Tag Archives: Caregivers

Home Health

Engaged Across the Continuum

I and many of my friends and relatives are caring for elderly individuals we’re close to. All around me, I see how challenging it is—even for those who are otherwise fully “engaged” patients and family members—to manage the abundance of clinicians, pharmacies, service organizations, assisted living facilities, and so on. It’s a big job to […]


Susan Carr Susan Carr is a medical editor and writer specializing in patient safety and engagement. In addition to curating the EngagingPatients blog, she produces publications for the Betsy Lehman Center in Boston and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. Susan lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

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Partners in Care

Family Caregivers: Impacting (and Impacted by) the Patient Experience

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter said, “You have either been a caregiver, you are a caregiver, you will be a caregiver, or someone will care for you.” There is no denying the role of caregiver can be one of the most unexpected and exhausting challenges a loved one faces, but it has also been referred […]


Stacy Palmer, Senior Vice President of The Beryl Institute Stacy Palmer is senior vice president of The Beryl Institute, the global community of practice dedicated to improving the patient experience through collaboration and shared knowledge. With a commitment to gather, understand and integrate insights and ideas from The Beryl Institute community, Stacy has helped establish a resource library of proven practices and research sharing how healthcare organizations around the globe are creating positive experiences for patients, family members and caregivers.

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Patient-Centered Care

Becoming Dementia Friendly: a Strategic Imperative for Health Care

Next week begins National Caregivers Month, and new statistics from the AARP and National Alliance for Caregiving show that non-paid family caregivers are becoming a diverse group. While still predominantly baby boomer women, millennials hit the radar, making up 25 percent of family caregivers, split evenly between men and women. That’s 10 million people. Clearly, […]


Anthony Cirillo, FACHE Anthony is president of The Aging Experience. He helps organizations craft experiences and seize opportunities the mature marketplace. He helps family caregivers thrive and individuals make educated aging decisions. A consultant and professional speaker, Anthony is a monthly contributor on The Charlotte Today program, the about.com expert in Senior Care, an executive board member of CCAL, and a member of the Dementia Action Alliance. In his home community, he participates in Huntersville CARES, a dementia-friendly community initiative, and is a board member of the Lake Norman Family Health Clinic. As someone who helped launch the patient experience movement, Anthony has a unique ability to envision the future state of health care, see solutions before others see problems and formulate answers before people understand the question. He has been called innovative, inventive, original and resourceful. He provides logical support for futuristic thinking and makes difficult to understand ideas easier for people to comprehend. Anthony can connect the dots in healthcare. CEOs retain him for big- picture thinking.

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