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Retirement Revolution: The New Reality

Family Caregiver Alliance is featured in the new PBS program, "Retirement Revolution: The New Reality" that premiered September 15, 2009 (check your local listings for an airdate in your community). Paula Zahn hosts this program which examines how millions of Americans have had to change their retirement plans in the wake of the 2008 financial meltdown. Retirement Revolution looks at the stories of everyday people who have found ways not only to survive but thrive in this new reality.

Gilbert Awards: FAQs

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. 

Caregiver : Working Successfully with Home Care Services

You are the caregiver who has finally conceded that “outside” help is needed and you’ve taken the plunge. You’ve done your homework (or not) and hired home care workers. You’ve already sorted out whether to use an agency or to hire private contractors. You may have made your decisions with reams of information or with little information at all. Paid caregivers are now in place to help care for your loved one.

Practical Skills Training for Family Caregivers

An overview of the day-to-day, hands-on strategies and skills caregivers need to maintain a frail older or chronically ill individual at home.

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(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.)


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 in the San Francisco Bay Area. 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 nation-wide, the events included are local to the 6-county region of FCA's Bay Area Caregiver Resource Center.

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.

Guia del cuidador para entender la conducta de los pacientes con demencia (Caregiver’s Guide to Understanding Dementia Behaviors)

El cuidado de un ser querido que padezca de demencia plantea muchas dificultades a las familias y a los cuidadores. Los pacientes con demencia provocada por la enfermedad de Alzheimer u otros trastornos similares presentan un deterioro cerebral progresivo que les hace cada vez más difícil acordarse de las cosas, pensar con claridad, comunicarse con los demás o atender a su propia persona. Además, la demencia puede provocar variaciones súbitas del estado de ánimo e incluso cambiar la personalidad y la conducta del paciente.

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
Website: caregiver.org


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