JAHF Program Director Rani Snyder comments on the important role of family caregivers on health care teams in a news article by Lois Collins appearing in Deseret News and New America Media.

Caregivers need support, including training, and must be incorporated into the formal care team — usually made up of professionals, including doctors and home health providers, among others. They are “a critical and active member," said Rani Snyder, program director of The John A. Hartford Foundation, which focuses on improving care for older adults.

Caregivers are the linchpin of long-term care," she said, "the person who holds together critical elements of another person's life.

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