ERIC Number: ED468450
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-May-17
Reference Count: N/A
Family Caregiving and the Older American Act: Caring for the Caregiver. Hearing before the Special Committee on Aging. United States Senate, One Hundred Seventh Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Special Committee on Aging.
This is the report of a congressional hearing on the new National Family Caregiver Support Program. First, it looks at this new program before it is fully implemented in the states and assesses how the states are setting up their programs. Second, it examines whether the States are receiving the clear and effective guidance they need from the Federal Administration on Aging regarding the program's implementation. Testimony includes statements and prepared statements of five senators and three panels. Panel I consists of the Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aging, Administration on Aging, United States Department of Health and Human Services. Panel II is composed of statements of a member of the board of directors of the Jim "Catfish" Hunter ALS Foundation in Hartford, North Carolina, and a family caregiver in Boise, Idaho. Panel III consists of statements of the president of the National Family Caregivers Association, Kensington, Maryland; executive director of Older Women's League, Washington, DC; and executive director of Cenla Area Agency on Aging, Inc., Alexandria, Louisiana. Appendixes include the statements of the National Association on State Units on Aging and of Generations United. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Aging (Individuals), Caregiver Role, Counseling, Family Caregivers, Federal Legislation, Federal State Relationship, Government Role, Hearings, Helping Relationship, Program Implementation, Social Networks, Social Support Groups, State Programs
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402-0001. For full text: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=107_sen ate_hearings&docid=f:73599.pdf.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Special Committee on Aging.