International Study on Carers of Persons with Heart Failure
The International Alliance of Carer Organizations (IACO) has launched a first-of-its-kind study examining the role and impact of heart failure caregiving. The study was supported by Novartis.
Findings reveal that despite the important influence caregivers have on the quality of life of heart failure patients, there is a significant unmet need for caregiver resources and support. The report studied carers in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Acknowledging and Aiding Carers: A Guide to Supporting Carers in Your Nation
IACO has released a global carers toolkit intended to foster the development and expansion of the infrastructure needed to support carers and the people for whom they care in countries around the world. The toolkit covers a wide range of topics drawing on the expertise of the carer nonprofits in the IACO member nations and other global examples of carer supports.
The toolkit was funded by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.
Topics include: Starting a National Carer Organization, Creating a Strategic Plan, Communication and Carer Organizations, Impact of Caring on the Carers’ Health, Caring and Employment, Young Carers, Rural Carers, Assessment of Carer Needs, Respite Care, Adult Day Services, Technology and Carers, and End-of-Life Issues Faced by Carers.
To learn more and download the toolkit, click here.
For more information, contact Rick Greene, IACO c/o National Alliance for Caregiving, Washington, DC USA firstname.lastname@example.org+1 301-718-8444.