Are Virginia, Maryland and/or DC Among the Best or Worst States for Supporting Family Caregivers?

A recent Facebook Live event, Caring for the Caregivers, featuring Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-California), occurred last week. The biggest takeaway was that word is starting to spread on Capitol Hill that … [Read more...]

Is it a Burden? – Caring for Parents When Your Relationship is Strained

One third of all Americans are unexpectedly caring for their senior parents. Many of these families had strained relationships before their adult children assumed the role of caregiver, yet these adult children still feel it’s … [Read more...]

Leeza Gibbons — Tips for New Caregivers

“Alzheimer’s Caregivers are Heroes.” - Leeza Gibbons Leeza Gibbons is a leading TV talk show host, entertainment reporter, and best-selling author. She also has another role -- as a caregiver and founder of a non-profit to help … [Read more...]

What are the Medicaid, Tax, and Liability  Implications of Paying an Independent Caregiver?

Q. We are getting ready to hire a new caregiver for my mom, and she is an independent contractor. Prior to now, we have hired caregivers from an agency. The caregiver has asked about being paid in cash, which will amount to $3,000 … [Read more...]

President Biden Lists Eldercare and Childcare Alongside Roads and Bridges, as Crucial to the Nation’s Infrastructure

President Joe Biden launched weekly conversations with Americans to learn about what people across the country in different situations are facing, and to discuss how upcoming legislation could affect their lives. This week, the … [Read more...]

Lessons Learned from a Doctor Who Became a Caregiver

Dr. Gerard Mullin, a gastroenterologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, served as the primary caregiver at different times for both of his parents. His father had a complication after surgery for a minor procedure and Dr. … [Read more...]

Is the FAMILY Act the Answer to the Caregiving Crisis?

Joan Lunden, former host of Good Morning America and spokesperson for A Place for Mom is more than just an actress, journalist, and TV personality. She is an activist for reform for caregivers, who recently spoke in front of … [Read more...]

How Taxes Work if You Have a Paid In-Home Caregiver

Stacey, an only child, was an in-home caregiver for her ailing mother for several years. She lived with her mom and cared for her while she completed college and graduate school, and even after she got married. However, after … [Read more...]

Parenting Your Parents: When They Won’t Accept Help

Allison's 80-year-old mother, Roberta, is a homemaker who raised four successful children. When her children were younger, her husband worked late and traveled a lot for his job, so she did everything from cooking dinner, helping … [Read more...]

National Volunteer Program Will Help Seniors Age-in-Place

Evelyn lives on her own in her one-story family home in Vienna, VA. Her family visits when they can, but with work and the grandchildren’s sports schedules, it’s not nearly enough. Evelyn often feels lonely and could use some … [Read more...]