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Keeping Away the Caregiver Blues (Aired on: 07/11/2006)

FCA's TeleCaregiving Workshop archives include an audio file and companion workbook of a previously recorded telephone workshop. Download and open the workbook prior to listening to the recording and use it to follow along as the presentation proceeds.

Keeping Away the Caregiver Blues
(Aired on: July 11, 2006)

Carol Smith, Ph.D., R.N., University of Kansas School of Nursing
Learn about the latest research on why those who care for others often feel sad, guilty and alone...and what we can do to change those feelings. 

Legislative Update

The 107th Congress adjourned November 21, 2002 and reconvened for the 108th Congress January 7, 2003. Before adjournment, Congress usually approves the annual appropriations bills that fund government-wide operations that include the National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP) and other health programs. For fiscal year 2003, however, Congress departed from this tradition and simply extended current year funding levels and deferred debate on the spending bills until February 2003.

Workplace Programs for Family Caregivers: Good Business and Good Practice (2003)

Examines the challenges confronting working caregivers, the ways in which employers have sought to address these issues, and models for effective workplace programs. Also looks at some promising developing partnerships between employers and service providers.

This publication is available as a downloadable PDF document. To view and print this file you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. It is available as a free download by clicking here.

Connections Newsletter

FCA's Connections newsletter focuses on issues and information important to family caregivers. The newsletter regularly covers tips, articles, and helpful advice that can assist families with the numerous daily care tasks that caregiving for loved ones presents―including the often overlooked “caring for yourself.” While much of the content can prove helpful to caregivers nationwide, the events included are local to the six-county region of FCA’s Bay Area Caregiver Resource Center.

Support FCA's Programs and Services

FCA programs are funded by corporate and foundation grants, The State of California, Area Agencies on Aging, program participants and donations from those who have benefited from our services. we welcome your financial gifts. Please consider making a donation right now to FCA and help us help another family like yours.

Making Hard Choices: Respecting Both Voices

Findings from a groundbreaking research study exploring choice and decision-making in everyday care for persons with cognitive impairment and their family caregivers. The study makes policy and practice recommendations to advance knowledge on consumer direction and dementia care.

Publication available in hardcopy only.

With Far Fewer Benefits I Could've Kept Him Home

Dave has Huntington's Disease, which doesn't require "skilled medical care." It does require over $600.00 monthly in medication, food via the feeding tube, and help to bathe or dress.

Online Resources for More Information

Online Resources for More Information

Family Caregiver Alliance
National Center on Caregiving

Offers comprehensive caregiving information and advice, fact sheets, reports and studies, discussion groups and newsletters for caregivers, practitioners, policymakers and researchers. In addition, a state-by-state resource guide offers a searchable database of publicly-funded caregiver support programs.
Phone: 800-445-8106

Caregivers Count Too! Section 1: Getting Started

What Is the Caregivers Count Tool Toolkit?

This toolkit is a step-by-step resource filled with practical information and resources. It’s designed for program administrators and practitioners* to:

A Physician's View of Caregiver Health - Archive

A legislative hearing before the Senate Subcommittee on Aging and Long-Term Care in Sacramento focused attention on strategies to support family caregivers in California. The session looked at future and current caregiver needs and the unique demographic trends that impact this important public health issue. Dr. Moira Fordyce was a key spokesperson. Below is her testimony.

Senator Alquist (now retired) and Members of the Subcommittee:


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