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The unsung partners

Family caregivers are the unsung partner in a patient's care team, yet their enormous contribution to the health care system is often overlooked. As they move through the health care system beside their loved one, family caregivers experience firsthand the gaps in care and poor transitions between care settings. We have much to learn from the experiences of family caregivers.

Caregiver and patient - Make your experience count

 
February 2016
Feb 5, 2016 3:13 PM

Told from a family member's perspective, this story demonstrates how elderly patients are at risk without reliable and continuous communication among the patient, their loved ones and the provider who is chiefly managing his or her care.

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October 2014

Oct 1, 2014 11:03 AM

Once patients enter home care, support for caregivers is crucial. This story is from a woman who asks the important questions once she assumes the role of his caregiver to her husband: 'Why aren't there caregiving classes as they do with new mothers for breastfeeding, or diabetics with insulin?'

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