Family Caregiver's Video Guide to Managing Medications
Family caregivers often manage complex medication routines, provide wound care, and perform other challenging medical/nursing tasks. These videos, produced by AARP Public Policy Institute in collaboration with Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at the University of California Davis, The United Hospital Fund, and the Family Caregiver Alliance can help prepare caregivers for those tasks.
Focused on transitions in care, these videos were produced by Next Step in Care—some for all audiences, some more specifically for health care and social service providers.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the United Hospital Fund (series of 6):
Pharmacist Anne Myrka of IPRO describes medication issues for people with dementia:
Jed Levine, executive vice president and director of Programs and Services, Alzheimer's Association - NYC Chapter (renamed, as of 2016, CaringKind):
Dr. Jeffrey Nichols, senior vice president for clinical effectiveness, Continuing Care Division, Catholic Health Services of Long Island:
Dr. Joseph Sacco, director of the Palliative Care Consultation Service for Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center:
Jane Morris, MS, RN, ACHPN, Clinical Coordinator of Palliative Care at New York Hospital Queens:
For health care and social service professionals:
Carol Levine, director of the Families and Health Care Project at United Hospital Fund, is interviewed by MD magazine about the challenges facing today's family caregivers:
Family Caregiver in Crisis: Using Next Step in Care, a live-action scenario demonstrating good practices in supporting a family caregiver with Next Step in Care materials, based on the real-life experiences of community-based organizations
Discharge Planning Is a Family Affair, an animated discharge scenario of two very different perspectives—those of the doctor and the patient's family caregiver