Only 15 percent of family caregivers have used respite care, though the short breaks allow them to keep providing care for longer.
Read the June issue of CARE Connections, the monthly newsletter of the School of Nursing’s Center for Aging Research and Education, to learn about respite and how nurses can promote its use. Here’s an excerpt:
“People either don’t know about respite or don’t understand how it can benefit them,” says Lisa Schneider, the Executive Director of the Respite Care Association of Wisconsin (RCAW). “They may not trust anyone else to care for their loved one, or feel guilty because they think providing care is all their responsibility.”
This month’s CARE Connections also includes a profile of CARE Affiliate Liz Collins, resources available via the UW–Madison HIPxChange, plus news and upcoming events relevant to older adult health.
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This post was authored by Diane Farsetta on 06/26/2019.