The Mass Caregiving Initiative was created to support caregivers in their communities and workplaces by partnering with the public and private sectors to drive innovation in the Commonwealth.
The Initiative has three focus areas:
Employers – The Massachusetts Caregiver Coalition emphasizes helping employers support their employees who are family caregivers. Launched more than a year ago in partnership with the Mass Business Roundtable and others, it continues its work to drive public/private collaboration in order to recognize, honor, and support caregivers.
Community - We are working with partners such as the Executive Office of Elder Affairs and Mass Home Care to address the needs of caregivers and their supporting communities.
Innovation - working with partners to highlight solutions that leaders and organizations can use to lessen caregiver stress and support caregivers. This includes an Innovations in Caregiving Webinar Series that will publicize research data and highlight innovative approaches, products, and services that respond to the data points and empower caregivers.
Innovations in Caregiving: COVID, Caregiver Intensity, and Mental Health - moving from data to action to support unpaid caregivers February 11, 2021 | Recording