Eldercare Voices: Building Platforms for America’s Family Caregivers
Victoria Walker, MD
caregivercorps.org – provides more background about the project and a link to subscribe to our monthly newsletter. The website also provides downloadable templates you can use as starting points for a submission to a Platform Committee or Resolutions Committee in your state. There’s also an overview guide that explains how to classify your state party situation and decide what language will work best.
Working together – state by state, platform by platform – we can bring about the changes that will recognize and better meet the needs of our country’s dedicated family caregivers.
Victoria Walker, MD, is the National Coordinator of the Family Caregiver Platform Project. Dr. Walker is Chief Medical and Quality Officer for the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, the largest non-profit provider of long-term care and senior services in the U.S. She began her career as a family practice physician in a small Midwestern community. After several years providing community care, Dr. Walker shifted to working as medical director of a psychiatric hospital, where she focused on caring for those with dementia and challenging neuropsychiatric symptoms and advanced illness care. Dr. Walker is a Clinical Associate Professor in the departments of Family Medicine and Geriatrics at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine and is an APSA Congressional Health and Aging Policy Fellow.