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Family Caregiving Through the Generations

KEYWORDS: HEALTH, LIVE NOW, COST

WHEN: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ET

WHERE: The National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 529 14th St NW, Washington, DC, 20045

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Every day, more than 40 million Americans take care of their loved ones, so they can live independently at home. A new poll by the Bipartisan Policy Center and the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement shows that most Americans are unprepared to be a family caregiver, uninformed about the cost of long-term care, and even unaware of their risk for Alzheimer’s. The majority of those surveyed say they want a family member to care for them but haven’t even had the conversation with their loved ones about what that means or how much it will cost.

Join us the morning of December 13 at the National Press Club for an important discussion on how families are coping with this growing challenge, what can be done now to support them, and the changes that need to be made to our nation’s health care system to offer more patient-centered care.


Featuring:

Sheila Burke
Fellow, BPC
Strategic Advisor, Baker Donelson

Bruce A. Chernof
President and Chief Executive Officer, The SCAN Foundation
@DrBruce_TSF

Robert J. Egge
Chief Public Policy Officer, Alzheimer’s Association
Executive Director, Alzheimer’s Impact Movement
@RobertEgge

Gail Wilensky
Co-Chair, BPC Future of Health Care Initiative
Senior Fellow, Project HOPE
Former Administrator of the Medicare and Medicaid Programs
@gailwilenskycom

Kristin Angus Westmoreland
Family Caregiver
@Kangus10

Sarita Gupta
Family Caregiver
Co-Director, Caring Across Generations
@saritasgupta

Moderated by:

Joanne Kenen
Executive Editor, Health Care, POLITICO
@JoanneKenen