and task forces examining the legal rights of elders. Dated but worth a full read. See full article below. Some states began this process quickly while others have not yet taken action responding to the Olmstead decision. A handful of states is challenging the decision.11 A first step for state Ombudsmen would be to determine what action - if any - has begun within the state. Contacts with the state’s Medicaid agency and the disability community will probably be the most fruitful along with visits to the websites noted in this paper. Disability advocates suggest that the process begin with a letter from consumers to the state’s Medicaid director asking that planning begin following the DHHS guidance.12 Such a letter from the aging and disability communities jointly would be a powerful beginning to reform. Under its federal Older Americans Act responsibilities to represent the interests of residents before governmental agencies and to analyze, comment on, and monitor the development of implementation of federal and state laws and governmental policies affecting the health, safety, welfare and rights of residents13, the LTCOP could facilitate such an effort with leaders of the 9 Instructions on how to file an Olmstead complaint with OCR can be found at the www.protectionandadvocacy.com website under Olmstead v. L.C., Resources for Advocates. 10It is estimated that as many as 30 states are doing Olmstead planning. Attempts are being made to solidify a list of states in the planning process and contact names within each state. For now, check the noted disability websites for updated state based information. https://ltcombudsman.org/.../Olmstead-Decision-Paper...
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Hi all! With so many gyms and senior centers closed due to the pandemic, we recognize that many are seeking new ways to stay active and get community wellness programming. Our team at Bold (www.agebold.com) provides affordable, smart at-home fall prevention and balance programs to adults over 65. Bold’s expert-led exercise classes are accessible on any computer, tablet or smartphone, and we help members assess and track their risk of falling with CDC recommended assessments. If you're interested in learning more or sharing with family, then check out our site! Also, we have a vibrant Facebook Group where you can continue the discussion of healthy aging (and fitness): https://www.facebook.com/groups/agebold. Stay safe and be BOLD, Charlotte
Just want to let anyone who is caregiving a loved one with Multiple Sclerosis, and looking for a nonjudgemental peer support group, know that Th Other Side of MS would love to have you join. It's a caregiver only group, allowing members the freedom to speak their minds regarding any issue they face.
A warm hello! I’m gathering some research for Mind Over Chatter Guided Meditation, my guided mindfulness meditation business. I work with people leaders and administrators whose employees are at high risk for compassion fatigue. They’re genuinely concerned for their employees’ mental wellbeing and are looking for cost-effective ways to prevent physical and emotional exhaustion and a lessened ability to empathize. I’m looking for people who match this description to answer a few survey questions for me. If this sounds like you or someone you know, would you kindly complete and/or share my survey? I want to make sure that the package I’m creating is on track with where this type of people leader is at. If they prefer, their answers can be totally confidential. Here is the link to the survey: https://forms.gle/MRTWeLzNFG92KyuX6 With thanks and warm wishes, Tanya Ross Certified Mindfulness Meditation Facilitator Mind Over Chatter Guided Meditation 647-505-0387
Hi National Alliance for Caregiving. Hope you can join our FB Group (you can join as your FB Page). And we hope you can help us spread the word! My family and I found a way to reach seniors and elderly folks that are in isolation due to COVID-19. We created a private FB group, as we were moved to do something to bring joy to seniors virtually. Our Private Facebook Group called Hello Senior!, which is: - A place for people to connect and collaborate on ways in which we can help our seniors who are very much in isolation due to COVID-19. - A way for children and adults alike to virtually say, "Hello Senior!" through fun posts and videos that they create in categories such as: All About Pets, Read-to-a-Senior, Show + Tell, Craft Time, Music, Dance, How-To, Jokes, In the Kitchen, The Great Outdoors, Well-Wishes, Prayers, At-home Exercises for Seniors. What We Need: People who feel called to support our senior population currently in isolation. Children and adults alike can create fun videos and posts to lift their spirits. Seniors and/or Senior Home Facilities that are feeling the isolation and want to connect via this Private FB Group. Link to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hellosenior2020/
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I find it incredibly tone deaf for the Governor of a "grey state" to shut down schools & provide unemployment to parents of children, but not address the primary vulnerable group of elderly (and the caregivers who may expose their senior to the virus). With zero children infected by COVID-19 in NH, it is clear that the State is focused on protecting the wrong group of citizens.
Bonjour, éducateur spécialisé, je me permets de vous partager le coup de cœur « et de main » suivant : [Aidant.e] [ Quand la dépression est là! La place de l'aidant naturel] [Un témoignage fort et courageux à lire] "Un jour, tout bascule, le fil fragile de l’existence se rompt et le couple heureux fait face à l’irruption de la dépression. Lui devient le soutien, l’étai de son épouse malade. Pris entre les difficultés du quotidien et la taraudante question – la maladie a-t-elle une fin, même temporaire ? – il leur faut tous deux lutter et se relever. Le travail de résilience, pour dépasser la souffrance psychique et l’épuisement, peut alors faire son œuvre. La lecture de ce récit éclaire à elle seule la situation de l’aidant.e, mais aussi de l’aidé.e. Douloureux et en mots justes, il opère cette nécessaire transmission." Avec « Quand la dépression est là ! » Bruno Maquet donne sa voix à celles et ceux qui sont présents pour celui qui tombe et ne se relève pas. Il témoigne avec force et courage que l'aidant c’est celui que, d’ordinaire, on ne voit pas. Un ouvrage aussi nécessaire que remarquable.
In 1997 I Nathans Aid in jr High. It was a match made in heaven as his mom said. We exercised, learned, and raised hell where ever we went. In 1999 I also became his PCA at home where he had a loving family. We bonded as friends and today I am still his PCA 22 years later. I have been a caregiver for the past 60 years and have written a book where you can see Nate's full story and more. The picture of us was taken in 2004. He is now 33 and I am 71. I can't imagine life without you bud.
Essential Puree: The A to Z Guidebook is my emergency response manual to a diagnosis of dysphagia (swallowing disorder). My mom got the condition as the result of dementia. I was encouraged by her physician, who knew I was a writer. I created a guidebook for setting up and running a puree kitchen, so that the loved one does not have to go on a feeding tube. I have had a number of readers who thanked me, because they were often not given the option. My book contains 67 family recipes for classic American comfort food. I have since created a library of books, including the Seasons of Puree, a healthy cooking method for each season of the year, using seasonal ingredients. The Fall book contains the Holiday Meal and also Game Day. This means an end to patient boredom and an end to caregiver burnout, because I teach batch cooking, so a healthy meal is always on hand and the caregiver is not chained to the kitchen. These and Free Downloads are available at essentialpuree.com