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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. He writes, “A recent AARP Public Policy Institute report found that men represent... Read More
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... 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 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... Read More
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. Read More
posted 09.25.2013
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... Read More
posted 09.10.2013
ASA is one of more than 325 national, state and local organizations to have signed on to a recent letter (PDF) to the Congressional Tri-Caucus (comprising the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, the Congressional Black Caucus, and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus), applauding their... Read More

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