News: Caregivers

Aging & Long Term Care honors unpaid family caregivers for their vital work

November 20, 2023

In November, Aging & Long Term Care of Eastern Washington (ALTCEW) honors unpaid family and kinship caregivers who help family members and friends with chronic illness, disabilities, and other special needs. Unpaid family caregivers are estimated to provide 770,000,000 hours and over 16 billion dollars in unpaid essential services, and they play a vital role

Washington’s caregivers struggle with added stress during COVID-19

November 5, 2021

For many of Washington’s more than 850,000 unpaid family caregivers, the COVID-19 pandemic has added stress and burden to an already difficult job. Caregivers have reported that providing care is more emotionally, physically, and financially difficult than normal, according to a University of Pittsburg survey. A majority reported that the pandemic has increased their caregiving

Press release – USAging applauds release of recommendations to support family caregivers and boost aging services

September 27, 2021

For Immediate Release September 23, 2021 Contact: Amy Gotwals, agotwals@usaging.org and 202.460.5547 WASHINGTON—As the nation grapples with a caregiving crisis that has been worsened by the pandemic, USAging applauds the 26 recommendations released yesterday by the congressionally created RAISE (Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage) Family Caregiving Advisory Council, which not only support the current