Category: Stories

Mathematics, Grandmothers & What Caregivers Need

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.

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Caregivers tell us what they need most

65 million people. That’s more than the total populations of California and Texas, combined. And it’s the number of family caregivers in the US who, day in and day out, do the incredibly important but undervalued work of caring for aging loved ones or people with disabilities. Now hear what caregivers themselves say they need.

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Reflections on the Home Care Workers Rising Summit

At the beginning of October, Caring Across Generations held the first-ever Home Care Workers Rising Summit in St. Louis, MO, bringing together home care workers and care consumers from all around the country. The following photos and stories are from some of the Direct Care Alliance members who attended the summit.

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Grandparents Day is No Hallmark Holiday

On Grandparents Day, our partners around the country like Take Action MN are coming together to celebrate and support grandparents and seniors.

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A family-wide effort

I’m Sarita, one of the co-directors of Caring Across Generations. In honor of Father’s Day, I wanted to share the story of my dad, and why this work is so personal to me.

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In honor of my mom

I joined the Caring Across movement because of my mother, Rebecca. In honor of Mother's Day, I want to tell you a story about my mom, and the reason why I believe so strongly in the movement we’re building.

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Speaking up for the profession that I love

I’ve been a direct care worker for almost 40 years, 25 of them in home care. During the past 10 years I have witnessed a critical depletion in my workforce as demand grows.

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Younger Onset Alzheimer’s Disease

Younger Onset Alzheimer’s Disease. Most people have never heard of this disease. I wish I never had either.

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Kimi’s Story

Kimi Lee shares her story on the challenges of caring for her aging parents and her newborn baby.

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Nancy’s Story

Hear from Nancy, a home aid worker, share why she cares.

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