Tag: family caregivers

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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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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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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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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Long-Term Care Is Back in Policy Debates!

By Joanne Lynn and Elizabeth Blair For about the last decade, federal policymakers have shunned serious consideration of long-term care, apparently feeling either that it is a black hole of need or that dealing with it gets too close to acknowledging rationing and death panels. People who tried to encourage a focus on long-term care,

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Five Short Lines Position PACE for Broad Expansion

By Anne Montgomery A tremendously positive legislative achievement occurred on November 5, 2015, when the PACE Innovation Act (P.L. 114-85) was signed into law. Although it has received little notice, what this five-line statute does is provide the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) with the authority to loosen the rigidity of the best,

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Sixth White House Conference on Aging: Now It’s Time to Do More. A Lot More.

By Anne Montgomery Around the country, people at more than 600 “watch parties” gathered to tune into a livestream of the White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) [http://www.whitehouseconferenceonaging.gov] on Monday, July 13, 2015. Hosted by the White House in the East Wing and the Eisenhower Executive Office Building with an invited audience of about 200

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Stop Taking Caregivers for Granted!

By Elizabeth Blair, Victoria Walker and Anne Montgomery Standing behind a podium in a Capitol Hill meeting room at the March 3 launch of a new congressional caucus aimed at increasing policy attention to family caregivers, Marianita Gorman of New Mexico took a deep breath and looked at the audience of healthy, able-bodied staffers and

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