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FY 2023 OMNIBUS APPROPRIATIONS BILL RELEASED

December 23, 2022
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In December, the Senate and House Appropriations Committees released the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 consisting of all 12 fiscal year 2023 appropriations bills. This government funding package also includes emergency…

VA Expands Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers to Veterans of All Service Eras

October 1, 2022
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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is expanding the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) to include eligible Veterans and their family caregivers of all eras. VA’s…

First-ever National Strategy on Family Caregiving Released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

September 25, 2022
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a broad national strategy that provides the roadmap needed for federal, state, and local governments, as well as businesses and…

A University-Wide Survey of Caregiving Students in the US: Individual Differences and Associations with Emotional and Academic Adjustment

September 6, 2022
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The United States does not track or support students in higher education who are caregivers. This study presents results from one of the first university-wide surveys of caregiving undergraduate and…

National Respite Coalition Alert: House Committee Approves FY 2023 Funding Bill with $14.2 million for the Lifespan Respite Care Program and increases for NFCSP

July 5, 2022
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On Thursday, June 30, the House Appropriations Committee approved the FY 2023 Labor-HHS- Education and Related Agencies Appropriations bill on a 32 to 24 vote. The bill includes $14.2 million for…

Cost-effectiveness of an in-home respite care program to support informal caregivers of persons with dementia: A model-based analysis

February 3, 2022
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A previous comparative analysis of a respite intervention, in which caregivers were given a break from caregiving for at least five days while a trained professional cared for the person…

Research Recommendations included in the RAISE Family Caregiving and the Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (SGRG) Advisory Councils’ Reports to Congress

January 3, 2022
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The RAISE Act Family Caregiving Advisory Council recently released its recommendations in an initial report to Congress. The report includes family caregiving policy opportunities, diverse family caregiving stories from across the…

Caregiver Respite: An Essential Component of Home-and Community-Based Long-Term Care

December 28, 2021
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During the pandemic, flexibilities in formal respite services and creative informal strategies emerged to ensure meaningful breaks for family caregivers. In this letter, Dr. Utz, who is a member of…

Taking a Break: Daily Respite Effects of Adult Day Services as Objective and Subjective Time Away From Caregiving

November 17, 2021
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This study investigated how objective and subjective breaks from caregiving were associated with caregivers’ daily emotional health. Caregivers reported an average of 7.12 respite hours on Adult Days Services (ADS)…