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Lynn Friss Feinberg

Lynn Friss Feinberg was a senior strategic policy advisor at the AARP Public Policy Institute. Her areas of expertise include family caregiving, long-term care, dementia care, and home care quality.
Self-direction allows individuals to have greater choice over the services and supports they receive, including hiring and managing their own paid caregivers and purchasing items to live more independently at home.
These actions can enable relationships between family caregivers and long-term facility residents during the spread of COVID-19.
A senior man walks on a trail with his adult son, who is his caregiver.
The value of unpaid family care is huge. Although policy change is underway, more robust action is needed to support caregiving families.
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