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Co-operative caregiving

Is there any research available on the creation and maintenance of neighborhood co-operatives for caregiving for vulnerable adults?

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Cost-effectiveness of respite for family caregivers

Research is needed to demonstrate how respite for family caregivers may be cost-effective in terms of preventing institutionalization of the care recipient, enabling caregivers to maintain their own good health as well as that of the care recipient, etc.

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Effective/efficient ways to provide support to Alz caregivers

What are effective/efficient ways to provide support to Latina/o family caregivers that provide care to a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia?

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Linking Public Schools to the Mental Health Dialogue

On top of everything that one has to learn when caring for children with mental health issues, butting up against way-behind-the-curve school systems may be the worst. This major childhood institution has to be informed about signs and behaviors of the children (and parents) with MH problems so that all can be served. Our children are not bullies. Their struggle is unique and cannot be punished, suspended or shamed ...more »

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Preventing developmental-behavioral problems in young children

From the perspective of a busy general pediatrician, what I believe U.S. families need is all described in my 2/20/15 article for The Hill, "Let's get smarter about preventing developmental-behavioral problems". Please read my article and share it on FB, Twitter and other social media outlets...

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/healthcare/233131-lets-get-smarter-about-preventing-developmental-behavioral

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Amelia

When 2 people are sick sometimes they could use cleaning help. Also someone to talk to about how they feel. It would be fun to do an outing with others. Friends don't always understand you don't always want to talk disabilities. Sometimes you want to talk abilities.

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Injury prevention

Develop training paradigms, plus prepare personal trainers, specifically to support family caregivers of persons with physical disabilities

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Paying family members

Some Medicaid and other government programs (including the VA) allow for paying people to provide personal assistance and other services to members of their family who need LTSS. In some cases, parents and spouses can be paid. I’d like to understand the impact of paying family members to provide LTSS. This includes impact on the caregiver himself or herself, economically, socially, and in terms of possible reductions ...more »

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Care Plan for Children with Special Needs

Approximately 10-15% of children who attend child care programs have either medical, behavioral or developmental needs requiring the transfer of information from professionals (doctors, therapists) to their caregivers in lay language. Is this being done successfully? Pitfalls?

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Support for Caregivers

I have had over 13 calls from Seniors taking care of their parents. Trying to leave them in their home and still live close by. Some have hired caretakers to come during the day and night. But they always have a time, when the Hired person can't come in a take care of Mom or Dad. Then they call me and ask if I know of someone who could come in at last min. and sit with their parent. I propose to set up a Temporary ...more »

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Employer Best Practices for Employed Caregivers

We know many family caregivers are employed and caregiving does have an impact on their ability to do their jobs. What are the best ways that employers can support the caregivers in their employ?

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