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.