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A HANDBOOK FOR FAMILY CAREGIVERS OF PATIENTS WITH SERIOUS ILLNESS

WHATUseful caregiver information to support caregivers of those with serious illness.
WHYTo help family caregivers caring for those with serious illness learn about the healthcare system, how to communicate with physicians, understand insurance coverage, support self-care and other important topics.
WHEREOsher Center for Integrative Medicine.
Based in San Francisco, California, USA.
Handbook available free online.


Program Description


"The handbook covers the full range of issues faced by family caregivers, including managing physical symptoms, caring for your loved one at home and in medical facilities, communicating with health- care providers, managing emotional distress, supporting the caregiver, and handling financial and legal issues."
-osher.ucsf.edu


The Osher Center Caregiver Handbook covers the following caregiver support topics:
  • What to Expect as a Family Caregiver.
  • Managing Care at Home.
  • Tasks of Caregiving in the Hospital and Clinic.
  • Communicating with Children about Illness.
  • Paying for Healthcare and working with the insurance Company - different types of health insurance, entitlements, and assistance to help pay for health care.
  • Planning for the Future - advance Care Planning - legal documentation necessary to secure the patient’s wishes for end-of-life care, estate plans, and personal business.
  • End-of-Life Care the Difference between Palliative Care and Hospice.
  • Caring for the Caregiver.
    source: osher.ucsf.edu
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