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Meeting the Needs of Diverse Family Caregivers

January 1, 2012

Addressing the needs of racially and ethnically diverse family caregivers can play an important role in improving transitions between care settings and reducing unnecessary hospitalizations and nursing home care. Qualitative research conducted by the AARP Public Policy Institute shows that many of those needs are not being met.

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Key Takeaways

One out of five family caregivers are Hispanic or African American.
Most family caregivers felt unprepared to bring their family members home from the hospital.
Public policies should support adherence, sufficient resources and technology, and trained interdisciplinary care.

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