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
Family Caregiving Video Series: Mobility
Preparing Your Home for Safe Mobility The mobility series is also available in Spanish. La serie de movilidad para cuidadores familiares también está disponible en español:
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
Preparing Your Home for Safe Mobility
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.
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