Primary Caregivers

Hospital Discharge Planning: A Guide for Families and Caregivers

A trip to the hospital can be an intimidating event for patients and their families. As a caregiver, you are focused completely on your family member's medical treatment, and so is the hospital staff. You might not be giving much thought to what happens when your relative leaves the hospital.

Digital Technology for the Family Caregiver

Thanks to advances in medicine and public health, people are living longer than ever before. This means more and more family caregivers are responsible for managing the diverse needs of a loved one with chronic illness or frailty. How can family caregivers attempt to balance this added responsibility along with their own personal needs, work, parenting and other demands in their lives?

Special Concerns of LGBT Caregivers

Introduction

As Americans live longer, greater attention is being paid to the concerns facing aging adults and caregivers. While many issues are the same for all older adults and those who care for them, some unique considerations arise for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people dealing with aging.

 

AARP's Inside E Street: Sandwich Generation (Interview with FCA's Kathleen Kelly)

Uploaded on Oct 25, 2010 insideestreet.org

The Sandwich Generation is dealing with one of the most elaborate juggling acts—caring for an elderly parent, and parenting their own children while working a full time job.

 

Residential Care Search Tool Disclaimer

The Residential Care Search feature powered by Caring.com is made available to you on an 'as is', 'with all faults', and 'as available' basis. FCA may not monitor, control, or vet content that you may find on Caring.com or other websites you may encounter while using the feature (collectively, "other websites"). As a result, your use of the feature is at your own discretion and risk. FCA makes no claims or promises about the quality, accuracy, or reliability of other websites, their safety or security, or their content.

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

Overview

We know that some memory loss is associated with getting older. We forget someone's name, where we put the keys, the date. But if memory loss is becoming troublesome, and you notice that it's happening more and more, you may have what's known as Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).

This fact sheet provides information about MCI, practical tips for coping with its effects, and suggestions for how family members or friends can help.

Caregiver Health

A Population at Risk

An estimated 44 million Americans age 18 and older provide unpaid assistance and support to older people and adults with disabilities who live in the community.1 The value of this unpaid labor force is estimated to be at least $306 billion annually,2 nearly double the combined costs of home health care ($43 billion) and nursing home care ($115 billion).3

New Fact Sheet Translations Released by Family Caregiver Alliance and Penn Asian Senior Services

SAN FRANCISCO - June 12, 2012 - In order to assist as broad and diverse a population as possible, Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) is pleased to announce the addition of newly translated fact sheets to its comprehensive library of educational materials for families and caregivers.

The fact sheets are translated into Korean and Vietnamese, in addition to updated versions in Chinese. Topics include Alzheimer's disease; understanding and caring for someone with dementia; and legal planning. Additional titles will be posted in the weeks to come.

Caregiving Legacy Award Winners Announced

Three extraordinary programs awarded $20,000 each in fifth year of national competition

SAN FRANCISCO - January 29, 2013 - Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) and The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation are pleased to announce the recipients of the Fifth Annual Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards.

The Awards program was established through a grant to FCA's National Center on Caregiving. A distinguished panel of reviewers determined the award-winners from a diverse group of applicants from across the country.

San Francisco is a GOOD place to be a caregiver!

Four innovative SF agencies offer support, referrals and advice for families and friends caring for those with debilitating health conditions

SAN FRANCISCO, April 15, 2013 – Families and caregivers in San Francisco have access to some of the most innovative programs in the country for help in caring for loved ones with chronic or disabling health conditions such as Alzheimer's, stroke and AIDS.

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