Family-centric care management improves outcomes and social networks that support older adults in the home, says Donna Benton in a column for ASA Generations.
Honor recognizes impactful public policy work.
It’s already hard enough for elderly immigrants to receive the health care they need. USC caregivers and medical experts explain how the pandemic has made it worse — and what can be done to help.
Even small gestures like sharing recipes or making cards can help combat COVID-19-related loneliness and isolation over the holidays.
Amid challenges posed by COVID-19, recent national attention on the needs of caregivers is long overdue, says Donna Benton, director of the USC Family Caregiver Support Center.
"Project Reveal: Celebrating the Caregiver in You" will discuss issues facing caregivers and focus on how family caregivers can celebrate themselves by taking time for respite activities.
Using technology and engaging the senses can help us tackle loneliness among older adults, say USC experts.
Donna Benton, research associate professor at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, says national attention to the needs of family caregivers is long overdue.
Instructional Associate Professor Caroline Cicero, director of the USC Age-Friendly University Initiative, encourages everyone to determine how communities can foster connections with sequestered residents who may be overlooked by mainstream service providers.
Family caregivers are often invisible because of who they are, where they provide care, how the work is valued and a lack of data, which policymakers can change, says Donna Benton, director of the USC Family Caregiver Support Center.