Advocate For Your State

We want to hear what you have to say.

Personal experience with around-the-clock care, financial challenges, and limited community and government support puts family caregivers in a unique position to act as advocates. Families know what the important issues are, and can educate elected officials who can influence public policy and funding priorities.

Interestingly, it is families—not institutions—that provide the majority of care to chronically ill loved ones and family members with disabilities. They know the enormity of the burden in caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s diseases, stroke, traumatic brain injury, or other long-term conditions. They also know the challenges in locating appropriate advice, services and respite.

Even if you don’t need caregiver support at this time, we would love to hear your stories. Perhaps you know someone who is struggling to care for an elder or individual with disabilities who would benefit from the support Caregiver Homes offers, or maybe you could have used our services years ago when you were taking care of a parent. The more your state knows about the real need for this model of care, the more likely it will become a reality. Even in states where Caregiver Homes is available, we are often still advocating for improved support for caregivers. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.—think of your input as an investment in the quality of care for elders and individuals with disabilities in your state. If the “share your story” link does not work, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and please be sure to let us know where you live.

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