THIS WEEK AT THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR CAREGIVING:
This week, the National Alliance for Caregiving will be in sunny San Diego to host its 8th Annual National Conference of Caregiving Coalitions in conjunction with the Aging in America: 2014 Annual Conference of the American Society on Aging. The annual meeting brings together caregiving coalitions and advocates from across the United States to discuss the latest in caregiving legislation, advocacy, and innovation.
For the event agenda and materials, please click here. To join the Twitter conversation about the event, use hashtag #CareAdvocate14 and visit https://twitter.com/#careadvocate14.
Sticking around for the remainder of the ASA conference? Check out the 11th Annual What’s Next Boomer Business Summit at http://boomersummit.com/.
RECENT NEWS & EVENTS
- Better Work, Better Care: How Employers Can Support Family Caregiving: The National Alliance for Caregiving recently hosted a free webinar on building caregiver-friendly workplace policies in your state. Bringing together caregiving experts and employers from the national ReACT Coalition, the webinar discussed how caregiving advocates can work with employers to raise awareness of the needs facing working family caregivers. Click here for the webinar replay! Click here to view the Better Work, Better Care Webinar slides.
- From Plan to Practice: Implementing NAPA in Your State: The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) and the National Alliance for Caregiving hosted a conference and webcast to implement the caregiver provisions in the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease at the state and local level. The conference featured federal and state policy makers who have developed comprehensive plans to provide supports and services to people with Alzheimer’s disease and their family caregivers. Federal and state experts provided tools and strategies on how best to implement these action steps on the state level. To view the meeting materials and presentation slides, please click here. Many Thanks to Our Program Sponsors: Eli Lilly, Novartis, and the Alliance for Aging Research.
- Supporting Family Caregivers of Veterans: This webinar features information on the Pfizer Patient Assistant Program and the National Veteran Caregiver Training Program, initiatives that the Alliance has partnered with in an ongoing effort to improve patient care. Presenters included Margaret Kabat, Deputy Director, Caregiver Services, Department of Veterans Affairs and Jed Johnson, MSW, MBA, the Director of the National Veteran Caregiver Training Program with Easter Seals. Click here to access the webinar replay.
- Commission on Long-Term Care Webinar: NAC’s President and CEO, Gail Hunt, presented on the congressional Commission on Long-Term Care and its findings and recommendations. George Vradenburg, one of the commissioners, also spoke about his experience in dealing with the many divergent political views of the group and how many of them came to consensus. Click here to access the webinar replay. You can also view the slides from this webinar by clicking here.