Thirty-nine million economic buyers, otherwise known as adult children, are ignored in the current senior care system.
Researchers call for family caregivers to be better incorporated into nursing home workforces
Jan 06, 2022
Providers, patients and policymakers should better incorporate informal caregivers into skilled nursing facilities to enhance professional caregivers’ capabilities and efficiencies, according to University...
Greater use of unpaid post-acute caregivers raises questions about shift to home care: study
Dec 06, 2021
The rate of older adults receiving help with activities of daily living after hospital discharge more than tripled over the study period. Unpaid caregivers likely are providing this care, investigators...
Better dialogue, COVID practices can help reduce stress between family caregivers, providers: study
Dec 03, 2021
A new survey offers plenty of ideas for getting long-term care providers on the same page as family caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic, investigators say.
Supporting the unpaid caregiver through the virtuous circle
Nov 12, 2021
It seems inevitable. You are likely among the 53 million people in the United States who are unpaid caregivers for a loved one. If not, you may soon join their ranks. This unpaid and frequently unplanned...
Early dementia risk disclosure encourages help from family members
Jul 16, 2021
Family members of older adults value early dementia risk information provided by clinicians, a new study finds. When interviewed about their post-disclosure reactions, some said the knowledge prompted...
Clinical briefs for Monday, April 26
Apr 26, 2021
Long-term care COVID cases and deaths at all-time low, report finds… Kinless elders require expanded LTC services at end-of-life, researchers contend … Amgen tests souped-up remote heart monitoring...
Lawmakers try to wedge open door to nursing home visitors with mandated ‘caregiving’ program
Feb 05, 2021
Vaccination campaigns and reduced COVID-19 transmission may soon bring visitors back to nursing homes, but officials in one state are using legislation to wedge the doors open now.
Caregiving and curbing sibling discord
Sep 01, 2017
Serving as a caregiver for an ailing parent or parents can be extremely challenging. It can be physically, mentally and emotionally draining.
Taking a cue from Big Brother: A hospital tool for long-term care providers
James M. Berklan
Jun 04, 2014
Relationships between hospitals and nursing homes can be funny things. Working together, they can do great things. But “cooperation” and “outreach” are not operative words frequently...