Family Caregiver Integrative Well-Being Program

The purpose of the Family Caregiver Integrative Well-Being Program is to increase the awareness, availability and application of integrative well-being practices to positively impact the lives of family caregivers.  Family Caregivers Integrative Well-Being Program, family caregivers will be afforded opportunities to access integrative well-being practitioners with expertise in a variety of disciplines; including, acupuncture, cooking to promote well-being, counseling, exercise, guided imagery, massage therapy, meditation, nutrition, and yoga.  Further, through online videos, webinars and blogs, practitioners provide information to caregivers that may help them prioritize self-care into their daily lives.  

It is a fundamental premise of the Caregiver Coalition Fund of America that the support of a family caregiver's well-being should involve a holistic approach that addresses each caregiver's immediate and long-term needs.  CareCFA's Family Caregiver Integrative Well-Being Program strives to help family caregivers meet their self-care needs and to promote sustainable well-being.  As a result of this philosophy, CareCFA has adopted the defining principles of Duke University's Integrative Medicine Program.  These principles are paraphrased as follows:


  • family caregivers and practitioners are partners in promoting and sustaining well-being;
  • factors that influence well-being are taken into consideration;
  • the promotion of well-being considers the whole person, including body, mind and spirit in the context of the Care Community;
  • practitioners utilize appropriate sciences to facilitate an individual's promotion of well-being;
  • practitioners promote the utilization of holistic interventions that are natural and are as noninvasive as possible in the promotion of well-being;
  • CareCFA's Family Caregiver Integrative Well-Being Program is evidence-based and open to new models that promote well-being;
  • the promotion of well-being is individualized to meet the caregiver's unique needs and circumstances;
  • practitioners that promote caregiver well-being adhere to the above-mentioned principles and engage in self-exploration and self-development.