Building Comprehensive and Sustainable Caregiver Support Services to Promote and Enhance Non-Acute Care

Thursday, April 21, 2016: 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Chesapeake 1-3 (Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center) - 2nd Level
Nicole Bruno, BSW, Guiding Lights Caregive SUpport Center, Raleigh, NC and J. Cooper Linton, MBA, MSc, Transitions LifeCare, Raleigh, NC
Innovative, sustainable and replicable nonprofit service models are urgently needed to support family caregivers - to deliver high-quality information/assistance, access to resources, and caregiver training - while also building a skilled workforce to meet the needs of the growing elderly population. The model presented here can help hospice, palliative care and transitional home health organizations become resources for their patients’ families and build relationships as preferred, or high value, providers to large healthcare organizations including hospital systems, managed care organizations and Accountable Care Organizations.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe a successful model that delivers comprehensive services to meet the needs of family caregivers
2. Discuss how incorporating professional caregiver training can complement services for family caregivers and contribute to financial sustainability
3. Describe how to build a replicable model of service delivery that is equipped to serve low-to-moderate income caregivers and care receivers

CE/CME: Counselor, Nurse and Social Worker