• The Impact of Caregiver Stress on Hospital Readmissions: An Essential Factor in Positive Outcomes for the Elderly
Discusses how to effectively assess the detrimental signs of stress among patients’ family caregivers and ultimately enhance patient care by assisting those families in developing coping strategies that will help them manage that stress. The latest research regarding preventable hospital readmissions from home will be explored.
• The Family Member as a Valuable Player on the Interdisciplinary Team
Discusses various personality traits of caregivers for the elderly (i.e. resourceful, angry) and shows how the interdisciplinary team can utilize the family member’s strengths in providing care for the patient.
• Identity Crisis: From Family Member to Geriatric Caregiver
Explores a theoretical framework in which to view the role of the family caregiver and identifies viable strategies to support the growing number of caregivers who are responsible for their aging relatives.