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Claudia Fine, eFamilyCare CPO, Contributes to AARP Article “Fixing the Caregiving System” 

Claudia Fine, Chief Professional Officer of eFamilyCare, was recently quoted in the AARP article “Fixing the Caregiving System.” This article explores signs of increasing awareness and the variety of state, local and federal government initiatives being implemented following AARP’s May 2022 report “Real Problems, Real Solutions to the Long-Term Care Crisis.”  

Important developments touched on by the article include the introduction of a national caregiving strategy, more paid leave, financial support, paid training for family caregivers, greater outreach, and closing the inequity gap for caregivers. AARP also notes that businesses are recognizing that caregiving benefits are needed. 

“We have some employer clients who are starting to get creative in the way they try to support employee caregivers,” says Claudia, quoted in the AARP article. “eFamilyCare connects employee family caregivers with home respite care and provides care advice and referrals to community resources.” 

Claudia continues, “eFamilyCare also helps to reduce absenteeism and improve employee retention. Caregiving can create considerable stress on the job and eFamilyCare Advisers help employees learn about options and gain confidence in working with management to create mutually beneficial solutions.” 

For example, after helping an employee locate a dementia day program for her mother, an eFamilyCare Adviser coached the caregiver on how to request accommodations from her supervisor that enabled her to balance her work and caregiving responsibilities with less stress. The caregiver had planned to take a leave of absence to care for her mother. eFamilyCare was able to provide a better option that met both the needs of the caregiver and her mother.  

About eFamilyCare 

eFamilyCare is an online family caregiving service that connects you with expert care advisors dedicated to helping you care for your loved ones. Their care advisors help members build a personalized plan that provides ongoing support for family caregiving. eFamilyCare’s Co-Founder, Dr. Eric Rackow (President of NYU Hospitals Center) saw first-hand the need to better support family caregivers of patients who were unnecessarily experiencing frequent hospitalizations. His insights led him to develop a unique model of complex chronic care management and homecare solutions nationwide. His story, like the other founders of eFamilyCare, helped to create the first-ever digital platform to connect family caregivers to medical experts anytime, anywhere. 

About AARP 

AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation’s largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit, or follow @AARP, @AARPenEspanol and @AARPadvocates, @AliadosAdelante on social media.