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Caregiving

In the United States, 43 million adult family caregivers care for someone older than age 50, and 14.9 million care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. The last updated value of that caregiving was $450 billion per year, and it only stands to grow. These caregivers need our help, and ASA supplies the information and resources they need. What are the latest models for preventing cognitive decline? How much will long-term care cost and what are the other options? How does palliative care work versus hospice? Are there intergenerational programs that can enrich the lives of those with dementia? Find the answers here.

 

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2017 NASW Virtual Conference: "Aging Through the Social Work Lens"

Event Date: 
06.14.2017 12:00 PM - 06.15.2017 05:30 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
750 First Street NE, Suite 800
City: 
Washington
State: 
DISTRICTOFCOLUMBIA
Zip: 
20002
Short Description: 

Save the Date for the 2017 NASW Virtual Conference: "Aging Through the Social Work Lens"

Full Description: 

Save the Date for the two-day virtual conference June 14-15. The program will feature plenary sessions, breakout sessions, an exhibit hall and many more professional development opportunities. Participants will be able to earn up to 8 CE's, including Ethics Credits. The Virtual Conference will have the components of a site-based conference yet live-streamed to your home or office in an electronic format. Stay tuned for more information! If you are interested in attending the Virtual Conference, please email: naswvirtualconference@socialworkers.org. If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting, please email Richard Loomis-- rloomis.nasw@socialworkers.org. 

AgeBlog Articles from the 2017 Aging in America Conference

posted 02.24.2017

Each year we invite contributions to AgeBlog from members of the Aging in America Conference community who will be making a presentation at the conference. For 2017, we received a rich series of contributions covering issues ranging from use of acupuncture for pain remediation to the impact of aging on the workforce, and many other topics.

Below is a list of AgeBlog articles from 2017 Aging in America Conference presenters. 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Start : 10:00 AM (Pacific)
End : 11:00 AM (Pacific)

Part of the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center webinar series sponsored by the Administration for Community Living

Click here to view the recorded presentation at no charge.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Start : 10:00 AM (Pacific)
End : 11:00 AM (Pacific)

Part of the Aging and Disability Business Institute Series

 

Why We All Should Care about the Direct Care Workforce

posted 02.21.2017

By Daniel R. Wilson

Have you ever helped an older person navigate the complexities of life—arranging transportation to a doctor’s appointment, setting up meals on wheels, or even ensuring they can see a medical professional—only to find out they are alone at home with no family or friends to support them? Who will ensure they are able to bathe each day and help them with the tasks of daily living we all take for granted? If you’ve ever cared for an older person, you know that the questions are endless.

The High Cost of Long-Term Services and Supports

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 most at risk.

Families Caring for an Aging America: The Current Landscape and Opportunities for the Future

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 action by viewing a sizzle reel that showcases the highlights from the Solutions Forum. Three videos of the full event are also available.

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