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Webinar Series for Hospital Leaders

The AARP Public Policy Institute is leading a national conversation with hospital leaders about how to better recognize and support family caregivers, especially the 20 million providing complex care at home.

Support & Train Family Caregivers Now

Family caregivers, patients, and providers all play a role in maintaining a patient’s health after hospital discharge. Yet, the way post-hospital transitions are handled can create difficulties and put a significant responsibility on the family caregiver - whether the discharge is to home, a rehab facility, assisted living, or a nursing home. 

This session is aimed at healthcare leaders, hospital and system executives, and those with influence over the patient experience. As a result of your participation you will be able to:

  • Better understand what family caregivers need related to discharge and the eventual transition from the hospital
  • Consider how age-friendly policies and practices can impact successful discharge and follow-up care
  • Drive proactive connections to community resources that build equity in the services and supports family caregivers need most

Speakers:

Susan C. Reinhard, PhD, RN, FAAN, Senior Vice President and Director, AARP Public Policy Institute & Chief Strategist, Center to Champion Nursing in America

Rani Snyder, MPA, Vice President, Program, The John A. Hartford Foundation

Karen Ortiz, Outreach & Family Caregiver Support Network Coordinator, Lompoc Healthcare District, Lompoc Valley Medical Center

Anita Girard, DNP, RN, CPHQ, NEA-BC, Vice President, Nursing, Cedars-Sinai 

 

Previous Events

How Leading-Edge Health Systems Integrate Family Caregivers

AARP Public Policy Institute and The John A. Hartford Foundation held this important discussion with health system leaders and experts innovating on hospital front lines in support of family caregivers.

Family caregivers are doing more complex care at home than ever before. New challenges often arise when these family caregivers find themselves navigating a health system. As an often unrecognized yet critical member of the care team, they need support, guidance and instruction. Hear from leaders who have prioritized addressing the challenges that family caregivers face. We invite you to join this virtual conversation to learn from their experience driving leading-edge, age-friendly policies and practices to offer more recognition and support to family caregivers.

Speakers:

Susan C. Reinhard, PhD, RN, FAAN, Senior Vice President and Director, AARP Public Policy Institute & Chief Strategist, Center to Champion Nursing in America

Tamryn Gray, PhD, RN, MPH, Health Services Researcher, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Instructor, Harvard Medical School

Rani Snyder, MPA, Vice President, Program, The John A. Hartford Foundation  

Alan Vierling, DNP, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, President and Chief Nursing Officer, Sparrow Hospital

Kathleen Sullivan, PhD, RN, Vice President Post Acute Care Services, Dignity Health CA Central Coast

 

Leading System Change in Support of Family Caregivers

Hospital leaders everywhere are being tested as they navigate the current surge of COVID-19. At the same time, family caregivers are providing more complex care at home than ever before. Hear from hospital innovators leading big system change in support of integrating the family caregiver and the hospital care team.

Speakers: 

Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN, Senior Vice President, Chief Health Equity Officer, Cedars-Sinai

Alma Y. Dixon, EdD, MPH, MSN, RN, Caregiver Advocate at VITAS Healthcare

Pam Rudisill, DNP, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Community Health Systems

Rani Snyder, MPA, Vice President, Program, The John A. Hartford Foundation

Sara Guastello, Vice President of Knowledge Management at Planetree International

Support and Train Family Caregivers Now

COVID-19 amplifies the need for hospital leaders and staff to support family caregivers now more than ever. Hear from hospital innovators working to provide instruction on complex tasks to prepare family caregivers to deliver safe and effective post-discharge care.

Speakers: 

Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN, Senior Vice President, Chief Health Equity Officer, Cedars-Sinai

Susan C. Reinhard, PhD, RN, FAAN, Senior Vice President and Director, AARP Public Policy Institute & Chief Strategist, Center to Champion Nursing in America

Heather M. Young, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Founding Dean Emerita, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, UC Davis & National Director, Betty Irene Moore Nurse Fellows in Leadership and Innovation Program
 

Hospital Visitor Restrictions Affect Family Caregivers

This virtual conversation focuses on the impact of hospital visitation restriction during COVID-19. Hear from system leaders who nimbly adapted in crisis times to better recognize and support patients, family caregivers and hospital staff. Listen to the conversation.

Speakers: 

Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN, Senior Vice President, Chief Health Equity Officer, Cedars-Sinai
Margaret Gavigan, MSN, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, Regional Chief Nursing Officer & System Vice President, Clinical Operations, Advocate Aurora Health
Bradley Kruger, M.A.Ed., MBA, System Vice President, Patient Experience, Advocate Aurora Health
Kevin Biese, MD, Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine & Vice-Chair of Academic Affairs, UNC School of Medicine