Family caregiving: state of the art proceedings 2007

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The report below will be of interest to those of us monitoring trends and new ideas in Family Caregiving.
Bruce Finke, MD
IHS / Nashville Area Elder Health Consultant
Chronic Care Initiative

FCA RELEASES PROCEEDINGS FROM NATIONAL CONFERENCE:
“FAMILY CAREGIVING: STATE OF THE ART, FUTURE TRENDS”

The National Center on Caregiving at Family Caregiver Alliance has released Proceedings from its March 2007 national conference, “Family Caregiving: State of the Art, Future Trends.” The conference was convened in Chicago by FCA in partnership with the American Society on Aging.

The complete Conference Proceedings are now available on the FCA website at http://caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=2043 (copy and paste this link into your browser), or at: Conference Proceedings. There is no charge to access the Proceedings, which detail the wide-ranging presentations and summarize trends, policy issues and progress in the field.

At the conference, experts from research, policy and practice considered critical questions in long-term caregiving: What is different now than in the past? How can we address the key challenges for family care in the decades ahead?

The Proceedings, which cover both plenary sessions and workshop panel presentations, conclude with a summary of recommendations put forth in the various sessions.

The Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation, The U.S. Administration on Aging, the John A. Hartford Foundation, and The Caregivers Initiative, Johnson & Johnson, provided essential support.

Now celebrating its 30th Anniversary, Family Caregiver Alliance unites research, policy and practice to support and sustain the important work of families and friends caring for loved ones with chronic, disabling health conditions. The National Center on Caregiving at Family Caregiver Alliance was established in 2001 to advance the development of high-quality, cost effective programs and policies for caregivers in every state in the country. Visit www.caregiver.org</a> for more information.

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