The most important thing for caregivers, and the family members we/they care for, is an occasional break so we can have social interaction outside the home. To take a break we need backup assistance from time-to-time that we can count on. Independent Living Centers (CILs?) have provided no assistance in this regard. Shouldn't that be one of their core functions? What do CILs do--just advocacy?
At any rate, we need a CURRENT and regularly updated national database of skilled caring caregivers who have received some training and are willing and able to help relieve the daily grind of care giving at a reasonable cost and without all the red tape we get from home health care agencies.