As the health care
system is changing, the vital role of the family caregiver is slowly
receiving increased national recognition.
Family caregivers are
in care provision, health care decision makers and significant
purchasers of goods and services.
are more than 25 million family caregivers in the United States.
Until now, no one has ever assembled a national panel of
family caregivers to advise:
- Health Care Manufacturers
Safety & Security
- Legal & Financial
- Education &
on the opinions, needs, wants and
frustrations of family caregivers.
The Caregivers Advisory Panel (TCAP)
Associates, Inc., a leading health industry consulting practice,
specializing in strategic marketing and business development,
established The Caregivers Advisory Panel (TCAP) in July 2000 to
provide market research and consulting for companies and individuals
trying to develop and deliver products and services that meet the
needs of caregivers and care recipients.
Paul Alper, President and
Founder of both Alper Associates, Inc. and TCAP has over 25 years of
strategic marketing and business leadership experience in the health
industry. To learn more about Paul Alper, please CLICK
Complimenting the organization is a Board
of caregiving and research experts.The Caregivers Advisory Panel Board of Advisors
TCAP panel members are individuals from all regions of the country who
provide care or assistance to someone who needs help as a result of an
illness, disability, or the aging process. They reflect varied
democraphic characteristics and caregiving
When the Caregivers Advisory Panel sent out its first invitation
letters to family caregivers to join its panel last summer, we had a
vision of what TCAP could become:
To provide a valuable strategic resource (providing research and
consulting that drives innovation) for the manufacturers and providers
of products and services that caregivers rely on to help keep their
loved one well, safe, and comfortable - and most importantly, at
doing so, also helping create sustainable competitive advantage for
Milestones – in our short
history we have:
Became the Preferred Research
Partner of the National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA)
partnerships with Children of Aging Parents and the Well Spouse
Had thousands of caregivers
from all regions of the U.S. join TCAP.
relationships with multiple caregiver and caregiving support
organizations and companies.
Achieved just under a 70%
response rate to our first annual study – Caregiving in the
US – Needs, Issues and Insights.
a number of leading manufacturers and providers subscribe to this
retained by manufacturers and providers for proprietary research
articles written about us in the aging, trade and mainstream
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a Special Report and Data Digest for HME/DME Providers – The
TCAP as a Strategic Information Resource for Your Organization
TCAP provides current, strategic, targeted information to health care
manufacturers and service providers by conducting market research with our panel members.
How can we
help your organization achieve its strategic goals & outcomes with
family caregivers in the US?
We have a
complimentary TCAP Resource Guide
and would welcome the chance to explore the possibilities
are a full service:
(focus groups & one on one interviews)
(mail, on-line, CATI)
product evaluations with family caregivers and those they care for
development consulting practice that is:
Please call us to:
more about Caregiving
in the US – Needs, Issues and Insights
your TCAP Resource Guide or
how TCAP could provide a strategic resource and help create
sustainable competitive advantage for your organization.
The Caregivers Advisory Panel can help your company translate
caregiver needs and wants into insight for innovation and market