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Saturday, November 18, 2017
HomeHealthChallenges of Employed Family Caregivers

Challenges of Employed Family Caregivers

Source: Aging in Stride; http://enews.aginginstride.org/pub.48/issue.1218/

Source: Aging in Stride; http://enews.aginginstride.org/pub.48/issue.1218/

Providing care to a loved one can be challenging and rewarding. For those family caregivers who must work fulltime, the challenges can be daunting, especially when the caregiving includes medical or nursing tasks that even professionals find challenging. Tonight on Healthstyles at 11:00 PM on WBAI (www.wbai.org; 99.5FM), producer and moderator Diana Mason, PhD, RN, FAAN, interviews Carol Levine, Director of the Families and Health Care Project of the United Hospital Fund, and the co-author of a report on Employed Family Caregivers Providing Complex Chronic Care. Levine discusses the findings in this report and the benefits to employers and family caregivers alike when workplaces adopt policies that support the caregiver. Or you can listen to the program by clicking here:

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For more resources and information on family caregiving, visit the web site of the Families and Health Care Project at www.nextstepincare.org.

Healthstyles is sponsored by the Center for Health, Media & Policy at Hunter College, City University of New York.

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<p>Diana is a co-director of the GW Nursing Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement and founder of HealthCetera. She was previously president of the American Academy of Nursing. She is senior policy professor at George Washington University and the Rudin Professor of Nursing at Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing. She is a health policy expert and leader. Diana tweets @djmasonrn.</p>

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