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Caring for a Person with Memory Loss Conference Announced

On April 10, 2019 by Bobbie DuChamp Guidry

A free conference on caring for a person with memory loss will be held on June 1 from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the McNamara Alumni Center. The conference is sponsored by the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. 

America Is Running Out of Family Caregivers, Just When It Needs Them Most

On July 24, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

Many Americans are now aging without family caregivers nearby, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Klobuchar Introduces Bill to Help Family Caregivers

On June 19, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) has introduced the Americans Giving care to Elders (AGE) Act, which would provide a tax credit for caregivers faced with the difficult task of helping older adults remain in their home. 

Minnesota Recognized for Family Caregiver Support

On October 10, 2017 by Jodi Boyne

Minnesota’s exemplary long-term services and supports system has once again been recognized. The SCAN Foundation awarded Minnesota its Pacesetter Prize for supporting people who care for older adults. 

Seniors and Family Caregivers Benefit from Move to Assisted Living

On November 30, 2016 by Jodi Boyne

We hear it all the time: “I wish we had made this decision earlier.” A new survey now supports what many of us already knew -- seniors and their family caregivers experience measurable increases in quality of life after an older relative moves to assisted living. 

Family Caregivers Shoulder Greater Time and Cost on Caring for Loved Ones

On October 4, 2016 by Jodi Boyne

Family caregivers of older adults are spending significant time and money on caregiving for their loved ones, with a growing number citing some negative effects on their job.

Savings & Solutions Center Helps Meet Family Caregivers Growing Interest in Technology

On June 1, 2016 by Jodi Boyne

When it comes to using technology to support the care of their loved ones, family caregivers are more interested in solutions that facilitate scheduling and medication delivery than hiring help or viewing motivational content online.

Adult Day Services: Meeting the Needs of Family Caregivers

On December 30, 2015 by Roni Falck

Nearly 47 percent of adults in their 40s and 50 have a parent age 65 or older. Having an aging parent while still raising or supporting children presents challenges not faced by other adults, such as caregiving and financial and emotional support.

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