Caring for Those Who Care: Meeting the Needs of Diverse Family Caregivers

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Submitted by Minnesota North... on Jul 27, 2021 - 12:27pm CDT

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This toolkit created by the Diverse Elders Coalition (DEC) was created to help professional and voluntary caregivers, providers and a wide array of professionals better understand the unique realities and challenges diverse caregivers face and best practices they can employ to better care for diverse family caregivers, and ultimately, the older adults they care for. The toolkit represents the culmination of DEC-sponsored original research, the expertise of the Coalition’s six member organizations and feedback from physicians, researchers, social service providers and aging-focused organizations across the United States. Concentrating on the multiple communities of identity and culture represented by the DEC, the toolkit offers community-specific fact sheets, caregiving and COVID-19 specific resources for healthcare providers, social services providers and aging-focused organizations. The toolkit is derived from the DEC's cultural competency training curriculum, Caring For Those Who Care: Meeting the Needs of Diverse Family Caregivers.

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