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Caregiving Across the States: 50 State Profiles (2014)

Caregiving Across the States: 50 State Profiles - 2014 Update

 

Coping with Caregiving. REACH I

REACH I is a research project which explores the effectiveness of different interventions to reduce burden and distress of family caregivers. It includes a train-the trainer education program which focuses exclusively on self-care for dementia family caregivers.

Organization:

Stanford University School of Medicine Older Adult and Family Center

Caregiver Health Education Program

The Caregiver Health Education Program trains professionals and informal caregivers to lead educational and support groups for families and friends of frail older persons with chronic disabilities. There are several versions of the program including a dementia specific version and a version to be delivered by teleconference.

Organization:

Institute of Gerontology, University at Albany, State University of New York.

STAR-C: Managing Difficult Behaviors: A Standardized Intervention to Help Family Caregivers

STAR-Caregivers (STAR-C) is a standardized intervention to help family caregivers identify, reduce, and manage difficult behavioral symptoms of their relative with Alzheimer's disease.

Organization:

University of Washington

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six-week education program developed by Legacy Caregiver Services and Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging for family and friends caring for older adults with cognitive and chronic impairment. The program focuses on the self-care of family caregivers. A train-the-trainer education program is available to professionals interested in using this intervention in their work with caregivers. (Winner of the 2007 National Family Caregiving Award in the "Education" category)

Organization:

Legacy Caregiver Services

Caring for You, Caring for Me: Education and Support for Family and Professional Caregivers

Caring for You, Caring for Me is a 10-hour program, conducted in five two-hour modules and addresses the needs of family and professional caregivers. Caregivers learn: ways of coping with caregiving; resources available and how to access them; ways to share common concerns and issues. A one-day workshop trains professionals interested in delivering this intervention.

Organization:

Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving

American Red Cross Family Caregiving Program

The American Red Cross

The American Red Cross Family Caregiving Program is an interactive program in nine modules that educates informal caregivers on issues such as safety, general care, nutrition etc. Local American Red Cross chapters offer Leader training for anyone interested incorporating all or any of the modules in their work with caregivers.

Organization:

American Red Cross

Como Controlar la Frustracion: Una Clase para las Personas que Atienden a un Enfermo

Uno de los desafios mas grandes en la vida de una persona es tener que atender a un enfermo. Parte del desafio son las emociones agradables y desagradables. Esta clase da informacion sobre como distintos aspectos y situaciones de la atencion a un enfermo pueden ser causa de reacciones emocionales. Ofrecemos esta clase en ingles tambien.

Controlling Your Frustration: A Class for Caregivers

Providing care for an ill relative may be one of the most challenging experiences of a family caregiver's life. With those challenges come emotions, both pleasant and unpleasant. This FREE class focuses on providing the caregiver with information on the different aspects of caregiving that are likely to trigger strong emotional reactions, such as understanding frustration, and being aware of the danger signals and how to control them. This class is also offered in Spanish.

Alzheimer's Poetry Project (APP)

APP develops a new approach to facilitate the creation and performance of poems for participants with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

Organization:

Bowery Arts and Science - The Alzheimer's Poetry Project

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