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  • PBS: Caring for Mom and Dad – MediCaring.org
    local communities to raise the bar to meet the challenges of family caregivers Caring for Mom and Dad will air throughout the month of May and it will be narrated by Academy Award winner Meryl Streep Check your local listings for exact dates and times External Links http www cincinnati com story news 2015 05 01 local voices power pbs documentary elder care 26713085 http www pbs org wgbh caringformomanddad watch Tweet Pin It Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong Name required E mail required URI Stop Taking Caregivers for Granted Introducing the Family Caregiver Platform Project MediCaring is a service of the Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness at Altarum Institute Follow Us To receive our email newsletter send a request to email protected Tweets by medicaring Care Transitions News Ringling Bros circus elephants set for final act Sunday USA TODAY April 29 2016 PMH announces Annette Schnabel as president CEO Bureau County Republican April 29 2016 College baseball Weekend Preview April 29 May 1 NCAA com April 29 2016 AbbVie Doubles Down on M A Bloomberg April 29 2016 Aspen Valley Hospital reaps awards for patient experience Aspen Times April 29 2016 Optimizing care transitions the role of the community pharmacist Dove Medical Press April 26 2016 3 lessons to improve patient care transitions FierceHealthcare April 21 2016 Dave Alfano Launches Caring Transitions of Central Connecticut PR Web press release April 19 2016 Older adults with dementia face increased mortality risk due to care transitions Bel Marra Health April 14 2016 Central Wyoming Caring Transitions Owners Recognized for Pioneer Spirit PR Web press release April 4 2016

    Original URL path: http://medicaring.org/2015/05/06/caring-for-mom-and-dad/?pfstyle=wp (2016-04-30)
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  • Stop Taking Caregivers for Granted! – MediCaring.org
    is just the beginning Sen Kelly Ayotte So let s get moving Right now more than 65 million family caregivers in the United States who daily demonstrate their commitment to their spouses children parents grandparents and friends who are ill and disabled are caught in a web of poorly coordinated health and social services 2 They need solutions that go well beyond recognition of their efforts Caregiving requires time money and timely access to information and in home assistance Our current health and social services systems offer very little support in any of these categories As Joanne Jenkins of AARP said at the ACT caucus launch now is the time to find solutions to make life better for those in need To start caregivers need policy at the federal state and local levels to address workplace flexibility and the financial insecurity that results when they forego their own needs in the face of a fragmented care system that offers them no reliable support There are some helpful solutions that can be considered For example the Family and Medical Leave Act 1993 which ensures that unpaid leave can be taken in times of health crises for workers and their families could be slightly broadened to include all family members who provide care Several states have developed paid family and medical leave programs finding minimal adverse effect on employers 3 Care systems in some other countries have decided that it is easiest to pay family caregivers Many have established reliable respite programs Why not the United States Our health care system which is gradually moving from paper to electronic records does not even record the name of a patient s caregiver much less provide tangible help when it is most needed It is good news that Congress has established the ACT caucus But it will take time to enact new programs or come to agreement on expanding existing programs Meanwhile here are some ways to raise the importance and salience of family caregiving at the local and state levels Attend candidate forums and ask a question or two about caregiver support Tell your story or a story of a caregiver whom you know and suggest how the community can do more to support these efforts Insert some language about family caregiving into the agendas and reports of volunteer groups to which you belong as well as professional organizations Write responses and comments to blogs and articles about health care and social services programs Put forward some ideas for solutions Right now this country relies heavily on family caregivers to maintain the long term care and health care systems but offers little to nothing in return not even the assurance that they will have the basic information they need to ensure that their loved one is not in pain and discomfort There is no national or regional one stop shop of information and resources that can be queried for immediate help counseling and training and turned to by families in need of basic

