Posts by Andrea Kuwik

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Caregiving & COVID-19

In a new brief, we examine several of the more prominent, observable, and immediate challenges faced by Colorado caregivers as a result of COVID- 19.

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2020 Caregiving Recommendations

A three-pronged approach is needed to address current holes in the network of supports available to Colorado’s unpaid caregivers.

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Caregiving in Colorado: An Overview of the Bell’s Recent Work

Since the release of the Respite Care Task Force's recommendations in 2016, the Bell has assisted on efforts to implement these changes and raise awareness about the growing need to support caregivers.

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Caregiving in Colorado: 2020 & Beyond

Proactive and intentional public policy that recognizes the value and worth of caregiving for older adults will be necessary to create a stronger, healthier, and more secure future for families throughout the state.

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Budget Cuts You Might Have Missed

Many of the programs up for reduction are relatively small, but their collective impact is anything but. They fund essential functions, patch and expand a network of preventative services, and are tailored to the needs of communities across the state.

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Q&A with Meghan Kluth on Caregiving During COVID-19

The increased care responsibilities many of us have as a result of COVID-19 aren't new for thousands of Coloradans. Meghan Kluth from Easterseals Colorado to learn what the current crisis means for unpaid caregivers and lessons for future work.

Direct Care Workers In the Time of COVID-19

The current COVID-19 outbreak is spotlighting both the value of our direct care workforce and long-standing failings in how we support these workers.

Policymaking With the Whole Family in Mind

When we embrace policies that reflect the diversity of our families, we create an environment that allows Coloradans across our state to thrive.

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Universal Portable Benefits State Scan

Colorado has already taken some action to develop its own unique universal portable benefits system, but we can, and must, do more. Learning from other states can help.

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2020 Policy Proposals: Sanders on Long-Term Care

The way older Coloradans pay for long-term services and supports isn't working. Sen. Bernie Sanders thinks there's a way to fix that.