The self-composed obituary of Sonia Todd is a touching reminder of the power and importance of patient choice even for patients facing death. The success of our health science and the ever extraordinary miracles […]
Improving health care, its quality and affordability is everyone’s responsibility and everyone has a role to play.
Families struggling to care for Alzheimer’s patients should check out the Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging and the many other resources available for free on […]
By: Cynthia Marcotte Stamer, Publisher, Solutions Law Press, Inc.; Executive Director, PROJECT COPE: Coalition on Patient Empowerment & Coalition for Responsible Healthcare Policy American patients and their families need to be careful about mindlessly making […]
Providing meaningful support of caregivers is a growing, challenging and essential urgent need for the millions of Americans acting as caregivers elderly, disabled, injured or ill family members or friends.
Caregiving is surprisingly common. More than 51 million Americans or 31% percent of the adult population age 20 to 75 provide informal care to a family member or friend who is ill or disabled.
These caregivers are the lifelines of the people they care for and the predominant and growing long-term care system in the United States. They are a lifeline for the people they support and our long term care system and they need help. Here’s some resources and ways you can help.