    Original URL path: http://medicaring.org/2015/03/24/caregivers/?pfstyle=wp (2016-04-30)
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  • Support the Caregiver Corps Act of 2014! – MediCaring.org
    volunteer experience at the community level in a way that serves a collective good is central to forging a future that we can all live with happily and comfortably Finding ways to engage and support people of all generations who have the skills resources and motivation to help is in everyone s self interest The challenge before us is how we can accomplish this goal and the Caregiver Corps Act of 2014 is an important part of the answer As soon as the bill is introduced or the Senator s office posts the summary or the bill we will put a link here Make a note to check back in a few days Sen Casey announced the bill at a Senate Special Committee field hearing in Pittsburgh on June 30 2014 Titled Sandwich Generation Squeeze Confronting the Middle Class Struggle to Raise Kids Care for Aging Parents and Scrape Together Enough for Retirement in Today s Economy the hearing was held from 1 to 3 p m in the Allegheny County Courthouse Want to learn more Sen Casey press release on the Caregiver Corps concept http www casey senate gov newsroom releases casey hearing examines challenges that regions sandwich generation faces caring for older parents raising children and preparing for retirement U S Senator Robert P Casey D PA http www casey senate gov Keywords Caregiver Corps Senator Casey Caregiver Corps Act of 2014 caregivers volunteers family caregiving Tweet Pin It 5 Responses to Support the Caregiver Corps Act of 2014 Joe Angelelli says July 1 2014 at 4 55 am Historic Thank you Senator Casey for your leadership on this critical issue Reply Cheryl E Woodson MD FACP AGSF says July 20 2014 at 11 57 am This piece of legislation is a good start to relieving the load for family caregivers but we also need an aggressive attack on the financial burdens The value of unpaid caregivers work exceeds the combined spending of Medicare and Medicaid for eldercare in many care settings but not only are these warriors unpaid their personal finances also suffer The average caregiver pays for medications transportation hired caregivers and other resources out of pocket without even a tax deduction They lose time from work and suffer what eldercare professionals call presenteeism their bodies are at their work stations but their minds are at home with Mom I have not seen the data on the impact on performance evaluations promotions and lifetime income but I do know many caregivers retire early Since 60 of caregivers are women who earn less than men and spend less time in the workforce their senior years are at risk of poverty because of paltry pensions I thought we passed legislation in the 1990s allowing states to use Medicaid funds to care for eligible clients at home at a considerably lower cost than nursing homes What happened to that idea My mother s functional status did not require nursing home care but the effect of dementia on her memory

    Original URL path: http://medicaring.org/2014/06/30/casey-caregiver-corps-act/?pfstyle=wp (2016-04-30)
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  • JAMA Focus on Helping Family Caregivers – MediCaring.org
    federal and state policy and budgets can be reformed She responds to issues raised in a featured article about a dire situation an 84 year old family caregiver attempted suicide to escape the burdens of caregiving for her 88 year old husband Caregivers can be invisible patients whose health and emotional needs must be assessed and addressed As tens of millions of Americans reach old age these problems will become even more widespread Lynn suggests that we must act now if we are to change the course for ourselves and those we love Her MediCaring model presents one possibility for doing so her JAMA viewpoint can be downloaded here See more details here Tweet Pin It Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong Name required E mail required URI 40 Years and Counting What s Next for Advance Care Planning Senate Works to Advance Care Plans Listen to Senator Mark Warner s Take MediCaring is a service of the Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness at Altarum Institute Follow Us To receive our email newsletter send a request to email protected Tweets by medicaring Care Transitions News Ringling Bros circus elephants set for final act Sunday USA TODAY April 29 2016 PMH announces Annette Schnabel as president CEO Bureau County Republican April 29 2016 College baseball Weekend Preview April 29 May 1 NCAA com April 29 2016 AbbVie Doubles Down on M A Bloomberg April 29 2016 Aspen Valley Hospital reaps awards for patient experience Aspen Times April 29 2016 Optimizing care transitions the role of the community pharmacist Dove Medical Press April 26 2016 3 lessons to improve patient

    Original URL path: http://medicaring.org/2014/03/13/jama-focus-on-helping-family-caregivers/?pfstyle=wp (2016-04-30)
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  • Ovations for Heroes: More than a Hand to Help Family Caregivers – MediCaring.org
    or life threatening diseases Such caregivers are at work every day of the week often leaving day jobs to stay home and do whatever is needed for a loved one In doing so caregivers risk much their financial security is often compromised their health is threatened their emotions are a shambles Their spirits may be strong and their willingness to help may be rewarding But the work is hard and the work is invisible If 2014 is going to be a year in which Americans make things happen to make life better for vulnerable people let s be sure to include family caregivers in what we do Here are some great ideas courtesy of the Family Caregiver Alliance Let s consider policies that support paid time off from work for family caregivers and parents or better systems to care for people who live with chronic conditions A grateful nation s health system would not work without family caregivers the challenge is to make programs that work for them key words Cory Remsburg family caregivers State of the Union Tweet Pin It Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong Name required E mail required URI National Family Caregiver Month Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness Work to Make Life Better JAMA Focus on Helping Family Caregivers MediCaring is a service of the Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness at Altarum Institute Follow Us To receive our email newsletter send a request to email protected Tweets by medicaring Care Transitions News Ringling Bros circus elephants set for final act Sunday USA TODAY April 29 2016 PMH announces Annette Schnabel as president

