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.



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:  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.