Reconceptualizing family caregivers as part of the health care team
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Nov 21, 2022

Reconceptualizing family caregivers as part of the health care team

Everyone's on the same team

In this JHMHP article, you'll learn about:

  • Over 80% of family caregivers of older adults are responsible for coordinating care between their patients and among providers. Despite efforts to include caregivers, policies and procedures around caregiver inclusion are complex and inconsistently implemented.

  • A national survey found that 79% of respondents are not familiar or not at all familiar with the CARE Act. Patient and caregiver engagement is an important strategy for improving patient outcomes.

  • There is an opportunity to reimagine the structure of health care teams to include caregivers.
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