Introduction Life as we know it has been drastically changed over the last year by the Covid-19 pandemic. We have had to socially distance and isolate in order to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe. This new reality has put older adults with dementia in a particularly concerning situation. Studies say that while [...]
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Introduction On average, Americans with five or more chronic conditions spend 14 times more on health services than people with no chronic conditions¹. Programs focused on self-management and the subsequent reduction of hospitalizations and complications aim to reduce this economic burden². However, we’ve heard from our partners that the healthcare system [...]
Introduction This fall, we asked 62 caregivers to complete a survey during their first login after registration. The caregivers were asked about their interests, confidence, living situation, and wellness. However, at Trualta, we recognize that behind these survey responses, there are real caregivers with real stories! So, we also took [...]
A message from Jonathan Davis, Trualta’s founder & CEO, about our recent statewide partnership. This week, our team announced our statewide partnership with Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services and the Greater Wisconsin Area Agency on Aging. We are honored to be able to offer our training program and resources to family caregivers, for free, [...]
Activity & Recreation Support for Families during COVID-19 We recently fielded a caregiving survey to our partners who provide services to more than 14,000 caregivers through 41 organizations. The results of this survey indicated that 63% of the organizations have had caregivers reach out to them about their struggle to find support such as [...]
Covid-19 Caregiver Survey The Covid-19 pandemic has affected individuals, families, and communities in countless ways. Caregivers and their loved ones are among those who have been hardest hit by the pandemic’s impact. However, when trying to understand the unique challenges that families are now facing, we noticed a lack of timely and up-to-date information. [...]
Introduction The underlying aim of any caregiving intervention is to bring about a meaningful change. The most tried and true method of doing so is fostering caregiving self-efficacy, one’s personal self-confidence regarding their ability to perform a specific caregiving behavior1-3. Researchers have established that interventions which provide caregivers with important skills and tools can [...]
Introduction The National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP) provides grants to fund supports that help family and informal caregivers care for their loved ones at home. In addition to caring for older adults, the NFCSP recognizes that there are approximately 2.6 million children being raised by their grandparents or other relatives1. As such, older [...]
Introduction From the moment they begin their professional training, healthcare practitioners are made aware of the importance of patient-centered care. Practitioners are taught that when they involve patients in healthcare discussions and take their values, needs, and desires into account when making decisions, they can achieve better health outcomes1,2 . While this is undoubtedly [...]