As value-based care initiatives slowly shift the focus of the business of healthcare from “transactions” to sustainable health processes, regulatory bodies have been issuing guidelines at a frenzied pace. Growing research on caregiver influence on patient compliance and legislation have physician and healthcare vendors looking for ways to reach these new stakeholders.
The road to health is paved with good intestines!
― Sherry A. Rogers
Better Caregiver Education
To maximize the impact of care post-discharge, 30 states have elected to take part in the CARE Act (Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable), which requires providers to 1) record the family caregiver’s name on the patient’s medical record, 2) inform the family caregiver when the patient is to be discharged, and 3) provide the family caregiver an education on the medical tasks to be performed on the patient at home. (Source: www.thewellnessnetwork.net)
“Caregiving has pushed me to do things outside of my comfort zone, and I’ve embraced that nurturing part of myself that I didn’t know I had.”
Sharon G., caregiver to her son, a veteran
Mary lives with late stage Alzheimer’s so Patty spends about 9 hours daily to assist her with things like bathing, cooking, dressing, and going to the doctor’s office for appointments. Patty takes Mary to an Adult Day Center three days a week through the Arizona Caregiver Coalition so that she can enjoy respite. Mary loved it at the center and made friends. It became something that she truly looked forward to every week.
Patty P., caregiver to her mother
“Being a caregiver is not for the faint of heart… as caregivers we are soldiers!”
Rick D., caregiver to his wife
I didn’t know I needed a break, until I got respite.
The Arizona Caregiver Coalition is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt non-profit registered in the State of Arizona. Our mission is to help family caregivers in Arizona find resources and support. Follow us on Facebook and call us with your questions at 888-737-7494.