Division of Digital and Informational Technologies

Advances in digital and informational technologies have created opportunities to support family caregivers.    Technological advances involving voice, assistive, financial, and cognitive technologies have helped to remove barriers and have enhanced support and the delivery of services to family caregivers.   In particular, health tracking tools, medication reminders, personal emergency response systems, wireless home monitoring, software applications, and support communities have reduced the burden on family caregivers, and improved the quality of care they provide to their care-recipients.  With recent innovations involving artificial intelligence and virtual reality technologies there will be continued reduction on the burden experienced by long-distance family caregivers.    It is the mission of the Caregiver Coalition Fund of America’s Division of Digital and Informational Technologies to spearhead advances in the above-mentioned fields and to provide family caregivers with reliable access to these technologies.


Mission Statement

Consistent with the mission of the Caregiver Coalition Fund of America, the Division of Digital and Informational Technologies supports programs and services devoted to providing caregivers with ease of access and reliable technological support.  In this regard, the Division focuses on established and emerging cloud-based and virtual technologies that empower family caregivers.  The Division also focuses on technological literacy to help ensure that caregivers can best utilize qualitative and quantitative information as they assist their care-recipients.


News For Family Caregivers

An important service provided by the Caregiver Coalition Fund of America (CareCFA) is to provide reliable and valued information to family caregivers.  This information may include scientific and technological advances that may be of importance to family caregivers as well as information from various news services.  CareCFA will periodically add news features to this page; therefore, please bookmark this page for easy access.  If you have any information that you would like CareCFA to consider adding to our News page, please e-mail us at: News@carecfa.org.  Thank you.


News For February 28, 2024


Credit for Caring Act of 2024 (S. 3702)

The Credit for Caring Act of 2024 is a bipartisan initiative aimed at supporting approximately 70 million Americans who provide financial care for family members. These caregivers play a crucial role within our healthcare community.

As of this writing (February 25, 2024), the Credit for Caring Act of 2024 is in the legislative process.  It was introduced in the 118th Congress by Senator Michael F. Bennet on January 31, 2024.  If passed, the bill would provide a nonrefundable federal tax credit to working family caregivers who incur caregiving expenses exceeding $2,000 during the taxable year.   The credit would cover 30% of qualified expenses up to a maximum of $5,000.  For taxable years beginning after 2024, the dollar amount may be adjusted for inflation.  The bill has been referred to the Committee on Finance.