Research shows that when health care professionals partner with and support family caregivers, safety, well-being, and health outcomes for patients and their caregivers improve.
Health care professionals are in an ideal position to identify and include emerging or seasoned caregivers as part of your patients’ care teams. Family caregivers bring valuable context and information to inform patient assessments and can be as dependable as a medical record. Care planning and continuity of care are also often taken on by the caregiver.
Our Helping Family Caregivers Feel Seen and Heard webinar for health care professionals highlights research on family caregiver engagement, provides four core strategies to include family caregivers in care, and the “How To’s” in supporting caregivers.