Social Innovations in Caregiving
NAC’s Social Innovations Spotlight Series offers unique insights into the challenges facing family caregivers and those who serve them.
Caring for the Carers: A Spotlight Brief for Supporting the Mental Health of Family Caregivers
This installment in the Social Innovations Spotlight Series explores the mental health impacts of family caregiving and explores policy opportunities to increase mental supports for the caregiver community. Caring for the Carers: A Spotlight Brief for Supporting the Mental Health of Family Caregivers (LINK THIS) outlines recommendations to elevate the mental health of family caregivers, increase dialogue, and advance policies that can address the negative mental health impacts family caregivers too often face.
Lessons From the Workplace: Caregiving During COVID-19
In this first article of the Social Innovations Spotlight Series, guest author Peg Rosen investigates workplace experiences during COVID-19 and explores the gaps between what family caregivers say they need and what employers are providing.Lessons From the Workplace: Caregiving During COVID-19 details the challenges faced by working caregivers and recommends solutions, like job flexibilities, that help caregivers manage and employers retain talent.
Assessing the Pain of Care Recipients: Tools Available to Family Caregivers
This second installment in the Social Innovations Spotlight Series is written by Dr. Fawn Cothran, PhD, RN, GCNS-BC, FGSA, Hunt Research Director at the National Alliance for Caregiving, and explores those caring for someone with chronic pain and the tools that are available to assist them. Assessing the Pain of Care Recipients: Tools Available to Family Caregivers utilizes a rapid literature review to identify and discuss the tools available to chronic pain caregivers to assess pain in their care recipient and how these caregivers can be better supported in their role.
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