About the Take Care Community
A recent study from the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) and AARP found that the United States has 9.5 million more family caregivers now than in 2015, encompassing more than one in five. “Caregiving in the U.S. 2020” also revealed that caregivers are in overall worse health than five years ago. As caregivers face the COVID-19 pandemic with greater risk in managing government orders to stay at home and isolate, the need for caregiving resources is growing.
This platform, a collaboration between the National Alliance for Caregiving and the Adira Foundation, provides support to caregivers by offering meaningful resources for caregivers, by caregivers. The site allows caregiver stakeholders to submit resources that support caregivers’ needs through a collaborative content platform. The website will seek feedback from visitors on the COVID-19 Caregiving Framework, developed by NAC and Adira, that reflects the reality of caregiving during a crisis and beyond and that ensures the content improves and grows in the direction caregivers need.
Take Care Community Leadership
Caregivers need high quality, easy to access resources that reduce decision fatigue, and allow them to better engage with the supports they need to improve their quality of life.
A central library of online caregiving resources, designed and tended by those who live these struggles day in, day out, is a dream,” he said. “How something so foundational doesn’t already exist surprises us. We believe the common community is what will see us through to better places. Nothing is more common amongst those dealing with complex conditions than caregiving. We couldn’t be happier than to give liftoff to such a vital resource.