Introduction Stroke caregiving is different from caring for other conditions that gradually worsen over time because stroke occurs suddenly. This abrupt change doesn’t leave caregivers much time to prepare and they are often left feeling overwhelmed in their new role. However, the challenge for stroke caregivers does not end here. Researchers have called the [...]
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Background We looked at the new report, Caregiving in the US 2020, from The National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) and the American Association for Retired Persons (AARP) to see how caregiving situations, needs, and experiences have changed since the last report in 2015. Caregivers need training and information, but often do not receive it [...]
Download the lesson Communication & Dementia: A guide for families Read it to me! Your browser does not support the audio element. By the end of this module, your caregivers will be able to: Communicate effectively using simple sentencesand non-verbal cues. Consider the benefits and [...]
Quick Guide An increasing number of healthcare providers, insurance companies and social service organizations are engaging family caregivers through remote programs. Often this is a change for staff that have traditionally delivered services face-to-face, and instead rely on the phone and digital tools. We put together a quick guide and FAQ to help organizations [...]
Introduction We’ve heard from our partners that proactive measures are being taken to protect communities from and contain the spread of coronavirus nationwide. Adult day centers are closing, community organizations are limiting or cancelling classes & support groups, and many other services are being impacted. Organizations are forced to adapt to these changing circumstances [...]
Background: Short-term respite care is one of the most common services offered to family caregivers. Caregivers need respite to tend to their personal needs, relax, and re-energize. Although respite is the most popular social service support provided by our partners, many organizations have shared with us that they are unsure of the long-term benefits [...]
Alzheimer’s Music Connect uses special audio technology paired with familiar melodies to promote relaxation for people with dementia and provide caregivers with respite. The enhanced music calms agitation, amplifies brain activity, and provides an opportunity for family caregivers to connect with their loved one. Research from Alzheimer’s Music Connect shows Classic Country Memories that [...]
We recently caught up with Charlotte, a Resource Specialist delivering Trualta in Joplin, Missouri. As an early Trualta user, she has an interesting perspective on how she uses Trualta to engage families. How are you using Trualta with your dementia caregivers? We offer Trualta through a program sponsored by the Department of Health & [...]
Goal is to equip families with the skills to help loved ones age in place OTTAWA, Ontario and GAINSVILLE, Fla., Feb. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Trualta (www.trualta.com), the only skills-based learning management platform for the family caregiver, is partnering with the University of Florida (UF) to demonstrate how healthcare system outcomes can be improved by empowering informal family caregivers with the [...]
Background: We frequently speak with organizations that implement family caregiver programs, both in the community or at point-of-care, who struggle to drive awareness and adoption. While the programs are designed to meet caregiver needs, earning buy-in from caregivers is never easy. Through these conversations, we’ve identified a few common roadblocks and what organizations can [...]