Did you know…? American Journal of Nursing (AJN)
offers an important collection of evidence-based resources to benefit nurses and other healthcare professionals who care for older adults. This series of articles
was published as a print supplement to AJN
and won the 2018 ASHPE Bronze Award in the Best Special Supplement category. Each article provides nurses with the evidence behind what and how to teach family caregivers; includes an informational tear sheet, Tips for Family Caregivers; and links to step-by-step instructional videos for the caregiver. Also, continuing education credits are available.
The Supporting Family Caregivers: No Longer Home Alone
covers topics such as ostomy care, falls prevention, wound care, medication administration and more. As nurses, we know how to meet the needs of our patients, but so much of their care falls to family members. Family caregivers are essential members of the health care team; we must work together to meet the needs of our patients and their loved ones. Use – and share – these resources
to help you and your colleagues educate family caregivers.
Produced in cooperation with the AARP Public Policy Institute and the Irene Moore School of Nursing at University of California, Davis, we’re pleased to share this collection of articles and videos. AJN is
continuing to work with AARP and the Home Alone Alliance to develop another series of articles and videos which will focus on managing incontinence and nutritional needs of the older adult. These articles and videos will be added to the collection as they are produced, so be sure to check back often!