40th Anniversary!

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FCA is pleased to announce our 40th Anniversary!

Family Caregiver Alliance is recognized as the first organization in the U.S. to advocate for and support family and friend caregivers. With the start of National Family Caregiver’s Month and continuing through March 2018, we invite you to share in the celebration!

Come learn about FCA’s history, hear from caregivers, and see the new directions we are moving in* as we continue to strengthen advocacy for, and support the needs of, family caregivers. You can follow these stories on the FCA Blog on our homepage or directly here:

  1. A Legacy of Survival, part 1 of 3
  2. A Legacy of Survival, part 2 of 3
  3. A Legacy of Survival, part 3 of 3
  4. New Caregiver Stories!

 


* A few recent accomplishments:

Launched FCA CareJourney™—an online caregiver resource center—offering a robust resource to family caregivers anywhere, anytime. FCACareJourney™ creates a personalized client record using vetted assessment measures that include stress, depression, health, health care utilization, and social supports. The client record enables the tracking of service utilization and client changes over time.

Presented testimony for the Advisory Committee and staff charged with drafting the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s Families Caring for an Aging America report. This report sets the benchmarks for priorities in changing practice and policies for supporting family caregivers.

FCA is a founding member of the Home Alone Alliance along with AARP, United Hospital Fund and the UC Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. This year we were actively engaged in work to raise awareness and to change the way health care organizations and professionals interface with family caregivers, especially for those caregivers—approximately 46%—who say they perform medical/nursing tasks at home.

The trend rate of site visitors seeking trusted caregiver support, information and resources to our website, www.caregiver.org, continues on an upward trajectory surpassing 1.8 million visitors a year. Our social media pages have grown in the last year: Facebook by 22% and Twitter by 28%.