Alcohol Abuse Among the Elderly

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Alcohol Abuse Among the Elderly

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Aging.com serves as a resource to help seniors and their families learn more about the specifics of planning for their later years. From aging in place to insurance to government programs, they’ve got what you need to know to continue enjoying a long, healthy life.

The National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence points out that up to 11 percent of elderly hospital admissions are because of drug- and alcohol-related issues.

Learn more from the National Council for Aging Care

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Comprehensive, up-to-date. More resources at this site.

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https://www.aging.com/alcohol-abuse-amongst-the-elderly-a-complete-guide/

Changeful

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Changeful

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The Transformative Power of Storytelling
Changeful is a mobile, video-based, behavior change-oriented platform designed to help alleviate the high medical costs incurred by family caregivers and professional care workers.

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Changeful provides payers, managed care and professionals caregiving organizations with participant insights and robust, anonymized data in a customizable dashboard.

Changeful engages caregivers with storytelling videos dealing with the problems they face every day. Tailored videos provide specific, actionable information. Alerts, live coaching, and an in-app social connection platform keep them motivated and involved.

Medical content is informed by the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine.

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Tunza

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Tunza

Resource Type: App

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Tunza is a software platform making it easy for friends to help caregivers in meaningful ways during moments of crisis. From meals and transportation to emotional support.

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Tunza streamlines the process associated with organizing a network of supporters and managing everyday tasks. Friends can make task-based microdonation purchases from our network of service providers and online merchants.

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http://tunza.net/

Carium

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Carium

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Carium guides users to better health by getting to know them and their goals and leveraging behavioral medicine expertise to provide personalized guidance, support, and resources. Carium enables stronger connections with family and caregivers so they can be involved and stay informed as a patient’s proxy, and with doctors, fitness coaches, and others who contribute to a users’ health so they’re on the same page and easy to reach.

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Carium gains a comprehensive view of each user — through clinical EMR data, patient-generated data from wearables, the environment, and questions offered at contextually relevant moments — and provides personalized, timely notifications and actionable insights. Carium also facilitates asynchronous care delivery through voice, text, photos, and video.

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https://www.carium.com/

The Difference Collaborative

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The Difference Collaborative

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Understanding the experience of Nurse family caregivers from a mission-driven, multidisciplinary team that helps employers understand and improve the experience of employees who serve as family caregivers and their colleagues.

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Our esteemed colleagues Geri Lynn Baumblatt, George Karavattuveetil, Caol Zindler, Olga Masevich, Pete Wendel, and Alan Arriaga

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https://www.health-hats.com/difference-collaborative-caregivers-and-the-workplace-v2/

Engaging Family Caregivers as Partners in Care Transitions

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Engaging Family Caregivers as Partners in Care Transitions

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A United Hospital Fund Special Report by Carol Levine and others. The goal: to take on the challenge of examining how chronically ill patients are transitioned
from one care setting to the next, and how that transition could be improved by systematically involving family caregivers and arming them with better information, training, and support. Specific strategies to achieve that goal were:
• Inclusion of the family caregiver in medication reconciliation;
• Identification of post-discharge patient needs and discussion of patient discharge options with the
family caregiver;
• Discharge preparedness (training, expectations of the day of discharge);
• A well-orchestrated day of discharge;
• Closing the loop, including post-discharge communication with the family caregiver and the
receiving agency

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A book published in 2013. Pretty good

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https://uhfnyc.org/publications/880905

Atlas CareMaps

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Atlas CareMaps

Resource Type: Tools

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Caregiving happens within an ecosystem. Caregivers and the ones they care for are situated in systems of support, connected to others through networks and webs of relationships, shared experiences, and interactions.

At Atlas of Caregiving, we believe that in order to improve systems, we must first understand them. In this spirit, we’ve made it our mission to create practical tools that build on our understanding of the experiences of family caregivers while helping families and professionals better understand, and ultimately improve, their own lives. The first of these tools is the CareMap.

On this site, we have provided in detail  all the instructions and support you will need to draw your own CareMap.
On the Draw Your Own CareMap page, you will find a video that walks you through using the CareMap tool. You will also see Key Features and Tips.
On the Hand-Drawn CareMaps page, we have provided you video and instructions on how to draw a hand-drawn CareMap.
All CareMap instructions are available in Spanish, too. For the hand-drawn instructions, click here.

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Nice

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https://atlasofcaregiving.com/practical-solutions/atlas-caremaps/