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Are you taking care of an elderly parent or family member?

Have you helped someone transition into an assisted living or long-term care facility?

Have you struggled to find resources, caregivers, or medical professionals?

Would you like to assist in identifying ways to better support your elder?


Taking Care of Our Parents: Improving the Coordination of Care for Elderly Community Members” is a project to identify and start addressing the unmet healthcare needs of the elderly and their caregivers. The project is coordinated by the “Leaving Well” Coalition and is funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding research designed to give patients, caregivers and clinicians the information needed to make better healthcare decisions. The study requires engaging with patients and caregivers to identify ways in which both groups can be better supported.

How You Can Help

  • Caregiver and patient participants are needed to help us identify ways in which caregivers and elderly care recipients can be better supported.
  • Potential participants will be asked to complete a short screening questionnaire.  Next steps will include personal one-on-one interviews and/or group discussionsParticipants will be compensated.  

Go to the online link below or contact the investigators directly:


 How You Can Contact the project’s investigators:

  • Christie North, Principal Investigator, Project Co-Leader  Email:

Research on unmet caregiver needs will help policymakers and other decision-makers understand how to ease the burden of caregiving as well as coordinate services to be as effective as possible.

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