Caregiving

posted 09.11.2017
Evidence-based support services can make a real difference in the daily lives of people with dementia and their family caregivers, but they are not widely available in communities. Read the new paper by AARP Public Policy Institute’s Lynn Friss Feinberg, immediate Past Board Chair of ASA, to learn… Read More
posted 04.17.2017
ASA Board member Jean Accius, who is Vice President, Long-Term Services and Support Group in the AARP Public Policy Institute, has authored a blog post about some of the unique challenges facing male caregivers.
posted 02.14.2017
Family caregiving can have a major impact on one’s current and future financial situation. Read the new blog from AARP Public Policy Institute’s Lynn Friss Feinberg, immediate past Board Chair of ASA, to learn how much families spend on the out-of-pocket costs of caregiving, and which families are… Read More
posted 02.14.2017
On December 1, 2016 the AARP Public Policy Institute held a Solutions Forum featuring a discussion of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's recent consensus report, Families Caring for an Aging America. Learn more about the report, the event, the issues, and the call to… Read More
posted 11.14.2016
ASA Board Member Jean Accius, who is vice president of livable communities and long-term services and supports for the AARP Public Policy Institute, offers observations about the impact on veterans of family caregiving on the AARP blog. Jean's comments link to a story concerning a Vietnam-era… Read More
posted 11.08.2016
To kick off National Family Caregivers Month, the AARP Public Policy Institute has issued the first major research report on family caregivers’ needs within the emerging field of managed long-term services and supports (LTSS). The authors find that while family caregiver supports are still uncommon… Read More
posted 11.18.2015
Respite is one of the most pressing needs of families and friends who take on a caregiving role. Read the AARP Public Policy Institute’s latest blog post by Lynn Friss Feinberg, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor at AARP's Public Policy Institute, and ASA Board Chair, on why we need a new research… Read More
posted 07.21.2015
The AARP Public Policy Institute has released a new blog post on the need to accelerate the pace of change for caregiving families.  Despite some recent policy advances at the federal and state levels, more needs to be done to adapt to the changing and more complex care needs of family caregivers.
posted 05.01.2014
It’s time to banish the word “informal” when referring to the complex care provided by family members and friends. Read why, in a new AARP Public Policy Institute blog by ASA Board Chair, Lynn Friss Feinberg, Family Caregiving: There’s Nothing Informal about It.
posted 03.28.2014
The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation seeks input from aging and disability stakeholders for a new Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Family Support. The Notice of Proposed Priority is posted in the Federal Register. The deadline to submit comments is April 23, 2014.