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    Georgia Structured Family Caregiving Eligibility Defined

    Structured Family Caregiving is a Medicaid program that helps beneficiaries safely remain in their homes, through payments and other support services. “Navigating Georgia Structured Family Caregiving can often seem like a daunting task,” says Melissa Comeau, Careforth’s Director of Care Management. “However, with guidance and support, one can better understand the process, handle…

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  • A person with arms outstretched in front of the ocean, giving the sense of accomplishment in caregiving advocacy.

    Caregiving 101: How To Be Your Own Caregiver Advocate

    In most caregiving journeys, there will come a time when caregivers must advocate for themselves or for the person for whom they care. “Moments of advocacy may look different in every caregiving journey,” said Phuong (Diane) Slawson, a Care Management Lead at Careforth. “Situations can range from advocating for better educational services for…

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  • Caregiver Journey Spotlight: Jennifer & Donna’s Story

    The following shares the story of Donna and her Caregiver Journey. The Careforth team thanks Donna for her openness to share her experience so that others who identify with her may take similar steps to build support and connections in their own journey. Donna always knew she would play the role of caregiver…

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    Cold Weather, Illness, and Caregiving: 3 Tips to Help Protect Caregiver Health This Season 

    Winter is historically a challenging time for family caregiving with the threat of serious health risks to older adults from illness, which often sees a rise during these colder months. “This time period may be especially difficult for caregivers and their loved ones,” says Rachel Chastain, Manager, Careforth Care Management. “The threat of…

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  • A caregiver under stress

    3 Ways to Strengthen Caregiver Mental Health

    Being a caregiver often comes with many anxieties and challenges that one must navigate. Sometimes these outcomes can affect a caregiver’s mental health. Caregiving often results in chronic stress, which negatively impacts a caregiver’s physical and mental health. Moreover, nearly 33% of unpaid caregivers reported experiencing mental or behavioral health symptoms such as…

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  • Family caregivers and advocates in front of The Capitol in Washington, D.C.

    Caregiver Nation: A Pivotal Moment for Family Caregiving in the U.S.

    This year’s National Family Caregivers Month signifies a crucial turning point in the history of family caregiving policies and awareness. From advancements at the state level to federal initiatives, there’s a growing commitment to addressing the needs of our nation’s 53 million family caregivers. This positive shift is long overdue. The demands placed…

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  • A Thank You Letter to Family Caregivers

    In celebration of National Family Caregivers Month (NFCM), Careforth President and CEO Matt Marek shared his appreciation for family caregivers across the nation in a letter. The letter from Matt appeared in the Boston Globe, Hartford Courant, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and the Indianapolis Star.  Matt welcomes you to join Careforth in supporting the 53 million family…

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    The Caregiver Journey: Connections with Careforth’s Care Team

    This November’s National Family Caregivers Month (NFCM) is centered around connectedness. Our Careforth team is committed to connecting with you and surrounding you with the support you need to feel confident in your care. One way we support caregivers is through the lived experiences of our care managers and caregiver support team, as…

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