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Family Caregivers Unite!

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February 02nd 2010:Caregiving in the US and Canada: AARP and CARP Perspectives

The healthcare systems of the US and Canada rely on the unpaid help of family caregivers. Family caregivers are the people who provide care to family members suffering health challenges. AARP and its Canadian counterpart, CARP, advocate for US Boomers and Canadian Zoomers, the very people who are the family caregivers. Many family caregivers provide care for aging parents with long-term and, often, incurable medical conditions. Other family caregivers provide care to their children with special needs. Either way, the family caregiving is intense, demanding and, all too often, a stress an

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Susan Reinhard

Susan Reinhard is a Senior Vice President at AARP, directing its Public Policy Institute, the focal point for public policy research and analysis. She also serves as the Chief Strategist for the Center to Champion Nursing in America at AARP, a national resource and technical assistance center created to ensure that America has the nurses it needs. Before joining AARP, Dr. Reinhard served as a Professor and Co-Director of Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, where she directed several national initiatives to work with states to help people with disabilities of all ages live in their homes and communities. In previous work, she served three governors as Deputy Commissioner of the Ne
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Susan Eng

Susan Eng is Vice President for Advocacy at CARP, the national, non-partisan, non-profit organization, CARP, committed to advocating for social change that will bring financial security, equitable access to health care and freedom from discrimination for all Canadians as we age. Under her leadership, CARP Advocacy has helped to shape the public discourse on key issues such as pension reform, investor protection, mandatory retirement, workplace age discrimination, home care, age-friendly cities, and driving for seniors. Increasingly, CARP has become a trusted source of public policy input at all levels of government and the media. In 2012, she was named one of the The Hill Times’ Top 100 Lobb
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