Home Alone Alliance

Home alone alliance

The Home Alone AllianceSM is a partnership of public, private, and nonprofit sector organizations coming together to change the way health care organizations and professionals interface with family caregivers.

Almost half (46%) of family caregivers say they perform medical/nursing tasks. These include handling prescriptions, helping someone climb the stairs with a cane, and caring for and cleaning wounds. Family caregivers often do these tasks with no training or help from health care professionals.

Family caregivers often feeling stressed about performing these tasks and worry about making mistakes. The Home Alone AllianceSM is dedicated to creating solutions geared towards supporting family caregivers performing these complex tasks.

JUST RELEASED: 

 

From Home Alone to the CARE Act: Collaboration for Family Caregivers

The 2012 report Home Alone: Family Caregivers Providing Complex Chronic Care, funded by The John A. Hartford Foundation, broke new ground by uncovering the complex medical/ nursing tasks that family caregivers are performing with little guidance or support. The Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable (CARE) Act rapidly translated that research into state policies across most of the nation—with 39 states and territories having enacted it thus far, in just three years. The swift speed of this policy adoption signals a recognition by state policymakers of significant unmet family caregiver needs.

Now, the Home Alone AllianceSM is focusing on moving policy into practice by identifying innovative practices and creating instructional resources for family caregivers and the professionals who support them. Learn more here

 

Family Caregiver Instructional Videos

The Home Alone Alliance is pleased to release its first series of family caregiver instructional videos. Developed by Alliance members -- the AARP Public Policy Institute and the U.S. Veterans Administration, this initial series – available in English and Spanish, seeks to provide family caregivers of those with mobility challenges simple, concrete instruction on a variety of topics.

New Home Alone AllianceSM Video Series Brings Together AARP and VA to Support Family Caregivers

 

FAMILY CAREGIVING VIDEO SERIES: MOBILITY

ENGLISH:

Preparing Your Home for Safe Mobility

Getting from a Car to a Wheelchair

What to Do When Someone Falls

Using a Walker or Cane and Navigating Stairs

Moving from a Walker to Shower or Bed

SPANISH:

Serie para cuidadores familiares: Cómo preparar tu hogar para la movilidad segura

Serie para cuidadores familiares: Salir del auto a una silla de ruedas

Serie para cuidadores familiares: Cómo usar un andador o un bastón y subir o bajar las escaleras

Serie para cuidadores familiares: Llegar del andador a la ducha o la cama

Serie para cuidadores familiares: Qué hacer cuando alguien se cae

 

 

Home Alone Alliance

 

Home Alone AllianceSM Founding Partners

Resources for Family Caregivers:

Managing Medications Video Series

  • Beyond Pills: Eye Drops, Patches & Suppositories
  • Dealing with Dementia- Related Resistance
  • Giving Insulin Injections

Resources for Health Care Professionals:

American Journal of Nursing Featured Family Caregiving Series

Research

Related

Home Alone AllianceSM Members

To learn more or to join the Home Alone Alliance, contact Susan Reinhard and Rita Choula at: HomeAloneAlliance@aarp.org  

 

Home Alone AllianceSM Founding Partners

  • AARP
  • United Hospital Fund
  • UC Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing
  • Family Caregiver Alliance

Resources for Family Caregivers:

Managing Medications Video Series

  • Beyond Pills: Eye Drops, Patches & Suppositories
  • Dealing with Dementia- Related Resistance
  • Giving Insulin Injections

Resources for Health Care Professionals:

Research

Related

Home Alone AllianceSM Members

  • Atlas of Caregiving
  • Center to Advance Palliative Care
  • Center to Transform Advanced Care
  • Easterseals
  • Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing
  • Home Instead Senior Care
  • National Alliance for Caregiving
  • National League for Nursing
  • Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE)
  • NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing
  • Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

To learn more or to join the Home Alone Alliance, contact Susan Reinhard and Rita Choula at: HomeAloneAlliance@aarp.org 

Home Alone AllianceSM Founding Partners

  • AARP
  • United Hospital Fund
  • UC Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing
  • Family Caregiver Alliance

Resources for Family Caregivers:

Managing Medications Video Series

  • Beyond Pills: Eye Drops, Patches & Suppositories
  • Dealing with Dementia- Related Resistance
  • Giving Insulin Injections

Resources for Health Care Professionals:

Research

Related

Home Alone AllianceSM Members

  • Atlas of Caregiving
  • Center to Advance Palliative Care
  • Center to Transform Advanced Care
  • Easterseals
  • Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing
  • Home Instead Senior Care
  • National Alliance for Caregiving
  • National League for Nursing
  • Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE)
  • NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing
  • Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

To learn more or to join the Home Alone Alliance, contact Susan Reinhard and Rita Choula at: HomeAloneAlliance@aarp.org 

Home Alone AllianceSM Founding Partners

  • AARP
  • United Hospital Fund
  • UC Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing
  • Family Caregiver Alliance

Resources for Family Caregivers:

Managing Medications Video Series

  • Beyond Pills: Eye Drops, Patches & Suppositories
  • Dealing with Dementia- Related Resistance
  • Giving Insulin Injections

Resources for Health Care Professionals:

Research

Related

Home Alone AllianceSM Members

  • Atlas of Caregiving
  • Center to Advance Palliative Care
  • Center to Transform Advanced Care
  • Easterseals
  • Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing
  • Home Instead Senior Care
  • National Alliance for Caregiving
  • National League for Nursing
  • Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE)
  • NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing
  • Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

To learn more or to join the Home Alone Alliance, contact Susan Reinhard and Rita Choula at: HomeAloneAlliance@aarp.org 

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Senior Vice President Susan Reinhard blogs about recent reports and topics such as caregiving and nursing. Read

 

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