Oct 06, 2016

Nurse Leaders in Action: Supporting Family Caregivers through the CARE Act

October 6, 2016

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Join AARP thought leaders and nursing leaders from around the country to talk about nurses supporting family caregivers. Learn how the Caregiver Advise, Record, and Enable (CARE) Act is designed to ensure that family caregivers are well equipped to take care of their loved ones. Family caregivers are increasingly providing complex care at home with little to no training, which can lead to readmission of the person they care for. Learn why nursing leaders support it, and hear how the nursing community can be a vital partner in bringing the CARE Act to all 50 states.

Presenters include:

  • Susan C. Reinhard, PhD, RN, FAAN, Senior Vice President and Director, AARP Public Policy Institute and Chief Strategist, Center to Champion Nursing in America
  • Elaine Ryan, MPA, Vice President, Government Affairs State Advocacy and Strategy Integration, AARP
  • Nancy Holecek, MHA, RN, Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer, RWJFBarnabus Health.
  • Susan S. VanBeuge, DNP, APRN, FAAN, Associate Professor in Residence, University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Nursing

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Additional AARP resources:

Caregiving resources

Caregiving instructional videos

Caregiving advocacy

I Heart Caregivers campaign