According to The Huffington Post, the AARP Forum on Family Caregiving held in Washington, DC, on July 8 spotlighted the largely ignored issue of family care and potential policies that will offer solutions and funding. Several lawmakers spoke on a panel about efforts to help bring caregiving more awareness and a coordinated national strategy. “Lujan Grisham [D-NM] has introduced a House Bill to create a National Care Corp. In the spirit of President John F. Kennedy's Peace Corp, Lujan Grisham's Care Corp would mobilize volunteers to care for the elderly and disabled, enabling them to live independently in their own homes. Care Corp volunteers would receive health benefits and an educational award to be used toward tuition or educational loans.” Other proposals impacting the growing issues of caregiving are currently being introduced to Congress as well.
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Information available for caregivers of brain tumor patients include the ABTA’s online Caregiver Resource Center and Caregiver Handbook.