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Authors

  1. Steinberg, Francene M. PhD, RDN
  2. Batchelor-Murphy, Melissa K. PhD, RN-BC, FNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN
  3. Young, Heather M. PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN

Abstract

This article is part of a series, Supporting Family Caregivers: No Longer Home Alone, published in collaboration with the AARP Public Policy Institute. Results of focus groups, conducted as part of the AARP Public Policy Institute's No Longer Home Alone video project, supported evidence that family caregivers aren't given the information they need to manage the complex care regimens of family members. This series of articles and accompanying videos aims to help nurses provide caregivers with the tools they need to manage their family member's health care at home.

 

The articles in this new installment of the series provide simple and useful instructions regarding nutritional principles that nurses should reinforce with family caregivers. Most articles include an informational tear sheet-Information for Family Caregivers-that contains links to the instructional videos. To use this series, nurses should read the article first, so they understand how best to help family caregivers, and then encourage caregivers to watch the videos and ask questions. For additional information, see Resources for Nurses and Resources for Family Caregivers.