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About

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.

The Home Alone AllianceSM is dedicated to creating solutions through:

  • Outreach to health care professionals
  • Delivery systems
  • Policy makers and thought leaders
  • Convening industry leaders and experts
  • Research and analysis to drive change
  • Resource development to extend capabilities to better serve family caregivers

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Family Caregiving How-To Video Series See All

The “How-To” videos and resource guides for family caregivers are on specific medical/nursing tasks – including preparing special diets, managing incontinence, wound care, mobility, and managing medications. The videos and resource guides, many of which are available in both English and Spanish, are free of charge.

Wound Care

This video series—available in English and Spanish, seeks to provide family caregivers performing wound care tasks with simple, concrete instruction on a variety of topics. It was developed by Alliance members—the AARP Public Policy Institute and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC, Davis.

Operating Specialized Medical Equipment

Funded by RRF Foundation for Aging, this video series seeks to provide family caregivers, who are operating specialized medical equipment, with simple, concrete instruction and important safety tips. It was developed by Alliance members—the AARP Public Policy Institute and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC, Davis.

Special Diets

Funded by the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation, this video series—available in English and with Spanish closed captioning, seeks to provide family caregivers preparing special diets with simple, concrete instruction on a variety of topics. It was developed by Alliance members—the AARP Public Policy Institute and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC, Davis. 

Research and Insights See All

Home Alone Revisited: Family Caregivers Providing Complex Care

In recognition of the crucial role of family caregivers as the foundation of long-term care, a national panel of experts identified family caregiving as one of five key dimensions in a high-performing system of long-term services and supports.

Read the report 

Additional Resources

Caregiving

Caregiving Resource Center

The Caregiving Resource Center offers expert advice and resources for your senior care needs

Susan Reinhard is senior vice president and director of AARP Public Policy Institute. Read her latest blogs on family caregiving, healthy living, nursing and more. Read Susan's Blogs

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