FCA Blog

Long-term Care Insurance: Seemingly Essential Yet Increasingly Unaffordable

When considering how to pay for your own or a loved one's long-term care needs, long-term care insurance (LTCI) is often recommended as a way to help cover the costs. Assisted living care alone can cost a staggering 20K to 70K or more a year depending on what level of care is needed.

The Biggest Gift You Can Give Your Family?

“Imagine you’re in a hospital and you can’t speak ... soon you won’t be able to swallow or breathe. Who will speak for you?”

The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Caregiving Awards Ceremony

By Edrena Harrison, ACSW, Information Programs Specialist at the National Center on Caregiving at Family Caregiver Alliance With support from The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) recognized the recipients of the 2011 Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards during the 2012 Aging in America Conference in Washington DC, during March 2012.  A reception was held to honor the four programs that were selected in 20

How to Use Social Media to Bolster Emotional Well-Being

We previously summarized research by Age Lessons, United Healthcare, and the National Alliance for Caregiving. These reports, called “Home Tweet Home” and “e-Connected Family Caregivers” reported on the increased use of social media by Baby Boomers. Today we want to highlight ways that social media can help to bolster emotional well-being. Family caregivers and seniors alike often find themselves feeling isolated.

2011 Best Of Awards in Family Caregiving

For the second year in a row, Family Caregiver Alliance announces our "Best of" awards focused on research, personal accounts, and media coverage of family caregivers during the past year.  The "Best of" awards are drawn from our "Family Caregiving 2011: Year in Review" report that is a compilation of the key developments during the past yea

Ghost of VP’s “Caregiver Initiative” Forces President Obama into Action

Dear Readers: It’s April Fool’s Day- but wouldn’t it be wonderful if some of these were true?

45 Facts on Family Caregivers from Research in 2011

As part of Family Caregiver Alliance’s report, “Family Caregiving 2011: Year in Review- A compilation of Research, Programs, Legislation, & Media Coverage” this brief highlights 45 data points based on research released in 2011 focused on family caregivers in the United States and Internationally.

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