Description/Abstract

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.

Original Citation

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

Document Type

Brief

Disciplines

Medicine and Health | Military and Veterans Studies | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Extent

2 pages

DCMI Type

Text

Keywords

Family-focused care, Caregiver burden, Elderly care, Elderly veterans

Subject

Care; Caregivers; Veterans--United States; Frail elderly--Care

Portfolio

Military Families

Geographic Area

United States

Publisher

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University

Date

4-27-2012

Language

English

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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