There are nearly 18 million people in the US regularly providing care to an older loved one who needs assistance. These family caregivers frequently perform heroic tasks, but are often invisible in our health care system and receive little preparation and support.
Recognizing the critical role that family caregivers play, The John A. Hartford Foundation is committed to transforming our health care and long-term services and supports systems to meet the needs of family caregivers.
Our grantmaking in this area will:
- Build on the state-of-the science and best evidence to promote models of care and best practices;
- Create large-scale change in partnership with national efforts; and
- Raise awareness among policy makers, health system leaders and the public to drive change.