Lynn Feinberg

The Benefits And Limits Of Paid Leave For Family Caregivers

Last week, Microsoft announced it will require its vendors to provide up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents. Nice thought, but the tech giant missed an important opportunity. By limiting the required benefit only to new parents, it is ignoring the needs of workers caring for spouses, siblings, or aging parents. In some respects that’s not surprising. [...]

By |2018-09-05T15:27:04-04:00September 5th, 2018|family caregivers|0 Comments

The Disappearing Family Caregiver

Family caregivers are the bedrock of our system of long-term supports and services. At least eight of every ten people receiving care get it at home (not in a nursing home or other residential facility), and nearly all of their assistance is provided by relatives or friends. But a forthcoming study by AARP finds that huge demographic changes threaten to [...]

By |2013-07-26T16:53:16-04:00July 26th, 2013|Aging, aging in place, family caregivers|0 Comments