MissionFamily Caregiver Alliance is a public voice for caregivers, illuminating the daily challenges they face, offering them the assistance they so desperately need and deserve, and championing their cause through education, services, research and advocacy. Who We Are Founded in 1977, Family Caregiver Alliance was the first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home. Long recognized as a pioneer in health services, the alliance offers programs at national, state and local levels to support and sustain caregivers.National, State and Local Programs Uniting research, policy and practice, the alliance established the National Center on Caregiving to advance the development of high-quality, cost effective programs and policies for caregivers in every state in the country. The National Center on Caregiving sponsors the Family Care Navigator to help caregivers locate support services in their communities. Family Caregiver Alliance also oversees Link2Care, an Internet support and information system for clients of California’s system of Caregiver Resource Centers and operates the Bay Area Caregiver Resource Center in the six-county San Francisco Bay Area. In that capacity, the alliance’s staff social workers work closely with families caring for ill or elderly loved ones. Our services, education programs and publications are developed with their expressed needs in mind, to offer real support, essential information, and tools to manage the complex and demanding tasks of caregiving.
These new tools, resources and apps make it easier at home and away
Work & Purpose
Tips for managing competing demands and where to go for help
Health & Well-Being
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Open and honest discussion with your parent and other family members is an essential first step
This life-changing process can take years to complete
Find ways to become better prepared when your life's focus changes
Reluctance in getting help is a major barrier for caregivers
Each brother and sister finds out what's best to help the family
Caring for parents can lead to tension between brothers and sisters
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Money & Security
A report from The Aspen Institute 2016 Economic Security Summit
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