Time Counts is an Embracing CarersTM call to action which increases visibility of the caregivers’ role in supporting a loved one and raises awareness of how one can best support them. Embracing Carers™ is asking individuals to give their time to provide connection and support to a caregiver in their lives.
Once seen as a personal and private matter in family life, unpaid caregiving has become one of the most important social and economic policy issues worldwide. IACO members are working collaboratively and independently to raise awareness of carers, identify and disseminate best practices and enhance carer well-being. Together we will:
Facilitate international advocacy
to advance programs, policies, and legislation that support caregiver well-being.
of the role and needs of carers as an international issue.
Promote the sharing
of best practices in caregiving programs between countries.
Encourage and provide assistance
to countries interested in developing family carer organizations.
The terms caregiver, family caregiver and carer are used interchangeably by IACO members.
For more information, contact the Administrator, IACO c/o National Alliance for Caregiving, Washington, DC USA firstname.lastname@example.org+1 301-718-8444.