FCA Releases New Consumer-Friendly Publications on Critical Caregiving Issues

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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.

The Fact Sheets offer clear, unbiased information on long-term caregiving--a complex subject that touches nearly everyone and impacts public policy at all levels. FCA publications are used by social workers, healthcare organizations, service providers, researchers, academics, reporters, and legislative staffs, along with tens of thousands of caregivers each year. These new and updated publications join a comprehensive library of more than 65 FCA Fact Sheets on a wide range of topics relating to family caregiving.

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All Fact Sheets are available FREE on the FCA website at www.caregiver.org. Many are in multiple languages.

Family Caregiver Alliance and its National Center on Caregiving offer local and national programs to support and sustain the important work of families and friends caring for loved ones with chronic, disabling health conditions. A wealth of caregiving advice, resource listings, newsletters, Fact Sheets, research reports, policy updates, discussion groups, and the Family Care Navigator are available free on the website. Visit http://www.caregiver.org or call (800) 445-8106 for more information.

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Contact: Leah Eskenazi, (415) 434-3388 ext. 330 or by email.

Thursday, April 25, 2013