NICHE recognizes that patients and family caregivers are key members of the healthcare team. NICHE has developed a number of useful tools and resources for patients and their families to help them cope with hospitalization and communicate better with the healthcare team. These tools and resources include:
The "Need to Know" series is an effort to meet the important information needs of older adult patients and their families. These informational sheets, written in simple, easy-to-understand terms, help prepare people for the realities of hospitalization and nursing home transition. The Need to Know" series is made available to the public through the NICHE network.
Dementia Transition Series
This Need to Know series is presented in partnership with the St. Louis Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.