    Original URL path: http://medicaring.org/2014/01/29/ovations-for-heroes-more-than-a-hand-to-help-family-caregivers/ (2016-04-30)
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  • #SOTU – MediCaring.org
    Remsburg do everything they can to ensure that another person is able to live often with and despite grievous injuries long term disability or life threatening diseases Such caregivers are at work every day of the week often leaving day jobs to stay home and do whatever is needed for a loved one In doing so caregivers risk much their financial security is often compromised their health is threatened their emotions are a shambles Their spirits may be strong and their willingness to help may be rewarding But the work is hard and the work is invisible If 2014 is going to be a year in which Americans make things happen to make life better for vulnerable people let s be sure to include family caregivers in what we do Here are some great ideas courtesy of the Family Caregiver Alliance Let s consider policies that support paid time off from work for family caregivers and parents or better systems to care for people who live with chronic conditions A grateful nation s health system would not work without family caregivers the challenge is to make programs that work for them key words Cory Remsburg family caregivers State of the Union MediCaring is a service of the Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness at Altarum Institute Follow Us To receive our email newsletter send a request to email protected Tweets by medicaring Care Transitions News Ringling Bros circus elephants set for final act Sunday USA TODAY April 29 2016 PMH announces Annette Schnabel as president CEO Bureau County Republican April 29 2016 College baseball Weekend Preview April 29 May 1 NCAA com April 29 2016 AbbVie Doubles Down on M A Bloomberg April 29 2016 Aspen Valley Hospital reaps awards for patient experience Aspen Times April 29 2016 Optimizing

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  • National Family Caregiver Month: Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness Work to Make Life Better – MediCaring.org
    in advanced old age Anchoring the effort in the communities where people live will make them more effective and will allow savings from more efficient medical care to be used to support social services a plan that CECAI Director Dr Joanne Lynn calls MediCaring ACOs We are also exploring opportunities to make our vision of a Caregiver Corps a reality At some point such a Corps would help local organizations to recruit and train volunteers young and old whose time and talent would be matched to the needs of community based organizations serving older adults Communities would be able to tap their own resources to help their own and along the way meet pressing social needs that address the eldercare workforce shortage the limited pool of family caregivers the continued effect of unemployment on Millenials the desire for older adults to engage in meaningful service and the opportunity to build intergenerational understanding and respect In building to that vision CECAI is now working to create an online forum where the scores of groups now working with volunteers in communities can begin to share information and resources set themselves some standards work together on policy issues and launch the kind of community of practice that can support significant change and energy We are also working with other nonprofit organizations to build enthusiasm for a 2015 White House Conference on Aging and Long Term Care a decennial event first convened by the Kennedy Administration Absent a charge from the Administration or Congress to launch the efforts needed to build such a conference several organizations are exploring ways to create grassroots enthusiasm These groups aim to convene a series of regional meetings in person and online where participants can address a series of policy issues which would then become the agenda for the Conference Family caregiving would of course be an essential part of those dialogues If we miss the opportunity in 2015 to have a full rich inclusive dialogue about how to care for our aging society we will have missed an opportunity for real change and solutions There is so much to do and so little time to get it done While these efforts are underway Dr Joanne Lynn and her team continue to work with communities around the country aiming to find ways to build community based solutions and coalitions to meet the needs of the very old The theme of National Family Caregiver Month is Now more than ever Indeed it might also be If not now when Each and every one of us who is lucky enough to grow old faces this future and it is our turn to shape it Or we will endure the frustrations and suffering that the current arrangements engender key words caregivers National Family Caregiver Month Joanne Lynn Altarum Institute Tweet Pin It Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em

    Original URL path: http://medicaring.org/2013/11/12/national-family-caregiver-month-center-for-elder-care-and-advanced-illness-work-to-make-life-better/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Headed South: Upcoming Caregiver Summit at Rosalynn Carter Institute – MediCaring.org
    recent Caregiver Action Network event in Washington DC where she was honored for her work to improve the lives of family caregivers for injured veterans Inspired by her own experience caring for her husband former U S Senator Bob Dole Mrs Dole launched The Elizabeth Dole Foundation Caring for Military Families Now that we are in the midst of the longest war in American history efforts to support wounded veterans and their loved ones are as essential as ever Having survived once lethal wounds these families face decades of coping and thanks to groups like Mrs Dole s have an opportunity to thrive The agenda features opportunities to learn more about the issues caregivers face as well as a chance to earn various continuing education credits Registration is open If you attend think about sharing what you learn with Medicaring org We would be happy to tell your story key words family caregivers Rosalynn Carter Institute wounded warriors Elizabeth Dole Foundation Caregiver Action Network Tweet Pin It Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong Name required E mail required URI Burnt out Fatigued Join us for caregiver chat 10 11 3 ET National Family Caregiver Month Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness Work to Make Life Better MediCaring is a service of the Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness at Altarum Institute Follow Us To receive our email newsletter send a request to email protected Tweets by medicaring Care Transitions News Ringling Bros circus elephants set for final act Sunday USA TODAY April 29 2016 PMH announces Annette Schnabel as president CEO Bureau County Republican April 29 2016 College

    Original URL path: http://medicaring.org/2013/10/15/headed-south-upcoming-caregiver-summit-at-rosalynn-carter-institute/ (2016-04-30)
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