Program Development

STAR-C: Managing Difficult Behaviors

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

New York University Caregivers Program

New York University Caregivers Program

The New York University Caregivers Program started in 1987 and has gone through various phases. Since its inception, the program has focused on diminishing the negative impacts and increases the positive supportive elements of family caregiving. New York University - Langone Medical Center is committed to making world-class contributions that place service to human health at the center of an academic culture devoted to excellence in research, patient care, and education.

Organization:

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.

The Savvy Caregiver Program

The prototype program is psychoeducational and involves a 12-hour course with the aims of introducing family caregivers to the caregiving role, providing them with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to carry out that role and alerting them to self-care issues.

Organization:

Emory University

Location:

Emory University, GA

How does it work?

The Environmental Skill-building Program

The Environmental Skill-building Program assists caregivers build skills to manage a range of daily care challenges including taking care of themselves and alleviating stress. It is designed for all stages of dementia (mild, moderate, severe).

Organization:

Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia

Location:

Philadelphia, PA

How does it work?

The intervention is delivered by occupational therapists trained in the program in homes of families.

Why is it successful?

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

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