The Family Caregiver Education & Empowerment Program:
Education - Information - Assistance
This program equips caregivers with the information they need to choose the appropriate location for family member who may need long term care, describes what quality care should look like, and shares tips on how to have constructive communication with providers. We discuss placement in all settings- home, community and facilities. Presentations can be delivered in a series or as single presentations and can be tailored to your group's interest.
Presentation topics include:
- Long Term Care Answers
- Caring for the Caregiver
- What Does Quality Long Term Care Look Like and How to Find It
- Understanding Disability Regardless of Age
- Problem Solving and Empowerment
- Learning by Listening To You
Presentations are available state wide and each lasts between 45 minutes to one hour with time for questions and sharing ideas.
All women, including women who are caregivers, will now receive new services to help them maintain their health.
It is important that we Care for the Caregiver by helping them to take care of themselves.
Approximately 66% of family caregivers are women. The typical family caregiver is a 49-year-old woman caring for her windowed 60-year-old mother who does not live with her. She is married and employed. More than one-third of caregivers have children or grandchildren under 18 years old living with them.
As of August 1, 2012 women's preventative services are covered under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Insurance companies are now mandated to cover these services at no cost to the insured. The new services include
- well-woman visits;
- screening for gestational diabetes;
- human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA testing for women 30 years and older;
- sexually-transmitted infection counseling;
- human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) screening and counseling;
- FDA-approved contraception methods and contraceptive counseling;
- breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling; and
- domestic violence screening and counseling.
Follow this link to the Health Resources and Services Administration to view the required healthplan guidelines.