December 7, 2020
Melissa B PhD Ep. 35 - US Senate Special Committee on Aging: An Interview with Senator Bob Casey (D-PA)
From: Melissa B PhD | November 3, 2020
Working Daughters Balancing Elder Care at Breaking Point

"It's not just child care centers that have closed down. So have adult day health centers. And since many older parents aging at home have cancelled in-home services for fear of exposure to the virus, adult daughters are picking up the slack."

From: Next Avenue | November 17, 2020
The One Thing Caregivers Tend to Neglect

"Many caregivers provide care for four years or more. 'That’s a long time, considering caregivers spend, on average, 24 hours a week doing things for recipients, on top of everything going on in their own busy lives,' says C. Grace Whiting, president and CEO of NAC."

From: O Magazine | December 2, 2020
Caregiver Access to Supports and Services
Did you know that 1 in 4 caregivers have a difficult time accessing affordable services to help them with their care in their recipient’s community, such as transportation or in-home health services? According to NAC and AARP's report, Caregiving in the U.S. 2020, caregivers "may find themselves in need of information, resources, benefits, or programs—but these things are often difficult to find or access, or too expensive to afford."

If you're a caregiver and you can relate to this statistic, we encourage you to join a listening session being hosted TODAY from 3:00-5:00 PM EST! Join NAC, SEARAC, the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging, and the Diverse Elders Coalition for Caregiving in a Pandemic: Accessing Services and Supports. This event is made with the support of the John A. Hartford Foundation.

The first 75 participants may be eligible for a $25 thank you gift card!
NAC Invites You to the 2020 World Carers Conversation

COVID-19 has created new opportunities to re-examine the way that health care is delivered and the role of family caregivers in supporting better patient outcomes. Much like the WHO’s COVAX initiative to share data and research on caregiving and COVID-19, global partners in caregiving can offer insight and learnings that may make solutions for families more readily accessible to other caregiving communities around the world. The World Carers Conversation, to be convened from Sunday, 13 December 2020 through Wednesday, 16 December 2020, will showcase cutting edge caregiving research, innovation, and impact around the world as we collectively face the fallout from the global pandemic. This event will be hosted by the National Alliance for Caregiving and is made possible through the support of the Embracing Carers movement.

Sunday, 13 December 2020 | 12:00-14:00 EST (GMT+5) | Welcome and Opening Musical Reception
Register HERE.

Monday, 14 December 2020 | 15:00-18:00 EST (GMT+5) | Caregiving in the Americas
Register HERE.

Tuesday, 15 December 2020 | 6:00-9:00 EST (GMT +5) | Caregiving in Europe, Africa & the Middle East Register HERE.

Wednesday, 16 December 2020 | 19:00-22:00 EST (GMT+5) | Caregiving in Asia & the Pacific
Register HERE.

Friday, 18 December 2020 (invitation only) 
Global Town Hall
On Friday, 18 December, the National Alliance for Caregiving will be joined by the Adira Foundation for a Global Town Hall on caregiving. Invited guests will get the chance to learn about and engage with our recent framework on the reality of caregiving during a pandemic, as well as hear from NAC and the Adira Foundation on our recent partnership to launch a digital education platform to support caregivers during the pandemic and beyond.

Register today!
Social Engagement During the Holidays: Creative Initiatives and Resources

December 9, 2020 | 1:00 PM EST | Online 
For many older adults, the holidays will look different this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Join engAGED for a webinar focused on social engagement during the holidays that will spotlight initiatives and resources to help older adult clients celebrate the holiday season, even when they can’t be with family and friends in person.
The Impact of the 2020 Election on Serious Illness Care Policy

December 9, 2020 | 3:00-4:00 PM EST | Online

Join this webinar as C-TAC’s legislative and regulatory experts review the likely priorities of the new Biden Administration and Congress, focusing on specific players and policies.

Webinar participants will be able to describe the general health care policy environment as well as the likely key Biden Administration priorities for serious illness care. Participants will also be able to discuss key Congressional champions for serious illness care and important pieces of legislation.
A Forum on Financial Planning for People With IDD

December 15 | 2:00 PM EST | Online

The ability to save is crucial in securing a life plan for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) who often rely on public benefits like Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid, and housing and food assistance to pay for things that they need to live in the community. Join The Arc for a webinar to learn how people with IDD can plan for their financial future.
A Time for Healing

December 21, 2020 | 4 PM EST | Online

Join the Caregiving Years Training Academy to receive support for your grief from a community that cares. Certified Caregiving Consultants will guide you through three rituals which offer healing for your individual and our collective losses. You’ll also learn how to add these rituals to your day.
California Caregiver Resource Centers Events

December, 2020 | Online

Throughout December, the California Caregiver Resource Centers are hosting a series of virtual learning events for caregivers.

Click the red link below to register and watch recordings of past events!

Helping States Support Families Caring for an Aging America

Deadline: Today, December 7, 2020

The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) is seeking applications from interested states to participate in the next phase of its learning collaborative, Helping States Support Families Caring for an Aging America, which focuses on family caregivers of older adults.

Interested states should apply by today, December 7, 2020 
to begin work in January 2021.
ARCH Respite Research Summit

September, 2020

The ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center convened a virtual respite research summit on September 29 and 30. Check out the recording of the summit with the red link below.
GWU Research on Black American Male Caregivers

This research study is examining the impact of caregiving on a person’s cognitive, physical, and physiological health for Black American males that care for family or a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia.
For more information on this study and to participate click the red link below.
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Research Registry

Looking for a way to be a part of COVID-19 clinical research? You may be eligible to participate in a COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial. Be part of a global COVID-19 vaccine clinical research program with Leapcure.
Click the red link below to pre-register.
Dartmouth Seeking Volunteers for a Study

This research study is being conducted by researchers at Dartmouth College. You would be given a fictitious story about a patient and/or caregiver role(s) and asked to complete some tasks in a two digital-prototypes of an Audio-Personal Health Library (a library of audio recordings of doctor office visits). All sessions will occur on Zoom for around 45 minutes. You will receive $30 for your time.

If interested, contact Susan Tarczewski at 603-646-7066 or
Mortgage and Housing Assistance During the Coronavirus National Emergency
As the global pandemic continues to affect the lives and livelihoods of many of the nation’s families, organizations across the country are working hard to help Americans protect and manage their finances.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants to help those who are struggling financially as a result of the pandemic to take control of their mortgage loans and request forbearance.

Click the red link below to access resources to get the help you need for your mortgage and housing during the Coronavirus pandemic.
At a Glance: BRI Care Consultation
The Family Caregiver Alliance has put together a 1-page infographic for a quick, top-level overview of BRI Care Consultation™, one of more than 40 dementia caregiving programs found in Best Practice Caregiving.

Best Practice Caregiving is a free online database that helps organizations identify, compare, and adopt best-fit programs for their clientele and community. Every program is proven, vetted, and ready for implementation – plus, many can be delivered remotely and/or are free to adopt. If your organization serves dementia caregivers, check out the database HERE.

Click the red link below to learn more about the BRI Care Consultation™!
Medical/Nursing Task Tutorials for Family Caregivers

AARP offers “How-To” videos and resource guides for family caregivers who do specific medical/nursing tasks – including preparing special diets, managing incontinence, wound care, mobility, and managing medications. The videos and resource guides, many of which are available in both English and Spanish, are free of charge.