Family Caregiver Alliance

Ini adalah sebuah organisasi/ website yang penting untuk kita semua. Tak kiralah samada sebagai orang yang menjaga pesakit secara langsung atau ahli keluarga yang lain.Dalam kesibukan harian, kita selalu terlupa tentang penderitaan mereka yang dipanggil sebagai ‘caregiver’ ini.Di Malaysia ni ada ke organisasi yang sebegini? Kalau ada tolong beritau ye.Laman webnya ialah di http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/home.jsp    
 

 

Who We Are

Founded in 1977, Family Caregiver Alliance was the first community-based nonprofit organization in the country (USA) to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home. FCA now offers programs at national, state and local levels to support and sustain caregivers.

History
More than 25 years ago, a small task force of families and community leaders in San Francisco came together to create support services for those struggling to provide long term care for a loved one who did not “fit” into traditional health systems: adults with Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, Parkinson’s, traumatic brain injuries and other debilitating disorders. The diagnoses were different, but the families shared common challenges: isolation, lack of information, few community resources, and drastic changes in family roles.

The task force’s early efforts had three lasting results: the formation of Family Caregiver Alliance; the genesis of a statewide network of Caregiver Resource Centers; and the beginnings of a national movement to recognize the immense contribution of family caregivers to the long-term health care of the ill and elderly in our country.

National, State and Local Programs
In 2001, FCA established the National Center on Caregiving to advance the development of high-quality, cost effective programs and policies for caregivers in every state in the country. FCA serves as the lead agency in California’s statewide system of Caregiver Resource Centers and operates the Bay Area Caregiver Resource Center, in the six-county San Francisco Bay Area.

FCA is a public voice for caregivers, illuminating the daily challenges they face, offering them the assistance they so desperately need and deserve, and championing their cause through education, services, research and advocacy.