Bridging troubled waters: family caregivers, transitions, and long-term care.

  title={Bridging troubled waters: family caregivers, transitions, and long-term care.},
  author={Carol Levine and Deborah E Halper and Ariella Peist and David A Gould},
  journal={Health affairs},
  volume={29 1},
Families are the bedrock of long-term care, but policymakers have traditionally considered them "informal" caregivers, as they are not part of the formal paid caregiving workforce. As chronic and long-term care systems have become more complex and as more demanding tasks have been shifted to families, this view is no longer sustainable. The care transition process offers a critical opportunity to treat family caregivers as important care partners. Enhancing their involvement, training, and… CONTINUE READING
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