Family members and professional caregivers are the backbone of home-based care for seniors, children with disabilities and individuals with chronic conditions. Oftentimes, family members and providers are not adequately emotionally supported through the experience of patient care. Caregiving can lead to decreased morale and lack of productivity also known as—the second victim phenomenon. Learn how policies like the Family Caregivers Act, social supports and digital health breakthroughs are supporting people who are ill and the people who care for them. We'll also discuss the role of employers in recruiting/training a diverse caregiving workforce, establishing comprehensive family leave policies/procedures, and better supporting working caregivers.
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