Rosalynn Carter Remembered for Her Compassion and Dedication to Family Caregivers

Rosalynn Carter Remembered for Dedication to Family Caregivers

Caregiver Action Network was saddened to learn about the passing of Rosalynn Carter. The Former First Lady was a fierce advocate for family caregivers nationwide. She also made significant contributions to causes like mental health care. Additionally, she championed human rights and social justice. She famously said there are four kinds of people. These include those who have been caregivers. Additionally, those who are currently caregivers and those who will be caregivers. Finally, those who will need caregivers.

“Rosalynn Carter will be remembered for her compassion and dedication to family caregivers,” said CAN CEO Marvell Adams Jr. “We thank her for her lifelong commitment to promoting the health, strength, and resilience of millions of family caregivers across the country.”

In 1987, she established The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers. RCI fulfills its promise to champion the family caregiver by building cross-sector partnerships, leading research projects and strategic initiatives, developing and implementing evidence-based programs, and advocating for public policy.  The Former First Lady started her own caregiver journey when she was 13 by caring for her father with cancer.

Supporting Family Caregivers Nationwide

Caregiver Action Network (CAN) is the nation’s leading family caregiver organization. They work to improve the quality of life for over 90 million Americans. These individuals care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age. CAN leads in elevating awareness. They highlight needs and drive policy efforts. Their focus positively impacts healthcare’s largest workforce, the family caregiver.

CAN serves a wide range of family caregivers. This includes families of children with special needs. They also support families and friends of wounded soldiers. Additionally, they assist neighborhoods supporting couples dealing with MS diagnoses. Finally, they help adult children care for parents with Alzheimer’s disease.CAN, also known as the National Family Caregivers Association (EIN 52-1780405), is a nonprofit organization. They provide education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers nationwide at no cost.