Course 9 - Interviewing Patients' Caregivers

This course provides strategies for assessing family members and friends of Guided Care patients in their caregiving roles.

Target Audience

Registered nurses and healthcare providers focusing on best practices in chronic disease management, case management, caregiver education and support, transitional care, and geriatric evaluation and management.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the process for identifying patients' caregivers and inviting them to be interviewed.
  • Use the sample Caregiver Assessment form to document assessment findings.
  • Explain the relevance for caregivers of depression, burnout, competing responsibilities, guilt, and elder abuse/neglect.
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Katie Buck, BA -With more than a decade of experience in healthcare and healthcare operations management, Ms. Buck most recently served as Executive Director of SeniorBridge Baltimore and is now an Associate Care Manager with SeniorBridge. Prior to her position at SeniorBridge, Ms. Buck served in the Retirement and Assisted Living industry as the Mid-East Regional Operations Manager for a large senior living company and the Executive Director for a large Retirement and Assisted Living community in central Texas.
For eight years, Ms. Buck served as an accomplished Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) in healthcare and public affairs for the U.S. Army and Army Reserves.  Her experience as a civilian and military licensed practical nurse covers many areas including Burn and Wound Care, Trauma, Oncology/Hematology, and OB/GYN. She also served at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Unit in San Antonio, TX, where her work with injured servicemen/women in 2004 was recognized by the Chief of Staff for the U.S. Army.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Washington and a Master's of Science at the University of Maryland Baltimore as a Clinical Nurse Leader.


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