The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) has released survey findings from a poll on serious illness in late life, supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

The survey reportSerious Illness in Late Life: The Public’s Views and Experiences includes findings related to advance care planning and the impact of documenting medical wishes, family caregiving, differences in the views and experiences of Blacks, Whites and Hispanics, and challenges facing seniors with serious illness.

About half of family caregivers who help seriously ill older adults with daily activities reported they did not receive training in specific caregiving techniques from a nurse of other health professional. 
 

To read the survey overview, click here.
To read the survey report, click here.