I am so privileged because my daughter is on Medicaid, and because of the severity of her disability she gets benefits for in-home care. I know not everyone is fortunate enough to have that kind of access.
We’re carrying messages of hope to welcome Pope Francis during his first visit to the U.S. and to echo his message of compassion, global cooperation, and dignity for all — including our nation's immigrants.
It wasn't until I took the time to really get to know my grandparents that I realized theirs was an amazing love story.
For me, the greatest honor is to take care of my grandma, in her home, where she feels safe and comforted.
Over the years, Pop and I remained the closest of friends. As he got older and suffered from the loss of my dear grandmother, his one and only true love, we only became closer.
Thomas is the caregiver for his mother, Elsa. But he's currently being detained by immigration officials. Let's help bring him home.
Meet D'Rosa Davis, a caregiver from Atlanta.
I wish I could say that my mother’s experiences don’t echo those of 45 percent of family caregivers in Ohio who juggle the stress of their own lives along with the responsibilities of caring for their loved ones. Unfortunately, I can’t. And unpaid family caregivers like my mom aren’t the only caregivers who are undervalued.
Mom always took first fiddle. Everything else was brushed aside. And one of the things I learned from my caregiving experience is that caregivers must be supported in the workplace.
Caregivers are harmed by not being supported by the kinds of policies that we want. Many are harmed by not having what they need, too, including adequate financial, social and personal resources to care for themselves and their loved ones.