Bridging Troubled Waters
Family Caregivers, Transitions, and Long-Term Care
The January 2010 issue of Health Affairs features a United Hospital Fund staff-written article titled “Bridging Troubled Waters: Family Caregivers, Transitions, and Long-Term Care,” which in part focuses on the Fund's work on family caregiving—including the Next Step in Care campaign—but also offers four recommendations:
• Develop information about caregiver and care system interactions
• Make working with family caregivers a core competency for health care and social service professionals
• Fully integrate family caregivers in medical home and transitional care programs
• Create payment schemes that include caregiver needs assessment and support
The full article is available, courtesy of the Fund, at :
After July 8, 2010, the article will be avaliable only through subscription to Health Affairs.
Resources for family caregivers and health care providers are available at our Next Step in Care website.