Benefits.gov (formerly GovBenefits.gov) was launched in an effort to provide citizens with easy, online access to government benefit and assistance programs. Eight years after its initial launch, GovBenefits.gov underwent a major redesign and became Benefits.gov. However, the program's mission remains the same: reduce the expense and difficulty of interacting with the government while increasing citizen access to government benefit information.
The 2015 Aging in America Conference is the place to connect with colleagues and leaders from around the nation, learn from world-changing leaders in the field of aging, and grow your skills, knowledge and impact in order to bring better services and products to the aging population. More info: http://www.asaging.org/aia12
Are you caring for a Service Member/Veteran? Easter Seals Dixon Center, the Elizabeth Dole Foundation and our partners invite you to join us for this free webinar for Military Caregivers—the next session in a series of hour-long educational webinars offering practical support.
On October 19th, CBS Sunday Morning aired a program entitled, Aging in America: Stuck in the Middle about families who are not poor enough to qualify for subsidized home care or adult day care nor rich enough to purchase those services privately. FCA client Kathy Warren, who cares for her father, is featured on the program.
Website provides a directory of Veterans Service Organization in the US. In addition, find questions and answers to some of the most frequently asked questions to FCA from individuals providing care and support to a military Veteran here: https://www.caregiver.org/faq-caregiving-veteran If you would prefer to talk to someone about your Veteran support options, we recommend that you start by calling the toll-free National Caregiver Support Line: 1-855-260-3274.
Two and half years ago my then-boyfriend was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrigs disease). We were determined to deal with this horrible disease . . . and keep him home. I had no idea how hard this job would be!