Better Care for Adults

We are trying to understand treatment experiences and gaps in care among adults ages 65 and older who are struggling with a mental or physical health problems.

If you are a caregiver for someone age 65 or older who is struggling with a mental health physical health problem, please tell us about your experience helping them with their treatment.

Your responses will help us build tools for practitioners across the country to create better care for adults.

 
Your age
Your age
The age of the person you are caring for
The age of the person you are caring for
Does the person you are caring for currently live with, or have they recovered from, a mental health condition?
Does the person you are caring for currently live with, or have they recovered from, a mental health condition?
Which mental health condition?
Which mental health condition?
Does the person you are caring for live with, or have they recovered from any of the following general health conditions?
Does the person you are caring for live with, or have they recovered from any of the following general health conditions?
Which came first, problems with their mental health, or problems with their physical health?
Which came first, problems with their mental health, or problems with their physical health?
Gender of the person you are caring for
Gender of the person you are caring for
Their household income
Their household income

Questions about treatment needs

The following questions explore your treatment experiences while caring for someone and how treatment can be improved. Your answers help us develop tools for providers to better support people who are dealing with mental health and physical health problems.
1. Think about how you feel or felt before you talked to the doctor about the mental health concerns of the person you are caring for. How much did you agree with the following statements?
Questions Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
For example, if I should wait to see if things got worse.
For example, I thought the provider would blame the symptoms on their physical health condition, aging, or see us in a negative way.
2. Is there anything else you want to tell us about the first time you talked to the provider about their mental health issues?
3. Reflect on your experiences above. Were your experiences different before you talked to the doctor about their physical health concerns?
3. Reflect on your experiences above. Were your experiences different before you talked to the doctor about their physical health concerns?
Think about how you feel or felt before you talked to the doctor about their physical health concerns. How much did you agree with the following statements?
Questions Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
For example, if I should wait to see if things got worse.
For example, I thought the provider would blame the symptoms on their mental health condition, aging, or see us in a negative way.
Is there anything else you want to tell us about how the experiences were different?
4. Reflect on your most recent care experience, how much do you trust the doctor who treats the person you are caring for?
4. Reflect on your most recent care experience, how much do you trust the doctor who treats the person you are caring for?
5. Which of the following statements, if any, are true about your most recent care experience? (select all that apply)
5. Which of the following statements, if any, are true about your most recent care experience? (select all that apply)
6. Which of the following items are things you want from the doctor? (Select all that apply).
6. Which of the following items are things you want from your doctor? (Select all that apply).