Lynn Friss Feinberg, MSW

Senior Strategic Policy Advisor

Areas of Expertise

Family caregiving, long-term care, dementia care, home care quality, consumer direction, workforce, care coordination.

Lynn Friss-Feinberg, AARP

Lynn Friss Feinberg, MSW


Lynn Friss Feinberg is a senior strategic policy advisor with AARP’s Public Policy Institute. Her work focuses on family caregiving and long-term care issues.

Prior to coming to AARP in February 2011, she was the first director of the Campaign for Better Care, an initiative of the National Partnership for Women and Families. From 1985 to 2009, Ms. Feinberg held leadership positions at the San Francisco–based Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA), first serving as manager of research and information programs and then as deputy director of FCA’s National Center on Caregiving, an information and technical assistance resource on caregiving and long-term care for policy makers, service providers, media, and families. At FCA she led the first 50-state study on publicly funded caregiving programs in the United States. Previously, she was an Area Agency on Aging planner and conducted aging policy research at the University of California, San Francisco.

In 2007 and 2008, Ms. Feinberg was selected as the John Heinz Senate Fellow in Aging, serving in the office of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer.

Ms. Feinberg has published and lectured widely on family care issues and has served on numerous national advisory committees and expert panels to address caregiving and long-term care. Currently, she is Immediate Past Chair of the American Society on Aging, and a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Family Caregiving for Older Adults.  She is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and the National Academy for Social Insurance.  Previously she served as a commissioner of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Law and Aging, and a member of the Editorial Board of Generations, the journal of the American Society on Aging. She has a master’s degree in social welfare from the University of California, Berkeley.

In Her Words

“It’s a wake-up call for aging boomers. We’re really moving toward an uncertain future as … relying on our family and friends to provide long-term care isn’t going to be realistic anymore.” Washington Post, August 26, 2013

Selected Publications

Valuing the Invaluable: 2015 Update: Undeniable Progress, but Big Gaps Remain, July, 2015.

The Aging of the Baby Boom and the Growing Care Gap: A Look at Future Declines in the Availability of Family Caregivers, August, 2013.

Keeping Up with the Times: Supporting Family Caregivers with Workplace Leave Policies, June, 2013.

Moving Toward Person- and Family-Centered Care, March 2012.

A Call to Action: What Experts Say Needs to Be Done to Meet the Challenges of Family Caregiving, February, 2012.

Valuing the Invaluable: 2011 Update, The Growing Contributions and Costs of Family Caregiving, June, 2011.

See all blogs by Lynn Feinberg




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