Category: caregivers

Community Care Corps: Neighborliness Renewed and Expanded

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By Sarah Slocum, Altarum Program to Improve Eldercare We live in a country of neighborhoods. Our geographic neighborhoods often bond around a common ethnicity, a religion, similar economic status, or a group of occupations or employers. In large cities, perhaps it’s a school district. Across urban, suburban and rural areas, these factors that identify neighborhoods

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Improving Home and Community-Based Services Infrastructure

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by Anne Montgomery What it would take to harness the energies of states to take big leaps forward in key areas – housing supports, transportation supports, workforce supports, family caregiver supports, and employment supports for individuals with disabilities? The answer is, policy that motivates Members of Congress to organize funding and a framework to help

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Workable Financing of Eldercare: The Window is Closing

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By Joanne Lynn Within just a dozen years, the U.S. will have nearly double the current number of frail and disabled elderly people needing daily supportive services. Look around! What is being done to prepare for this expectable increase? Already most cities have long waiting lists for home-delivered meals, and no city in the U.S.

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Advocacy and the global demographic “age wave”—what is being done to help family caregivers?

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By Anne Montgomery Originally published in AgingToday Volume xxxix: Number 6; November–December 2018 and is reposted here with permission. In America and worldwide, the “age wave” has gathered in force—no more so than in Japan, where 27 percent of the population is already older than age 65, a number that will rise to 40 percent

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What We Know to Do Won’t Be Done and Wouldn’t be Enough! (But We Could Make Eldercare Work!)

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by Joanne Lynn Our aging society is a mountain to be moved – a large collective challenge we have to tackle together. Problem is, right now we’re using shovels when bulldozers would hardly do the job. The mountain is reforming how eldercare is delivered and funded. We’ve allowed so many forces to converge over the

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Caregiving in Politics and Policy: A Data Chartbook

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The America CARES Forum was held on November 14, 2016, a week after the national election. Sponsored by Altarum with Caring Across Generations, the forum featured national polling data from Lake Research Partners and The Tarrance Group. The polling showed strong support for major policy advances for both family caregivers and direct care workers, as

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Family Caregivers Rising: A Bipartisan Constituency

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By Anne Montgomery In the midst of Congress’ highly divisive and bitterly partisan debate over the future of Medicaid and a possible rollback of the Affordable Care Act, there are oases of thoughtful, bipartisan legislative progress. These proposals focus on a quietly powerful constituency: family caregivers. Another area of rational reform is Medicare policy, where

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CARE Documentary

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The Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness is proud to support CARE, a 65-minute documentary about the increasing importance of caregiving in our aging society; the passionate caregivers who often earn poverty wages; and the families who struggle to afford the care they desperately need. We hope you will join the CARE team in

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Health Care as Essential Infrastructure

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By Anne Montgomery In the aftermath of Congress’ rejection of the “American Health Care Act” (H.R. 1628), it has become clear that the largest health care program in the country—Medicaid—is poorly understood and dramatically undervalued. The House of Representative’s budget-driven proposal to remove one out of every four dollars from this bedrock federal-state partnership program

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Measuring Performance of a Community’s Elder Care System

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By Joanne Lynn Most of us now reading this will get the extraordinary privilege of being able to live into old age. For nearly all of human history, few people lived to be old, and even fewer lived long with serious disabilities. Now, most of us will have a substantial period of increasing disability at

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