Recently Established Council Will Guide National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers
Jisella Dolan, Global Chief Advocacy Officer at Home Instead, Inc., has been appointed to the RAISE Family Caregiving Advisory Council by the Administration for Community Living. The council, established under the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act, will help support the development of a national family caregiving strategy.
Specifically, the council is responsible for advising the Secretary of Health and Human Services on methods for family caregiving and caregiver support. The new strategy will advise actions for governments, care providers and communities to support family caregivers, and improve the coordination across federal government programs to help advance a national family caregiving plan.
“I am honored to be a part of this council to support family caregivers across the country,” said Dolan. “I am honored to bring my personal experience as a family caregiver, together with my role at Home Instead and my passion for helping family caregivers, to this council. I look forward to working to advance policies and best practices that support our nation’s working family caregivers.”
At Home Instead, Dolan leads a team that advocates for older adults and their families and champions initiatives that advance quality care standards. Dolan also serves on the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Health and Health Care and as the Home Instead Chief Strategy Officer to the World Economic Forum. Dolan also serves on the Women’s Leadership Council for WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s.
“We are incredibly proud that Jisella has been chosen to be part of a such an important committee that will support the development and implementation of a national caregiving strategy,” said Jeff Huber, President and CEO of Home Instead, Inc. “The 40 million family caregivers in the U.S. are going to benefit greatly from her knowledge, compassion and personal experience.”