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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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Finding the Center of Gravity for a Growing Movement

By Anne Montgomery and Josie Kalipeni, Caring Across Generations On November 14, 2016, six days after the election, Altarum Institute’s Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness and Caring Across Generations (CAG) hosted a national forum: America CARES. As participants, we talked broadly about what voters signaled they wanted; what implications the election may have

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America CARES: An Emerging Consensus-Based Approach to Moving a Family-Focused Caregiving Agenda Forward

By CECAI and Caring Across Generations Staff Caring for others has become the defining issue of our time, and grows increasingly salient in political campaigns with each passing day. This emerged as the defining theme of a November 14th forum, “America CARES,” which was headlined by Altarum Institute’s Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness

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Joining the Voices of Family Caregivers and Care Workers in a Shared Agenda

By Elizabeth Blair & Anne Montgomery In September, the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) released a much-anticipated report, Families Caring for an Aging America. The NASEM report very successfully provides a comprehensive review of the evidence on caregiving for older adults and calls for action by the government. Now, we need to

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MediCaring Communities: Getting What We Want and Need in Frail Old Age at an Affordable Cost

MediCaring Communities: Getting What We Want and Need in Frail Old Age at an Affordable Cost Published June, 2016 194 pages, 6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm) ISBN-10: 1481266918 List Price $9.95 at Amazon.com Americans want a long life and most of us will get to live into our 80’s and beyond, but we

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Family Caregiver Platform Project: What’s Urgent Now?

The pace of activity in the 2016 election cycle is picking up dramatically. We are in the midst of a populist moment, in which citizens around the country are making their views heard loudly and clearly. For the tens of millions of Americans who have, are, or will be family caregivers, this spring offers an

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