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Spotlight on Millennial Caregivers with Nihal Satyadev

A special spotlight on millennial caregivers during National Family Caregivers Month. 

The subject of caregiving affects the lives of young people and millennials more than you may think. In fact, the Caregiving in the U.S. 2015 report, conducted by the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, found that 1 in 4 caregivers are Millennials.

Caregiving Up Close: Yasmin

The third in a series of three caregiver portraits
in honor of FCA’s 40th Anniversary


“… When I can muster enough energy, while listening to music from her era we sing, dance a little, and I frequently ask her questions that elicit memories of her past. It is elating to hear her recall them, often with a smile.”

Caregiving Up Close: Dette

The second in a series of three caregiver portraits
in honor of FCA’s 40th Anniversary


“I have been a care provider for over 24 years and when I look back at all I have accomplished when it came to giving hope to those who were sick/critically ill, those who’d felt helpless, my soul is full with gratitude!”

Caregiving Up Close: Selene

The first in a series of three caregiver portraits in honor of FCA’s 40th Anniversary


“A wise friend once told me, ‘your mom gave you the gift of life ... now this is your gift to her,’ and that always stayed with me.”

Sometimes, becoming a caregiver is a gradual process. Families or friends slowly take on more and more responsibility for a loved one and spend increasing amounts of time and energy providing care.

1977–2017: Caregiving Then and Now

“During the course of my husband’s illness, I found that I needed an awful lot of help. It was all so sudden, the problems so devastating, the legal affairs so overwhelming, that I needed help from every direction.”

—Suzanne Harris, FCA Co-Founder


 

When Sue Harris spoke those words more than four decades ago, she had been abruptly thrust into a caregiving role she never anticipated. And at that time, there was simply nowhere for her and her family to turn for help.

We Know You’re Tired, but It’s No Time to Take a Vacation

An upcoming vote in the Senate — possibly this week — on the Senate Tax Cuts and Jobs Act proposal will mean changes to the health and financial well-being of older adults and family caregivers. And not in a good way.

Some key points to consider for your own health and financial well-being as a caregiver and for those relatives or friends for whom you provide assistance:

New Caregiver Stories!

The Caregiver Stories section has been a steady feature on our website. In honor of National Family Caregivers Month and our 40th Anniversary celebration we have many new stories to share with you!

A Legacy of Survival: Part 3 of 3

Legal and funding breakthroughs

There’s an old saying that goes, “As California goes, so goes the rest of the nation.”  Known for its innovation in policy, the Golden State was a pioneer in the field of healthy aging.

A Legacy of Survival: Part 2 of 3

“For the family it becomes a matter of survival.”   — Sue Harris

 

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