Caregiving

The RAISE Family Caregiver Resource and Dissemination Center

Source: The National Academy for State Health Policy The Family Caregiving Advisory Council The impact of the nation’s aging population on state budgets and policies cannot be addressed without understanding the needs of family caregivers. Under the RAISE Act, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services must develop a national Family Caregiving …

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Summit Virtual Meeting Series: 2020 National Research Summit on Care, Services, and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers

Identifying Research Gaps and Opportunities to Improve the Care, Services, and Support of Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers Source: National Institute on Aging The goal of the summit, which was held as a virtual series on July 10, July 21, and August 13, 2020, was to bring together individuals with a variety of backgrounds …

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How Can Health Systems Help Older Adults Address Social Isolation and Loneliness? A Conversation with The John A. Hartford Foundation’s Terry Fulmer

This blog post features a conversation with Terry Fulmer, president of the John A. Hartford Foundation, who explores the NASEM report findings and discuss potential solutions for older adults experiencing social isolation and loneliness — both during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: Playbook April 9, 2020 By Logan Kelly, Center for Health Care Strategies …

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Family Caregiving Report Highlights Need for Collective Action

The value of unpaid family care is huge. Although policy change is underway, more robust action is needed to support caregiving families. Source: Family Caregiving Report Highlights Need for Collective Action The aging of the population and its impact on families have implications for all sectors of our nation and can no longer be viewed …

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RAISE Family Caregiver Resource and Dissemination Center

Across the nation, state health programs depend on caregivers who provide critical support to help relatives, friends, and neighbors age in place while contributing about $470 billion in unpaid health care services. Source: The RAISE Family Caregiver Resource and Dissemination Center – The National Academy for State Health Policy The RAISE Act Family Caregiver Resource …

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Age-Friendly Health Care for the Future

Americans are living longer, which means our health care system has to meet the needs of an increasing number of older adults. Check out WebMD’s survey of those 65 years and older and their caregivers. Source: Age-Friendly Health Care Click to Download and Print PDF Care of older adults is mired in misinformation, with most …

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Institute for Healthcare Improvement: What Is an Age-Friendly Health System?

Older adults in the US deserve safe, effective, and patient-centered care in the settings in which they receive their care. The Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative aims to develop an age-friendly health system model and rapidly spread the model to 20% of US hospitals and health systems by 2020. Source: Institute for Healthcare Improvement: What Is …

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The DSP Crisis: Reimbursement Rates, Retention, and Research

Source: The DSP Crisis: Reimbursement Rates, Retention, and Research | The Council on Quality and Leadership   Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are critical for the community integration of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Not only are DSPs important to quality supports of millions of people in the United States, but a lack of staff can …

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