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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.

Home Alone Alliance

Family Caregiving Video Series

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.

Mobility

This video series—available in English and Spanish, seeks to provide family caregivers of those with mobility challenges simple, concrete instruction on a variety of topics. It was developed by Alliance members—the AARP Public Policy Institute and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Managing Medications

These videos not only seek to help family caregivers but to also teach nurses and nursing students ways in which they can role-model them and work with families in very meaningful ways that support the family member performing the difficult task and ultimately the person in need of the care. Read more

Resources for Family Caregivers

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

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. Learn more

Resources for Health Care Professionals

Home Alone: Family Caregivers Providing Complex Chronic 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.

American Journal of Nursing Featured Family Caregiving Series

Additional Resources

Caregiving Resource Center

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

Susan's Blog

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