The National Alliance for Caregiving is an internationally respected coalition of for-profit, non-profit, academic and federal agencies, whose membership is open to like-minded national organizations invested in improving the lives of family caregivers and their care recipients. While governance and voting privileges resides with our Board of Directors (which is derived from our members), all Alliance members have many opportunities to engage with our broad constituency of providers, researchers, manufacturers, suppliers, state and local caregiving advocates, and other professionals and stakeholders engaged in the family caregiving field.
The Alliance is proud and grateful to have the following national organizations as both Sustaining Members and Corporate Alliance Members. Each member organization is a leader in its field and a key to the success of the Alliance’s mission to be the foremost national resource on family caregiving.
Please learn more about each of our members by clicking on their names below. Organizations holding a seat on the Alliance Board of Directors are marked with an asterisk (*).
If you are interested in learning more about member benefits or becoming a member in the Alliance, please write to email@example.com.
Corporate Alliance Members
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At Genworth, we recognize that long-term care is a significant social and economic issue facing our nation. We believe that long-term care insurance could play an important role in the overall solution to those challenges. Our philosophy is simple – help protect families from the financial and emotional burdens of long-term care. Since 1975, more than one million people have relied on us for long term care insurance and we have paid more than $6.7 billion in long term care insurance claims. Our years of experience have allowed us to design products and services to fit our customers’ needs and budgets, and help protect them and their loved ones.
GlaxoSmithKline – one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies – is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. For further information go to us.gsk.com, follow us on twitter.com/GSKUS or visit our blog.
Healthcare Leadership Council
The Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC), a coalition of chief executives from all disciplines within American healthcare, is the exclusive forum for the nation’s healthcare leaders to jointly develop policies, plans, and programs to achieve their vision of a 21st century system that makes affordable, high-quality care accessible to all Americans.
Home Instead Senior Care®
Founded in 1994 in Omaha by Lori and Paul Hogan, the Home Instead Senior Care® franchise network is the world’s largest provider of non-medical in-home care services for seniors, with more than 900 independently owned and operated franchises providing in excess of 45 million hours of care throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, Switzerland, Germany, South Korea, Finland, Austria, Italy, Puerto Rico and the Netherlands. The Home Instead Senior Care network employs more than 65,000 CAREGiversSM worldwide who provide basic support services – activities of daily living (ADLs), personal care, medication reminders, meal preparation, light housekeeping, errands, incidental transportation and shopping – which enable seniors to live safely and comfortably in their own homes for as long as possible. At Home Instead Senior Care, it’s relationship before task, while continuing to provide superior quality service that enhances the lives of seniors everywhere.
The work of LeadingAge is focused on advocacy, education, and applied research. We promote adult day services, home health, hospice, community-based services, PACE, senior housing, assisted living residences, continuing care communities, nursing homes as well as technology solutions and person-centered practices that support the overall health and wellbeing of seniors, children, and those with special needs.
MetLife Mature Market Institute* Celebrating its 15-year anniversary in 2012, the MetLife Mature Market Institute is Metropolitan Life Insurance Company’s (MetLife) center of expertise in aging, longevity and the generations and is a recognized thought leader by business, the media, opinion leaders and the public. The Institute’s groundbreaking research, insights, strategic partnerships and consumer education expand the knowledge and choices for those in, approaching or working with the mature market.
The Institute supports MetLife’s long-standing commitment to identifying emerging issues and innovative solutions for the challenges of life. MetLife, Inc. is a leading global provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs, serving 90 million customers. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. For more information, please visit: www.MatureMarketInstitute.com.
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging*
The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) is the leading voice on aging issues for Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) and a champion for Title VI Native American aging programs. Through advocacy, training and technical assistance, we support the national network of 629 AAAs and 246 Title VI programs. Together we establish Advocacy, Action and Answers on Aging.
National Community Pharmacists Association
The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA®) represents the interests of America’s community pharmacists, including the owners of more than 23,000 independent community pharmacies. Together they represent an $88.5 billion health care marketplace, dispense nearly 40% of all retail prescriptions, and employ more than 300,000 people, including 62,400 pharmacists. Independent community pharmacists are readily accessible medication experts who can help lower health care spending. To learn more, go to www.ncpanet.org or read NCPA’s blog, The Dose, at http://ncpanet.wordpress.com/.
National Council on Aging*
The National Council on Aging is a nonprofit service and advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC. NCOA is a national voice for millions of older adults—especially those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged—and the community organizations that serve them. It brings together nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government to develop creative solutions that improve the lives of all older adults. NCOA works with thousands of organizations across the country to help seniors find jobs and benefits, improve their health, live independently, and remain active in their communities. For more information, please visit: www.ncoa.org.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is the largest nonprofit leadership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. The organization works to lead and mobilize social change for improved care at the end of life. NHPCO’s Caring Connections public engagement initiative offers information on hospice, advance care planning, care giving and more, at www.CaringInfo.org
Older Women’s League
Founded in 1980, OWL – The Voice of Midlife and Older Women is a national grassroots membership organization that focuses solely on issues unique to women as they age. OWL strives to improve the status and quality of life for midlife and older women through advocacy, education and empowerment.
Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute
PHI works to transform eldercare and disability services. We foster dignity, respect, and independence for all who receive care, and all who provide it. The nation’s leading authority on the direct-care workforce, PHI promotes quality direct-care jobs as the foundation for quality care. PHI offers long-term care stakeholders extensive online resources and a wide range of consulting services. Our website address is: www.PHInational.org.
Sanofi, a global and diversified healthcare leader, discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients’ needs. Sanofi has core strengths in the field of healthcare with seven growth platforms: diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, rare diseases, consumer healthcare, emerging markets and animal health. Sanofi is listed in Paris (EURONEXT: SAN) and in New York (NYSE: SNY).
Shire enables people with life-altering conditions to lead better lives. We focus on developing innovative specialty medicines to meet significant unmet patient needs in the areas of Neuroscience, Rare Diseases, Gastrointestinal, Internal Medicine and Regenerative Medicine, and we are developing treatments for symptomatic conditions treated by specialist physicians in other targeted therapeutic areas.
Shire is proud to present the BRAVE Awards, an international program to recognize and celebrate the impact non-professional caregivers have on others and society.
Veterans Health Administration*
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), one of three Department of Veterans Affairs’ administrations, is responsible for providing a full continuum of comprehensive care that includes primary care, specialized care, and related medical and social support services to more than 8.5 million Veterans each year. VHA is one of the United States’ largest integrated health care systems, with more than 1,400 sites of care in all 50 states, several U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.
Well Spouse™ Association
The Well Spouse™ Association provides emotional support and comfort to spousal caregivers of the chronically ill and/or disabled through support groups, round robin and mentor programs, on-line chat forum, respite weekends, national conference, e-newletters and a quarterly publication called Mainstay. $30 membership fee. No well spouse is denied membership due to financial hardship (a minimum of $5 membership is required). Assistance given to start new support groups. Please see our website, www.wellspouse.org, to join or for more information and useful links. Call 1-800-838-0879 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement*
The Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) is a nonprofit organization that works to help women, educators and policymakers understand the important issues surrounding women’s retirement income. WISER creates a variety of consumer fact sheets, booklets, newsletters, toolkits and other resources that explain in easy-to-understand language the complex issues surrounding issues like Social Security, divorce, pensions, savings and investments, and long-term care. Through a competitive grant from the U.S. Administration in Aging, WISER operates the National Education and Resource Center on Women and Retirement Planning; “one-stop gateway” for user-friendly financial education and retirement planning tools for women who are most at-risk for poverty in their later years.