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Caught Between Generations

Caught Between Generations

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July 13th 2017:Male Family Caregivers: Stepping Up to the Challenge and Facing Special Issues

Are you a man providing care for a spouse or aging parent? Do you find it difficult to open up about your feelings and emotional stress? If so, you are not alone. 40 percent of family caregivers of adults are men, which equates to 16 million male caregivers in the U.S. Dr. Jean Accius, of the AARP Public Policy Institute, discusses who these male caregivers are and the special issues they face in their non-traditional roles. Robert Hawkins is the facilitator of the men's caregiver support group at SarahCare of Belden Village, Ohio. Once a caregiver to his mother-in-law and then to his wife, Ha

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Jean Accius

Jean Accius is Vice President for Independent Living/Long-Term Services and Supports. Previously, he was the policy integration director for health and long-term services and supports (LTSS) issues in AARP’s Office of Policy Integration. Jean helps coordinate AARP’s deliberative policy development process, focusing on (a) developing federal, state, and local policy related to health and LTSS care delivery, quality, and safety; (b) overseeing financing and coverage; (c) assisting with workforce and education issues; and (d) paying special attention to specific needs, such as prescription drugs, medical devices, and end-of-life care. He also ensures that AARP health initiatives and practices
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Bob Hawkins

Bob Hawkins was previously a caregiver for his wife, who was a participant at SarahCare. Now he is the leader of SarahCare's monthly support group for male caregivers.
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