Caregiving News Roundup | January 1-7, 2023

Katie Wilkinson
Reviewed by
Max Mayblum
,
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)®
Get this week's caregiving headlines about a research grant awarded to CareVirtue and AARP Michigan's legislative priorities.
Published
January 6, 2023
Last updated
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Caregiving News Roundup | January 1-7, 2023

Katie Wilkinson
Reviewed by
Max Mayblum
,
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)®
Get this week's caregiving headlines about a research grant awarded to CareVirtue and AARP Michigan's legislative priorities.
Published
January 6, 2023
Last updated
1
min read
News
Caregiving News Roundup | January 1-7, 2023

In recent years, caregiving has entered the national spotlight significantly, focusing on the massive economic costs of people providing unpaid care to their loved ones. Each week, we round up the latest articles about the state of the care economy. This week, January 1 to January 7, 2023, we look at a research grant awarded to CareVirtue and AARP Michigan's legislative priorities for 2023.


$2.1M Research Grant to Develop Legal and Financial Planning Tools For Caregivers

CareVirtue has been awarded a $2.1 Million Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institute on Aging to help develop new legal and financial planning features for CareVirtue's platform for family dementia caregivers. Using this grant, CareVirtue plans to conduct a national field trial of their new legal and financial planning tools to make sure that these solutions are validated and valuable for all family dementia caregivers.

Read more in Digital Journal >>


Boosting Alternatives to Nursing Homes Takes Center Stage in Legislature

Alternatives to nursing facility care have grown in Michigan, including more small-house nursing homes (facilities with 10 to 12 residents). Still, AARP Michigan hopes to see these options expand during the state's legislative season. In this article, AARP highlights the issues they're focused on and policy recommendations for 2023. For instance, the legislature must use American Rescue Plan money by March 2025. With it, AARP hopes to see support for options like the federal-state Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) and the MI Choice program. AARP also supports a proposal to address the shortage of direct care workers by addressing pay and benefits, job satisfaction, high turnover, and training.

Learn more on AARP >>
See the 2023 State Legislative Session Calendar here >>

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Katie Wilkinson

Katie Wilkinson

Katie Wilkinson is the Head of Marketing at Givers. Watching her dad take care of her mom when she was sick gave her a front-row seat to witness the weight of being an unpaid caregiver. Katie is passionate about the intersection of healthcare and technology, and making sure that unpaid family caregivers get the care and compensation they deserve.

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