When children take on caregiver roles

We don't hear much about kids who are caregivers. The media focuses on the typical caregiver: a woman in her forties or fifties, working full-time, and caring for mom or dad. The hidden carers are the youth.

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Why working caregivers need paid leave

Most people think of paid leave in the context of new parents who want to spend time with their newborn. But there’s another group of working people who need the support of paid family leave — and that’s caregivers.

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Caregiving while working full-time

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.

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Caregivers need to be seen & valued for their work

What do caregivers need most? It’s a question with many answers, but the simplest one is this: to be seen. This is true for all caregivers, both professional caregivers and unpaid caregivers.

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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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#Blog4Care: Tell us what caregivers need most

Calling all writers and bloggers! We are extending an open invitation to participate in our third #Blog4Care, in honor of National Family Caregivers Month in November. The topic? What caregivers need most.

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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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Care Canvass: Building the Caring Majority

On Saturday, October 18, Caring Across Generations and our partners across the country held a nation-wide Care Canvass. In more than a dozen cities, hundreds of home care workers and seniors talked to thousands of voters about the need to strengthen our home care and long-term care systems, as well as support home care workers in their call for fair wages.

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DOL, states must act swiftly on home care rule

“These new regulations are a historic step forward toward a future in which our families and communities can be supported by a strong and stable care workforce," said Ai-Jen Poo, Director of National Domestic Workers Alliance and Co-Director of Caring Across Generations.

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