Healthcare & Aging
On October 24, President Trump signed major legislation to curb the nation’s opioid crisis. The “Substance Use–Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act” or the “SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act” enhances addiction treatment and… Read More
From Research to Standard Practice: Advancing Proven Programs to Support Family Caregivers of Persons Living with Dementia
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
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
The video recording of the AARP Public Policy Institute’s webinar on family caregivers and managed long-term services and supports (MLTSS) is now archived. Please watch this recorded webinar on AARP's newly released report, Family Caregivers & Managed Long-Term Services and Supports.
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
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
The AARP Public Policy Institute has released a new blog post on adult day services (ADS) by ASA Board Chair, Lynn Friss Feinberg, who writes that that ADS provides supportive services for both the adult with functional limitations and their family caregiver. With more consumers rejecting nursing… Read More
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.
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.
The Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee of the U.S. Senate will be marking up the 2013 Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act on October 2. A new draft of the legislation can be downloaded here. Have an opinion about the legislation, or the impact of the OAA? We hope you’ll… Read More