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Wed, Oct 25



Paying Family Caregivers: A call to action from TJC and TDC (11:00 AM)

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Paying Family Caregivers: A call to action from TJC and TDC (11:00 AM)
Paying Family Caregivers: A call to action from TJC and TDC (11:00 AM)

Time & Location

Oct 25, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM


About the event

Many of our loved ones need caregiver assistance in order to remain at home in the community. This includes people of all ages with many different types of disabilities and care needs. As many families know, there is a dire shortage of professional caregivers in both home and institutional settings, made worse by the pandemic. This means caregiving needs fall back on family members more and more. Sometimes family members must give up their jobs at great cost to the family. TennCare is the major source of payment for professional caregivers in our state, but it provides only very limited support for family caregivers. In fact, AARP has ranked Tennesse's support for family caregivers at 51 out of 51. We are the worst state in the nation when it comes to supporting family caregivers. With your help, Tennessee Disability Coalition and Tennessee Justice Center are pushing to change this. A new campaign, supported with funding from the Special Olympics, seeks reform of state policies to provide financial support for family caregivers. Join us for this webinar to learn about the campaign, how it may affect you, and how you can help it succeed.

Presented by Jeff Strand, Coordinator of Government and External Affairs at TDC; Tonya Bowman, Family Resource Specialist at Family Voices of TN; and Vanessa Zapata, Director of Health Policy and Advocacy at TJC

We are hosting two sessions on October 25, 2023. Register for the session that works best with your schedule!

Wednesday, October 25th at 11:00am CST / 12:00pm EST

Early Session

Wednesday, October 25th at 5:30pm CST / 6:30pm EST

Later Session

If you have more questions about this policy push, please email Jeff Strand at

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