Spotlight on Caregivers – Support and Stories – and an update on the Social Security Caregivers Act
One of the goals of this year’s project is to spotlight caregivers and their stories.
There are millions of caregiver stories -and the goal of this page is to share the ones we can find – and the websites that feature them- and support caregivers.
To read some – please click on the following links:
Link #1 Caregivers stories
Link #2 More stories – and videos of caregivers stories – you can add your story here!
Link # 3 – Oct. 18, 2016 Study: Elderly’s Family Caregivers Need Help, Too
(This was originally published in Kaiser Health News http://khn.org/ I read it in the San Diego Union Tribune on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, page E3)
Study: Elderly’s Family Caregivers Need Help, Too
There are some wonderful support groups for caregivers here in San Diego and on the Internet-
In San Diego:
HHSA – caregiver support- Click Here
Caregiver Coalition – Click Here
Southern Caregiver Resource Center at 800-827-1008 or click here for more information.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization – Click here
Volunteers of America – Click here
AARP – Click Here
Elizabeth Dole – Click Here
Social Security Caregiver Credit Act
Family and friends who are caregivers often receive little or no remuneration for long hours of care for loved ones. The sad reality is that caregivers are often left out of the social security system – in two ways –
1- no money is put into social security for the work they perform because they receive no pay
2 – caregivers often have to give up higher earning, or work altogether in order to help others, missing out on higher social security checks after retirement
Petition is not available at this time because there are no bills currently entered in this session of Congress.
Please contact your representatives – and the President! – and urge that these bills return – and be passed to help caregivers!