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AARP's Inside E Street: Sandwich Generation (Interview with FCA's Kathleen Kelly)

Uploaded on Oct 25, 2010

The Sandwich Generation is dealing with one of the most elaborate juggling acts—caring for an elderly parent, and parenting their own children while working a full time job.


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Caregiver Health

A Population at Risk

An estimated 44 million Americans age 18 and older provide unpaid assistance and support to older people and adults with disabilities who live in the community.1 The value of this unpaid labor force is estimated to be at least $306 billion annually,2 nearly double the combined costs of home health care ($43 billion) and nursing home care ($115 billion).3

2013 Awardees of the Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving

The 2013 winners, chosen at the close of last year, are described below. The organizations are expected to receive their awards from Family Caregiver Alliance and The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation this week at the American Society on Aging's Aging in American Conference held all this week,  March 11-15, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. 

New Fact Sheet Translations Released by Family Caregiver Alliance and Penn Asian Senior Services

SAN FRANCISCO - June 12, 2012 - In order to assist as broad and diverse a population as possible, Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) is pleased to announce the addition of newly translated fact sheets to its comprehensive library of educational materials for families and caregivers.

The fact sheets are translated into Korean and Vietnamese, in addition to updated versions in Chinese. Topics include Alzheimer's disease; understanding and caring for someone with dementia; and legal planning. Additional titles will be posted in the weeks to come.

Caregiving Legacy Award Winners Announced

Three extraordinary programs awarded $20,000 each in fifth year of national competition

SAN FRANCISCO - January 29, 2013 - Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) and The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation are pleased to announce the recipients of the Fifth Annual Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards.

The Awards program was established through a grant to FCA's National Center on Caregiving. A distinguished panel of reviewers determined the award-winners from a diverse group of applicants from across the country.

San Francisco is a GOOD place to be a caregiver!

Four innovative SF agencies offer support, referrals and advice for families and friends caring for those with debilitating health conditions

SAN FRANCISCO, April 15, 2013 – Families and caregivers in San Francisco have access to some of the most innovative programs in the country for help in caring for loved ones with chronic or disabling health conditions such as Alzheimer's, stroke and AIDS.

FCA Releases New Consumer-Friendly Publications on Critical Caregiving Issues

Informative Fact Sheets help families as they care for frail elders and individuals with chronic or debilitating illnesses

SAN FRANCISCO, April 25, 2013 – Family Caregiver Alliance's National Center on Caregiving has released new and updated Fact Sheets to help families make the complicated personal, legal and financial decisions that accompany caring for an adult with a debilitating health condition such as Alzheimer's disease, stroke or brain trauma.

Family Caregiver Alliance Presents 2013 Leadership Award to Dr. Susan Reinhard

FCA's 2nd Annual Thought Leader Roundtable and Award Dinner Panel (left to right): Moderator Jacquelyn Kung, MBA, PhD, COO and Co-Founder, ClearCare Online; Bob Kocher, MD, Partner, Venrock; Awardee Susan Reinhard, RN, PHD, FAAN, Senior Vice President, AARP Public Policy Institute; Kathleen Kelly, MPA, Executive Director, Family Caregiver Alliance

Caregivers Count Too! Section 4: Selected Annotated Bibliography for Caregiver Assessment

This annotated bibliography includes brief summaries of 48 publications (journal articles, book chapters, monographs) concerning the assessment of family and informal caregivers of older persons and adults with disabilities. The following references are provided for background information on the rationale for implementing caregiver assessment in care settings; the use of this approach to enhance practice; and the issues and challenges in assessing family care.


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