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All too many times overwhelmed caregivers are physically and emotionally depleted and need to take time to rest and care for themselves. Believing in a holistic approach to caregiver stress and a strong commitment to helping our members find the right solutions, we created this blog to help you connect with others who, like you, may be facing the same eldercare issues and challenges. Feel free to comment, ask questions, and submit articles. Please forward the blog link to your family and friends. They'll be glad you did.

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Family caregivers seek relief from stimulus package

Family members who care for their sick or disabled relatives make up a sizable unpaid workforce, but they’re far from an organized political voice. That may be about to change. The National Alliance for Caregiving and Caring.com are seeking up to 1% of the economic stimulus package to support the 50 million family caregivers who often dig into their own pockets to care for a loved one in need.

Many hope incoming President Barack Obama will be the nation’s first caregiver-in-chief, a leader who pushes for new support because he knows firsthand the struggles of worrying about a loved one’s care while raising a family and holding down a demanding job. Read full article



  1. The woman who wrote the article should have read this blog and she would have known that caregivers already get tax relief.
    Earl Johnson

  2. Requiring states to fund family leave sounds great and for a person working and providing care it could be a God-send, however,how will this stimulate the economy?


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