A National Caregiving Strategy: Elevating Family Caregivers Through the RAISE Act
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
1:00 pm EDT/ 12:00 noon CDT / 11:00 am MDT / 10:00 am PDT
NADSA Members: $49
Family caregivers are the foundation of our nation’s system of long-term services and supports. Without the hard work and dedication of family members and friends, adults of all ages with long-term support needs would be unable to live in the settings of their choice and remain engaged in their communities.
Too often, however, family caregivers are unseen, unheard and unrecognized for the critical role they play in the lives of those for whom they provide care. Many times, family caregivers are not included in critical care and support discussions when the responsibility for such often falls on their shoulders.
To better support family caregivers, Congress passed the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act in 2018. The RAISE Act established the Family Caregiving Advisory Council which is tasked with creating the country’s first national Family Caregiver Strategy to address many of those issues and is helping to elevate the voices of family caregivers on the national stage. During this interactive webinar, participants will hear on the Administration for Community Living’s efforts to implement the requirements of the Act and provide an opportunity to discuss the role of adult day services programs as a key component of family caregiver support.
Objectives of this webinar include:
- Provide participants with an understanding of the RAISE Act and progress to date on the Administration for Community Living’s efforts to implement its requirements;
- Introduce participants to the recommendations of the Family Caregiving Advisory Council
- Offer opportunities to discuss the important role adult day services programs play in the lives of family caregivers
- Hear from attendees their thoughts for specific actions adult day services programs can take to better support families and family caregivers.
About the speaker:
Greg T. Link. With more than 30 years of experience in aging and family caregiver support programs, Greg oversees ACL’s efforts to implement a range of federally-supported programs and initiatives. His office has responsibility for the National Family Caregiver Support Program, ACL’s dementia program portfolio, the Lifespan Respite Program and other initiatives including the Eldercare Locator, Community Care Corps and person-centered, trauma-informed supportive services for Holocaust survivors and other older adults and family caregivers with histories of trauma. Greg holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Central Florida and a master’s degree in government from the Johns Hopkins University.