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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 … Read More »

Switch to 10-digit dialing

October 29, 2021

On Oct. 24 the switch to 10-digit dialing begins. That means you must include the 509 area code when dialing a local number. In July 2022 seven-digit dialing will no longer work and may cause calls to fail. Please check to see if yours, your family’s, and friend’s systems are up to date, including: life … Read More »

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 … Read More »