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Caregiving Questions with Senator Bennet

What role do family caregivers play in the US? What does it mean to be a caregiver? Family caregivers play a pivotal role in helping millions of Americans live independently in their homes and communities. Many Americans, including older adults and people with disabilities, rely on family caregivers to help with daily activities such as …

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The Caregiving Agenda

“Family caregivers are the backbone of our care system.” It’s an expression frequently used by policymakers inside and outside of Congress, perhaps because it evokes the very back-breaking work of caregiving. Coincidentally, Senator Bennet and AARP’s Nancy LeaMond both include the phrase alongside a set of statistics, which, once deciphered, reveal a largely unknown reality: …

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