Assessment

Focus on Texas: Caregiver Assessments

Webinar: Caregiver Assessment II - Practice Considerations for System Change

(Part 2 of a 2-part series)

This webinar took place on August 23, 2012.

Selected Caregiver Assessment Measures: A Resource Inventory for Practitioners (2012)

Webinar: Caregiver Assessment I - Why and What Should We Assess?

This webinar took place on June 20, 2012. It is Part 1 of a 2-part series.

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.

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University of Washington

Caregivers Count Too! Section 2: Why Are Family Caregivers Vital?

Why Family Caregivers are Vital to Health Care and Long-Term Care

Many people rely on them . . .

  • Most people (80%) who need LTC supportive services live at home or in community settings, not in institutions.
  • More than 78% of adults who receive LTC at home get all their care from unpaid family and friends.

Family caregivers fill big gaps in health and long-term care . . .

Caregivers Count Too! Section 1: Definitions

What Do We Mean By.....

Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) – everyday tasks related to personal care usually performed for oneself in the course of a normal day, including bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, walking, taking medications, and other personal care activities.

Caregivers Count Too! Toolkit - Introduction

Introduction

We now know that family caregiving impacts the physical and mental health, finances, career and other family and social relationships of the caregiver. However, few programs offer caregivers an assessment of their own situations to assist them in providing quality care. Restrictions on resources may influence an agency’s response to caregiver needs, but much depends on how we view caregivers in general. Are family members seen merely as a resource, or as people with needs and rights of their own?

Caregivers Count Too! Section 1: Getting Started

What Is the Caregivers Count Tool Toolkit?

This toolkit is a step-by-step resource filled with practical information and resources. It’s designed for program administrators and practitioners* to:

Caregivers Count Too! Toolkit

An Online Toolkit to Help Practicioners Assess the Needs of Family Caregivers

Now more than ever, involving family caregivers is a necessary part of working with older people and adults with disabilities in all practice settings. As our population ages, more people with chronic and disabling conditions are choosing to live at home or in the community, launching their family members and close friends into action as caregivers.

The toolkit is broken up into sections . . .

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