This brief is about quality care for elderly veterans and how mental health of the patient can impact caregiver burden. For practice and policy, healthcare providers should include family caregivers in decisions about best course of care for elderly veterans, caregivers should communicate with physicians on the things that increase caregiver burden, and veterans' health organizations should create programs for caregivers to address caregiver burden. Suggestions for future research include using data from different points in time and looking at elderly veterans' health experiences outside of the VA system.
Rose, J. H., Bowman, K. F., O'Toole, E. E., Abbott, K., Love, T. E., Thomas, C., & Dawson, N. V. (2007). Caregiver objective burden and assessments of patient-centered, family-focused care for frail elderly veterans. The Gerontologist, 47(1), 21-33. https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/47.1.21
Medicine and Health | Military and Veterans Studies | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Family-focused care, Caregiver burden, Elderly care, Elderly veterans
Care; Caregivers; Veterans--United States; Frail elderly--Care
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "Caregiver Objective Burden and Assessments of Patient-Centered, Family-Focused Care for Frail Elderly Veterans"" (2012). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 233.
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