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2022

Press Release: Family Caregivers Want Drug Approved for Hallucinations and Delusions (6/17/2022)

CAN CEO, John Schall, testified in front of the FDA’s Psychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory Committee in support of approving Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s supplemental new drug application for NUPLAZID to treat the hallucinations and delusions associated with Alzheimer’s Disease psychosis. If approved, the drug would be the first therapy for the treatment of these behaviors associated with Alzheimer’s-related psychosis. 

Press Release: CAN CEO John Schall Participates in Discussion of Challenges of Getting a Timely Diagnosis for Alzheimer’s Disease (5/4/2022)

Timely diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is critical to providing better Alzheimer’s care. For this reason, PatientView, with sponsorship from Novo Nordisk, is pleased to publish today a report containing the results of new research, entitled: ‘Tackling the challenges of getting a timely diagnosis for Alzheimer’s disease’.

CAN Opposes CMS’ Decision Regarding Monoclonal Antibodies Directed Against Amyloid for Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease (4/18/2022)

Representing millions of family caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease, Caregiver Action Network (CAN) is strongly disappointed with CMS’ decision regarding Coverage with Evidence Development (CED) for potential life-changing Alzheimer's drugs. 

#RareCaregiverAnd: Honoring Those Caring for a Loved One with a Rare Disease (2/17/2022)

Each year, World Rare Disease Day is celebrated on February 28th (or 29th in leap years)—the rarest day of the year. This is a global movement to raise awareness for people living with a rare disease, their families, and caregivers. This year, CAN invites you to celebrate with #RareCaregiverAnd

2021

National Family Caregivers Month: A Time to Honor Those Caring for a Loved One (11/8/2021)

National Family Caregivers Month – celebrated each November – is a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country. Caregiver Action Network (CAN), the nation’s leading family caregiver organization, selects each year’s theme for National Family Caregivers Month and spearheads the celebration of National Family Caregivers Month nationally.

Community Care Corps Funds Volunteer Models to Aid Struggling Caregivers, Older Adults, and Persons with Disabilities (9/7/2021)

Community Care Corps is pleased to announce the funding of innovative local models nationwide using volunteers to help family caregivers, older adults, and persons with disabilities with non-medical services to maintain independence in their own homes. Community Care Corps is awarding grants totaling $2.85 million to 33 innovative local models nationwide.  126 organizations responded to the 2021 Request for Proposals to receive funds for their models.

Caregiver Action Network Launches New Web Resource for Helping a Loved One with Day-to-Day Activities (8/4/2021)

Being a caregiver is stressful. When you add in helping their loved ones with many of their day-to-day activities, it can become overwhelming. Most family caregivers need to assist their loved ones with activities of daily living (ADLs)—eating, bathing/showering, dressing, mobility, and using the toilet. For someone caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, assisting with these types of activities may be happening more often.

Caregiver Action Network Announces New Digital Tool for Caregiver of Loved Ones With Dementia (7/13/2021)

Caregivers of loved ones with dementia are about to get more help thanks to Caregiver Action Network (CAN). CAN is launching a new digital tool, Lighting Your Way: Dealing With the Behavioral Symptoms of Your Loved One’s Dementia, to help caregivers better understand some of the symptoms that can accompany dementia and what can be done about them.

Caregiver Action Network Announces New Resource for Families of Loved Ones with Heart Failure (6/8/2021)

Hearing that a loved one has been diagnosed with heart failure brings fear, stress, and a whole lot of questions. Caregiver Action Network has developed a new resource, the Heart Failure Caregiver Navigator, to help those caring for a loved one with heart failure navigate the diagnosis and feel better equipped to handle it.

2020

Struggling with Caring for a Loved One Who Suffered a Stroke? CAN Has Something New for You! (2020)

Caregiver Action Network (CAN), the nation’s leading family caregiver organization, is pleased to announce the launch of Stroke Caregiver GPS – a brand new resource for family caregivers of loved ones who have had a stroke.

National Family Caregivers Month: A Time to Honor Those Caring for a Loved One (11/2020)

National Family Caregivers Month -- celebrated each November -- is a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country. Caregiver Action Network (CAN), the nation's leading family caregiver organization, selects each year's theme for National Family Caregivers Month and spearheads the celebration of National Family Caretivers Month nationally. It's a difficult year to be a caregiver. The theme for 2020's National Family Caregivers Month is "Caregiving in Crisis." During NFC Month 2020, CAN will be addressing the new realities family caregivers face with their loved ones during these uncertain times.

