With Millennials becoming parents and Baby Boomers getting older, the need for care across all generations of our families is growing.
The We Won’t Wait summit had a profound experience on me. It taught me about the intersectionality of care in this country and the importance of addressing the rights of professional in-home caregivers, while at the same time addressing the issues faced by family caregivers and elders.
Our campaign is grounded in valuing life and in the power of love — and preserving and nourishing dignity and respect in all of our relationships, whether they be caregiving relationships, or the relationships we have with others in our community. Interdependence is in our DNA.
From funny to heart-wrenching, six caregivers, clients and family members from across the Los Angeles area recently told their stories in a powerful showcase called “Ask Me If I Care” at the Directors Guild Theater in Hollywood.
AARP released new polling data today illuminating the concerns of voters age 50 and above — and the deep concerns seniors have for the issue of caregiving and for the people who provide that care. With seniors representing the majority of voters in this election cycle so far, it borders on irresponsible that the presidential candidates are not talking more about caregiving.
The plan, introduced by Senator Roz Baker, would be the first in the nation to provide universal long-term care benefits to seniors and people with disabilities. If passed, the plan would serve as a model for the rest of the United States for how to approach the mounting care crisis.
At Caring Across Generations, we support home care workers in the Fight for $15 movement because quality care requires quality jobs. Recognizing the value of care, and matching wages to the value of the work caregivers do, is a vital first step toward creating a better system for all.
What do caregivers need most? Read what our members told us, in honor of National Family Caregivers Month.
On a recent Saturday morning in Hawaii, care workers, seniors, community members, leaders and organizers gathered together for a summit on the importance of Hawaii's game-changing proposal to expand access to long-term care to everyone in the state.
Join us for our #CaregiversMonth Twitter chat on Thursday, November 12.