AARP with the National Alliance for Caregiving released the Caregiving in the U.S. 2020 report. The number of Americans providing unpaid care has increased in the past 5 years by 3% from 43.5 million to 53 million. More Americans report they are caring for more than one person, having difficulty coordinating care, caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia and experiencing a decline in their own health. Volunteers across the country assisting older adults, adults with disabilities and family caregivers with simple tasks and companionship can help reduce the stress on family caregivers and care recipients. Learn about the role Oasis plays in building a national corps of volunteers to assist with caregiving services. Visit the Community Care Corps website for more information.
Funding Opportunities and Community Care Corps Grantees
Community Care Corps is pleased to offer funding of innovative local models nationwide using volunteers to help family caregivers, older adults, and adults with disabilities with nonmedical services to maintain independence in their own homes.
The grantee organizations implement local community models that use volunteers to provide nonmedical, yet critical, assistance enabling family caregivers, older adults and adults with disabilities to continue living independently in community settings. Services range from transportation, shopping, running errands, home maintenance and repair to teaching the use of technology to reduce feelings of isolation connecting individuals with loved ones and to increase access to needed medical care. To see the list of grantees, go to the Grantees tab of the Community Care Corps website.