Family Support Topic

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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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Dialogue Starts March 9th!

Welcome to the National Dialogue on Family Support. We look forward to your ideas, comments, and hearing what topics are most important to you!

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Why do caregivers have difficulty asking for help?

We all know caregiving is difficult and requires a team. There are many resources available to caregivers but caregivers have challenges reaching out and asking for help.

Building a care team and developing a care plan can avoid some caregiver heath challenges, how do we make it okay to ask for help?

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Disparate Impact on Low-Income vs. High-Income Caregiving Worker

Research on whether and/or how much disparity exists between the impact of family caregiving on low wage workers versus high wage workers.

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Database of backup caregivers

The most important thing for caregivers, and the family members we/they care for, is an occasional break so we can have social interaction outside the home. To take a break we need backup assistance from time-to-time that we can count on. Independent Living Centers (CILs?) have provided no assistance in this regard. Shouldn't that be one of their core functions? What do CILs do--just advocacy? At any rate, we need ...more »

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Your First Idea!

Welcome to your new IdeaScale community! Your community has now been created. You can edit your idea by logging in as a moderator, then clicking the 'moderate idea' menu.

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An assigned patient mgr at patient's medical insurance provuder

A single point person is needed within a patient's insurance company so the family caregiver has only to speak with one person who manages all the patients referrals and authorizations throughout medical management, member services and behavioral health. This will unburden the family's stress and free up many hours of being put on hold and bounced from dept to dept. While some insurance companies claim to have this system ...more »

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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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Knowledge of free/low cost resources by caregivers

High end resources are well marketed. Those who need free or low cost options often are unable to identify them. Social workers in the community are mostly unaware of faith based and small grant and/or institutional services. How can this information be better understood by caregivers and those who advise them?

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Where is most support needed for Latina/o Alz caregivers?

What are the perceptions of Latina/o family caregivers that provide care to a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia in regards to support and where do they feel most support is needed?

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Disability and long-term care insurance for caregivers

Establish and test options for caregivers to purchase affordable disability and long-term care insurance coverage for themselves

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The NEXT STEP in Dementia Care

Contact: Barbara Brock, Published Research Author. President, Communication Art, Inc. Office: 419-865-6131 Mobile: 419-265 6131 “The NEXT STEP IN DEMENTIA CARE” Health care professionals should be aware of a standardized, dementia specific, cognitive assessment that can have a dramatic affect on they care for people who are experiencing Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. Health care professionals are missing ...more »

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