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The Newsletter of the Technical Assistance Centers―no longer being published―gathered together relevant information to the aging and lifespan respite networks on best practices, key research findings, and policy trends related to family caregiving and lifespan respite. It included listings of training opportunities and news from both areas.

Gilbert Awards: Application

Thank you for your interest in the Gilbert Awards. The application period for 2014 submissions has ended; though we are no longer accepting applications for this past year, do visit this page again for next year's application. Thank you!

Gilbert Awards 2011: Recipients

The Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease
Caregiving Legacy Award: 2011 Award Recipients

 

Four exceptional programs from Minnesota, Illinois, California and Ohio were this year's recipients of the Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards. The programs were presented with an award of $20,000 at Aging in America, the Annual Conference of the American Society on Aging in Washington, DC on March 30, 2012.

 

Gilbert Awards 2012: Recipients

The Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease
Caregiving Legacy Award: 2012 Award Recipients

 

Three exceptional programs from Wisconsin, Minnesota and California were 2012's recipients of the Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards. The programs' organizers were presented with an award of $20,000 each at the 2013 Aging in America conference, an annual event of the American Society on Aging, held this year in Chicago, Illinois.

 

Caregivers Count Too! - Section 3: The Nuts & Bolts of Caregiver Assessment

Once you have your program purpose in clear focus and know how you hope to use the information gathered by the caregiver assessment process, you are ready to tackle the details.  It is important to keep in mind that assessment is not an end point. Rather, it should empower family caregivers to make in-formed decisions and link caregivers with community services. The “nuts & bolts” of caregiver assessment are contained in five questions. We’ll take you through them, one by one. The questions are:

Caregivers Count Too! - Section 3: Who Should Be Assessed?

Scenario: The Jones Family

Caregivers Count Too! - Section 3: Things to Keep in Mind . . .

Things to Keep in Mind . . .

Whenever possible, use established measures that are:

  • practical and applicable to family caregivers
  • previously applied, or could be applied, in service settings
  • reliable and valid
  • cited in the literature

(See Selected Caregiver Assessment Measures: A Resource Inventory for Practitioners in Appendix II). 

Caregivers Count Too! - Section 3: Caregiver Assessment Table

 

Caregiver Assessment: Information Categories, Areas to Assess and Possible Questions

Information Category

Areas to Assess

Possible Questions

Context

Caregivers Count Too! Section 3: What Should Family Caregiver Assessments Include?

While the assessment approach needs to be tailored to your service setting and program, any caregiver assessment should:

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