Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump’s Plan to Support Family Caregivers

Early in the presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton proposed a package of ideas aimed at helping adult children who care for aging parents and other relatives. Yesterday, Donald Trump embraced  a similar idea. Family caregiving, it seems, is going mainstream. It is striking that both Clinton and Trump are talking about an issue that until now has flown far below the [...]

By |2016-09-14T11:35:19-04:00September 14th, 2016|family caregivers|1 Comment

Democratic and Republican Platforms Back Home-Based Care For Older Adults

For the first time, both major political parties have explicitly recognized in their platforms the need for community-based long-term care. While the Democratic and Republican platforms included few specific recommendations, the fact that they acknowledged the importance of personal assistance and social supports for older adults (and in the Democrats’ case, for younger people with disabilities) is a significant step [...]

By |2016-07-27T12:45:05-04:00July 27th, 2016|aging in place, family caregivers|0 Comments

Hillary Clinton Puts Family Caregiving on the Political Front-Burner

For the first time in years, maybe for the first time ever, a major presidential candidate has put family caregiving on the political front-burner. Over the weekend, Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton proposed a package of ideas aimed at assisting those who are caring for aging parents or other family members. Her ideas are modest and won’t provide the level [...]

By |2015-11-23T17:39:27-05:00November 23rd, 2015|family caregivers|0 Comments