At least 17.7 million people in the United States are family caregivers of someone age 65 and older who needs help because of a physical, mental or cognitive impairment.
In a report, “Families Caring for an Aging America,” prepared by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, an expert committee dives into information about the nation’s family caregivers of older adults and the best practices to address their needs. The report also includes a series of recommendations to provide much-needed support to families caring for older adults.
As we increase our focus on supporting caregivers, this report, as well as input from the people and providers living in our communities, will be essential as we look to develop future funding opportunities.
To learn about the major findings and recommendations of this report and share your insights on the needs of family caregivers with us, join us at:
Families Caring for an Aging America
Friday, February 24, 2017
9 to 11:30 a.m.
Buffalo Niagara Marriott
1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst, NY
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
You’re invited to hear from a panel of service providers, advocates and caregivers who will discuss the findings of “Families Caring for an Aging America” report and recommendations.
We’ll be sharing copies of the report and participants will have an opportunity to share their experiences and the insights they’ve gained from providing services and support to family caregivers. We’ll also open a conversation how the community might better address the unmet needs of family caregivers in our region.
Who should attend: Community partners with a role to play in providing and paying for services for family caregivers. This includes Offices for the Aging, Managed Long Term Care plans, PACE programs, community-based organizations and health care professionals.
There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Please register by Friday, February 17, 2017.
To register, click here.