About the Family Caregiving Institute | Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis

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The Family Caregiving Institute at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis is dedicated to the well-being of those who care for others.

About the Family Caregiving Institute
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A world-class group of clinicians, educators and researchers striving to support caregivers

We see the family caregiver as an essential member of a person’s care team. We support caregivers by training them to perform tasks traditionally performed by clinicians, such as wound care and managing medications. We also provide tools to support the basic needs of caring for someone in the home.

Through the institute’s education and research missions, we strive to improve systems of support for caregivers. Faculty develop programs and resources for clinicians and health professions students to equip them to be more effective in anticipating and meeting the needs of caregivers. In addition to examining best practices and methods to support caregivers, researchers also partner with caregiving related agencies to evaluate and improve their interventions.

The institute was launched in 2017 with a $5 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

Terri Harvath
Family caregivers provide more than 80% of long-term care to older adults, with a large percentage of their activities considered nursing tasks. Yet these dedicated individuals remain largely invisible in the health care system. We must develop systems to support them with the demands that impact their mental, physical and financial health, and threaten their quality of life.”Terri Harvath, institute director and professor
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