Priority 11 from the Multiple Conditions in Later Life PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What are the most effective and acceptable ways to train and regulate carers of older people with multiple conditions? Would this improve outcomes for this population?  (JLA PSP Priority 11)
Overall ranking 11
JLA question ID 0064/11
Explanatory note This question emerged from the narrative of informal carers. They would often ask if there was a way that they could be better informed on what to expect, or on how to care for the older person better in general. They wondered what it was about the relationship between carer and cared for that enabled an effective caring relationship. They also mentioned specific difficulties, for example how to care for oedema. 

None identified that applied directly to all conditions in the over 85s

Health Research Classification System category Generic Health Relevance
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples 'Is massage a safe and effective way to relieve the discomfort caused by odeoma in older, multimorbid people? ' Carer 'What information regarding health conditions do carers of older, multimorbid people want? How can this information be most effectively communicated to them? ' Carer 'What are the most effective and acceptable mechanisms to regulate the care provided by informal carers to older people living with multimorbidity?' Carer 
Submitted by Carers
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0064
PSP name Multiple Conditions in Later Life
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 97  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 24 April 2018