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New Report Probes Hospital Patients’ Refusal of Home Care Services and the Impact on Readmissions and Outcomes

Release Date: 05.15.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

United Hospital Fund (UHF) and the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation (the Alliance) today released a report titled, “I Can Take Care of Myself!”: Patients’ Refusals of Home Health Care Services, on the under-examined issue of patients who refuse home health care services when they are discharged from inpatient care. Such refusals can lead to higher rates of readmission to the hospital and a lower quality of life. 

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UHF Releases Toolkit to Assist Hospitals in Implementing New York State’s CARE Act

Release Date: 02.16.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

A step-by-step toolkit helps hospitals meet CARE Act requirements to engage family caregivers in discharge planning and prepare them for the complex post-discharge care they wil be providing. 

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United Hospital Fund Releases Two Guides to Help Patients, Family Caregivers Understand What to Expect During Transition from Hospital to Home Care

Release Date: 02.16.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

New York State’s 2.6 million unpaid family caregivers, like their 40 million counterparts across the United States, are performing increasingly complex medical and nursing tasks for family members and friends, particularly after patients are discharged from a hospital to home care. The United Hospital Fund is releasing two free guides today to help patients and their family caregivers understand new hospital discharge rules laid out by New York State’s Caregiver Advise, Record, and Enable (CARE) Act, which went into effect in April 2016.

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Carol Levine: No Caregiver Is an Island, Though It May Seem That Way

Release Date: 12.12.2016
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Meeting specific needs, not a one-size-fits-all approach, is what will really help the growing population of caregivers.

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Carol Levine Named One of Top 50 “2016 Influencers in Aging”

Release Date: 10.27.2016
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Carol Levine honored by Next Avenue.

Related initiatives: Family Caregiving, Transitions in Care-Quality Improvement Collaborative, Long-Term Care

New Report by United Hospital Fund and AARP Public Policy Institute Probes Family Caregivers’ Perspectives on Medication Management, Wound Care, and Video Instruction

Release Date: 09.29.2016
Contact: Mary Johnson

A joint report from UHF and AARP Public Policy Institute looking at family caregiver perspectives on medication management, wound care, and video instruction.

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Carol Levine: Demystifying the Language of Health Care and Social Services

Release Date: 08.23.2016
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This commentary by Carol Levine was originally published on Aging Today's blog.

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Carol Levine: Carer, Caregiver—What’s in a Name?

Release Date: 04.21.2016
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This commentary by Carol Levine was originally published on the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association’s “Families and Health” blog.

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United Hospital Fund Online Guide Helps Family Caregivers Evaluate New Technologies

Release Date: 12.01.2015
Contact: Miles Finley

A new online guide presents questions family caregivers should consider when deciding whether to buy an electronic product or service to assist with the care of their family member.

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Carol Levine: How Physicians Can Work More Effectively with Family Caregivers

Release Date: 09.18.2015
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In a two-part interview by MD magazine, Carol Levine, director of the Familes and Health Care Project at United Hospital Fund, offers physicians advice on how they can help family caregivers.

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Carol Levine: Public Comment on Proposed Federal Rule on "Medicaid and CHIP Programs"

Release Date: 08.19.2015
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This comment by Carol Levine, director of the Families and Health Care Project, was submitted in response to a new rule proposed by the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Service.

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Carol Levine: Medicare’s New Payment for Chronic Care Coordination

Release Date: 03.24.2015
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Carol Levine examines the new Medicare Chronic Care Coordination Program through the eyes of a hypothetical Medicare beneficiary and her adult daughter, who is her mother's caregiver.

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Carol Levine: Reflecting on Progress in Family Caregiving

Release Date: 11.06.2014
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With November being National Family Caregivers Month, it’s a particularly good time to have Carol Levine, director of the Families and Health Care Project, share her latest insights on how the health care system can better understand and respond to the needs of our nation’s 42 million family caregivers.

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Carol Levine to Receive Award for Raising Awareness about and Influencing Policy on Family Caregiving

Release Date: 10.21.2014
Contact: Bob de Luna

The State Society on Aging of New York has announced that this year’s President’s Award will be conferred on Carol Levine, director of the Families and Health Care Project at United Hospital Fund.

Related initiatives: Family Caregiving

Carol Levine: Family Caregivers and Case Managers Working Together to Coordinate Care

Release Date: 09.24.2014
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Written by Carol Levine, director of the Families and Health Care Project at the Fund, this article was published in the August/September 2014 issue of the journal CareManagement.

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