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Connected Caregivers

By Andrea Orvik, E-Communications Specialist, Family Caregiver Alliance

The Future of Caregiving

By Kathy Kelly, Executive Director, and Ping Hao, Board President, Family Caregiver Alliance Government, nonprofit, media, and business leaders from the Bay Area gathered earlier this week at FCA’s first annual Thought Leader Roundtable and Award Dinner.  The theme of the event, held at the University Club, was “The Future of Caregiving: Private/Public Partnerships.”  The event was the kick-off a series of thought leader roundtables from across sectors to be held regionally t

Reverse Mortgages: The Good and the Bad

By Family Caregiver Alliance Kathy, age 59, hates to see her mother Betty struggle with financial constraints. Since Betty’s husband passed away five years ago, her household income has been cut in half.   Kathy sees her mother struggling to pay for utilities, medication, food and other household expenses on her reduced income. While Kathy helps as much as she can, she has her own family and career to manage.

The 30-Minute Strategy

“What makes the biggest difference to your health? What has the biggest return on investment?” These questions are posed by Dr. Mike Evans in a popular YouTube video he created, “23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health?” that over 2.4 million people have already watched. In an engaging narrative, Dr.

Making Ends Meet When Money Is Tight

According to an AARP Public Policy Institute online publication that details the growing contributions and costs of family caregiving, family caregivers provide an estimated $450 billion worth of unpaid care annually to elderly, disabled, or ill loved ones (Valuing the Invaluable: 2011 Update).

Caregiving with Siblings - Part 2: Four Tips to Gain the Support of Siblings

In Caregiving with Siblings - Part 1 of this two-part series on adult siblings jointly providing care to aging parents, we followed the story of Christine, age 56, who was overwhelmed as the primary caregiver for her aging mother. Her brother resides out-of-town and her sister is neglecting her share of the caregiving load.