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FCA Recognizes National Family Caregivers Month

November is National Family Caregivers Month



Family Caregiver Alliance recognizes National Family Caregivers Month with a wealth of new and updated educational materials, webinars and videos. Special features will be highlighted each week throughout the month of November. Many are in multiple languages and all materials are available online at no charge.

Statement on the Passage of the RAISE Family Caregivers Act

As family caregiver advocates for 40 years, Family Caregiver Alliance recognizes the passage of the federal Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act as critical to the creation of a strategy to acknowledge and aid unpaid family caregivers on a national level.

We wish to thank Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS) and Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL) for their bi-partisan efforts to pass the RAISE Act.

Family Caregiver Alliance launches an online service for family caregivers of adults with serious health conditions

For the first time, family caregivers can get support and information tailored for their situation—free, secure, and accessible 24/7

SAN FRANCISCO—September 12, 2017—Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) announces the launch of FCA CareJourney™, a dynamic online service, mobile-ready that delivers specialized information directly to family caregivers. Based on FCA’s 40 years of service and research experience and insights from families, CareJourney™ responds to the complicated needs of caregiving.

Caring For A Loved One? Care For Yourself, Too

The following ASK EMILY column by Emily Bazar was originally published on May 26, 2017, on California Healthline and is republished here with permission.

Two Recent Retreats for Caregivers

On Saturday, May 13, 38 local caregivers participated in a free FCA Take Time for YOU! Caregiver Educational and Respite Retreat at the historic Richmond Country Club. This retreat was offered thanks to a generous grant provided by Contra Costa County. During the retreat, caregivers learned about self-care and had the chance to enjoy activities that included journaling, yarn making, and flowerpot decorating with FCA Family Consultant Amanda Hartrey, LMFT.

Three Outstanding Programs in Alzheimer’s Caregiving Honored at AiA17 Conference

Family Caregiver Alliance Executive Director Kathleen Kelly and The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Co-Director and COO Martin H. Blank, Jr., were honored to present the 2016 Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards last week at a reception at the Aging in America (AiA17) conference in Chicago.

Caring is such an important part of life

It’s simply part of being human

Every day, caregivers hold families together, enable loved ones to get the most out of life—and save the economy billions of dollars.

FCA Executive Director Kathleen Kelly recognized as a 2016 Influencer in Aging

October 26, 2016 — Family Caregiver Alliance Executive Director Kathleen Kelly, MPA, has been named a Next Avenue 2016 Influencer in Aging for guiding policy on caregiving.