Next Step in Care: Family Caregivers & Health Care Professionals Working Together



Home Alone Alliance Videos Help Instruct Family Caregivers

In 2016, AARP launched the Home Alone Alliance, a collaboration with the United Hospital Fund, the Family Caregiver Alliance, and the Betty Irene Davis School of Nursing at the University of California at Davis. Many public, private, and nonprofit sector partners have joined since then, to work together to create solutions that support family caregivers.

For more information on the video series and the Alliance, visit the Home Alone Alliance’s website.


Family Caregiving Video Series: Wound Care

Treatment of Skin Tears

Pressure Ulcers: Prevention and Skin Care

Caring for and Maintaining Ostomy Bags

Diabetic Foot Care: Treatment and Prevention

General Principles of Wound Care

Caring For Lower Extemity Wounds and Cellulitis

La serie de cuidado de heridas tambien es disponible en Español

Principios generales para curar una herida


Cuidado de pie diabético: Prevención y tratamiento


Family Caregiving Video Series: Mobility

The series of videos on mobility was developed by Alliance members AARP Public Policy Institute and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The videos are available in English and Spanish.

Preparing Your Home for Safe Mobility

Getting from a Car to a Wheelchair

What to Do When Someone Falls

Using a Walker or Cane and Navigating Stairs

Moving from a Walker to Shower or Bed


The mobility series is also available in Spanish.

La serie de movilidad para cuidadores familiares también está disponible en español:








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.

Giving Insulin Injections


Dealing with Dementia Related Resistance

Beyond Pills: Eye Drops, Patches, and Suppositories


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.

Medication Management:

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the United Hospital Fund (series of 6):

 Medication Management

Pharmacist Anne Myrka of IPRO describes medication issues for people with dementia:

Improving Transitions for People with Dementia: The Pharmacy Perspective, Part 1
Improving Transitions for People with Dementia: The Pharmacy Perspective, Part 2

Dementia and Delirium:

Jed Levine, executive vice president and director of Programs and Services, Alzheimer's Association - NYC Chapter (renamed, as of 2016, CaringKind):

Working with Family Members of a Person with Dementia

Dr. Jeffrey Nichols, senior vice president for clinical effectiveness, Continuing Care Division, Catholic Health Services of Long Island:

 Dementia and Delirium
Delirium as a Marker for Serious Illness
History and Physical with People with Dementia
Integrating the Family Caregiver into the Medical Appointment

Palliative Care:

Dr. Joseph Sacco, director of the Palliative Care Consultation Service for Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center:

Diversity and Palliative Care, Part 1
Diversity and Palliative Care, Part 2

Jane Morris, MS, RN, ACHPN, Clinical Coordinator of Palliative Care at New York Hospital Queens:

Talking with Patients and Families About Goals of Care and Options, Part 1
Talking with Patients and Families About Goals of Care and Options, Part 2

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:

Role of Family Caregiver Increases Without Proper Training, Part 1
Role of Family Caregiver Increases Without Proper Training, Part 2 

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 perspectivesthose of the doctor and the patient's family caregiver

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