Family Caregivers as a Health Care Workforce: Innovations and Investment Across Policy and Business

One-fifth of the U.S. workforce is comprised of family caregivers, whose unpaid contributions include nearly 24 hours of care per week, on average, and amount to nearly $600 billion. As populations age across the globe and in the U.S., and governments strive to meet growing demand for home and community-based services, the role of family caregivers has never been more critical. However, nearly one-third of family caregivers have voluntarily left a job due to caregiving responsibilities, and many face compounding stress when caring for individuals living with Alzheimer’s and related dementias, a trend that will surge in the coming decades. During this program, Manatt will lead an interactive discussion on cross-sectoral efforts from federal and state governments, businesses, investors, and long-term care advocates to unlock the potential of, and better support for, family caregivers. 

Key topics include:

  • Policy overview and updates regarding the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers
  • Innovations in Family Caregiver experience: earning income, accessing benefits, training, support, community and data connectivity
  • Perspectives from forward thinking businesses offering employer-based caregiver benefits
  • State policy investments to recognize family caregivers’ essential role in supporting long-term services and supports (LTSS) recipients’ independence and participation in the community


  • Carol Raphael, National Advisor, Manatt Health (moderator)
  • Caroline Servat, Manager, Manatt Health
  • Kari Benson, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aging, Administration for Community Living, HHS
  • Dave Jacobs, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Homethrive
  • Abby Levy, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Primetime Partners
  • Martha Villanigro-Santiago, Owner/Advocate, Aging and Moving Forward, LLC

Date and Time

Wednesday, June 5
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET

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This program does not constitute legal advice, nor does it establish an attorney-client relationship. Views expressed by presenters are strictly their own and should not be construed to be the views of Manatt or attributed to Manatt.



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