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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Articles for Family Caregivers

Family Caregiver Alliance is committed to continuing to support caregivers through the evolving situation associated with the coronavirus. During this time of heightened awareness about public health and reducing risk of exposure for ourselves and those we care for, it’s very important to gather updated information from trusted sources.

Below are links to coronavirus-related resources and articles that will be of interest to caregivers and those in their care.

Alzheimer’s Caregiving Awards: 2019 Recipients


 


The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, Helen Daniels Bader Fund, a Bader Philanthropy, and Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA), in partnership, are pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Innovations in Alzheimer’s Caregiving Awards.


Scaling Services to Meet the New Demands of a Changing Family Caregiver Demographic

California is set to see a rapid increase in older adults over the next decade when 20 percent of the population will be over age 65. This population – and their family caregivers - will be more diverse than at any other time in the state’s history. The estimated 4.5 million unpaid family members are the largest long-term workforce caring for older and disabled adults. California needs to expand support to family caregivers so adults needing assistance can remain in the community and family caregivers can get the services they need to work, care and thrive.

Spotlight on Millennial Caregivers with Nihal Satyadev

A special spotlight on millennial caregivers during National Family Caregivers Month. 


The subject of caregiving affects the lives of young people and millennials more than you may think. In fact, the Caregiving in the U.S. 2015 report, conducted by the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, found that 1 in 4 caregivers are Millennials.


Caregiving Up Close: Yasmin

The third in a series of three caregiver portraits
in honor of FCA’s 40th Anniversary


“… When I can muster enough energy, while listening to music from her era we sing, dance a little, and I frequently ask her questions that elicit memories of her past. It is elating to hear her recall them, often with a smile.”

Caregiving Up Close: Dette

The second in a series of three caregiver portraits
in honor of FCA’s 40th Anniversary


“I have been a care provider for over 24 years and when I look back at all I have accomplished when it came to giving hope to those who were sick/critically ill, those who’d felt helpless, my soul is full with gratitude!”

Caregiving Up Close: Selene

The first in a series of three caregiver portraits in honor of FCA’s 40th Anniversary


“A wise friend once told me, ‘your mom gave you the gift of life ... now this is your gift to her,’ and that always stayed with me.”

Sometimes, becoming a caregiver is a gradual process. Families or friends slowly take on more and more responsibility for a loved one and spend increasing amounts of time and energy providing care.

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