Tag Archives: Caregiving

Embracing The Role Of Family Caregivers In The U.S. Health System

As individuals age, their need for both medical and nonmedical services and supports increases. In a recent report, we review current policies addressing the needs of family caregivers, evaluate emerging evidence on the effectiveness of these policies, and suggest some potential new policy...

September 8, 2016

Independence—It’s What Older People Want

The new president of the John A. Hartford Foundation explains how it defines better care for older adults.

November 30, 2015

New in the Journal: Long-Term Services and Supports: What Foundations Are Funding

My March 2015 GrantWatch column (free access) mentions some examples of how foundations are targeting their funds in the area of long-term services and supports and caregiving. GrantWatch is Health Affairs’ section on health philanthropy. It regularly appears in the journal’s monthly issues....

April 2, 2015

The Next Frontier in Self-Management for Chronic Illness: Pediatrics

It is well established that patients with chronic conditions account for the majority of health care costs in the United States; this is true for children as well as adults. One successful approach to reducing those costs is enhancing patients’ or their caregivers’ self-management skills, a...

January 14, 2015

Family Members Caring for People With Cognitive and Behavioral Health Conditions: Nationwide Survey Results

In 2012, 9.6 million adults in the United States had lived with a serious mental illness in the past year. Also, 20 percent of adults over age fifty have depression, and about 11 percent suffer from anxiety disorders. And what about the people who care for an aging population? What challenges...

October 23, 2014

“In Sickness and in Health”: A New Report on Spousal Caregiving

“Typical” and “average” are words intended to draw an immediately recognizable picture of a population, trend, or statistical distribution. But sometimes these words conceal instead of clarify. Based on media reports and product ads, one might conclude that all family caregivers are women in...

April 28, 2014