New Study Shows Strong Benefits from Direct Support for Family Caregivers: Measurable Improvement in Reducing Caregiver Stress and Isolation During COVID-19 (10/26/2020)

Caregiver Action Network and Carallel are proud to release the Caregiver Support Program Study, a new study that measured the impact of a robust program of caregiver support on family caregivers’ stress, burnout, feelings of isolation, general well-being, and confidence in their ability to care for their loved ones. 

Caregiver Action Network Announces CareAcademy’s Helen Adeosun As New Member of Board of Directors (10/8/2020)

Caregiver Action Network (CAN), the nation’s leading family caregiving organization, recently announced its newest board member at the annual board meeting. Helen Adeosun, EdM the Founder and CEO of CareAcademy, a provider of advanced caregiver training and compliance solutions for the Home Care industry, joins the board effective immediately.

Community Care Corps Funds Volunteer Programs to Aid Struggling Caregivers, Older Adults, and Persons with Disabilities (6/7/2020)

Community Care Corps is announcing the grantees of a new and unprecedented program to help older adults, persons with disabilities, and family caregivers. This momentous leap forward will help countless people and will have a lasting impact not just on the families and individuals served, but also on those who serve their community as volunteers.

Community Care Corps Issues Request for Proposals (1/15/2020)

Community Care Corps has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for innovative local models in which volunteers assist family caregivers or directly assist older adults or adults with disabilities with non-medical care in order to maintain their independence. The RFP is now available and can be found at www.CommunityCareCorps.org.

2019

Caregiver Action Network Assembles Winning Team for National Volunteer Care Corps (9/11/2019)

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) awarded a five-year cooperative agreement to the team that Caregiver Action Network (CAN) assembled to establish a National Volunteer Care Corps. CAN, the nation’s leading family caregiver organization, put together the winning team that includes the Oasis Institute, the National Association for Area Agencies on Aging (N4A), and Altarum Institute. This team will launch a national program to foster innovative models in which local volunteers assist family caregivers, older adults, or persons with disabilities with nonmedical care in their own homes in order to maintain their independence.

2018

Rep. Lujan Grisham Signature Care Corps Grants Passed & Funded
Celebration of Lifelong Effort to Support Caregivers, Seniors & Individuals with Disabilities
(9/26/2018)

The House of Representatives voted to pass the fiscal year 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) appropriations bill, which included $5 million in funding for Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s signature Care Corps grants. These grants would place volunteers in communities to provide non-medical services to seniors and individuals with disabilities so that they can continue to live independently in their homes and communities.

Caregiver Action Network Launches Family Caregiver ECHO® to Provide Family Caregivers in Medically Underserved Areas with Interactive Online Mentoring and Support (6/25/2018)

CAN announced today the launch of Family Caregiver ECHO®, a new program that will provide family caregivers in globally underserved areas with the opportunity to receive real-time, face-to-face online training and support in a virtual classroom.

Caregiver Action Network Honors Mental Health Awareness Month with Website for Families of Loved Ones with Mental Health Issues  (5/22/2018)

Today Caregiver Action Network is launching a brand new website, Blueprint for Families of a Loved One with Mental Health Issues, to help families address some of the challenges they face when caring for a mentally ill family member.

Planning for the Nation’s Family Caregiving Needs – the RAISE Act Passed (1/9/2018)

CAN has been tirelessly advocating for passage of the RAISE Act for years because it will help make a difference in the lives of millions of family caregivers across the country.

2017

Caregiver Action Network Releases 10 Tips for Family Caregivers Infographic (8/24/2017)

CAN is very excited to announce the release of their new 10 Tips for Family Caregivers infographic.

Caregiver Action Network Announces Caregiver Lunch & Learn Series: Shared Decision Making for Family Caregivers for Little Rock Residents (8/16/2017)

CAN will conduct a Lunch & Learn workshop entitled "Family Caregivers Matter: Shared Decision Making for Family Caregivers" in Little Rock, Arkansas on September 9, 2017.

Caregiver Action Network Receives $250,000 Engagement Award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (1/11/2017)

Caregiver Action Network (CAN) has been approved for a Eugene Washington Engagement Award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

2016

Take Care to Give Care: Caregiver Action Network and Abbott Share the Importance of Staying Well-Nourished for Better Health (11/10/2016)

There are more than 90 million caregivers in America, and research has shown that they often sacrifice their own health when caring for their loved ones. Because getting the right nutrition is the foundation of health, Caregiver Action Network (CAN) and Abbott, are raising awareness this National Family Caregivers Month on the importance of good nutrition for both caregivers and those receiving care.

Caregiver Action Network Announces Alliance with Sunovion to Raise Awareness of COPD and to Support COPD Patients and Caregivers (10/31/2016)

Caregiver Action Network (CAN), the nation's leading family caregiver organization, announced today an alliance with Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Sunovion) to help raise awareness of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), highlight the burden of the disease and support patients and their caregivers.