Care Management/Coordination

Tech4Care Advertising Program

"Tech4Care". . . FCA's New Advertising Program Markets Products and Services to Caregivers on Caregiver.org

Family caregiving is a rapidly growing, increasingly important field, as is the development of Innovative, technology-driven products for use by family caregivers. For 35 years, Family Caregiver Alliance has been working closely with family caregivers on their most complex care and planning needs, so we understand that families need input about, and access to these innovative technologies to substantially improve their lives.

Asian Pacific Islander Dementia Care Network

The Asian Pacific Islander Dementia Care Network in Los Angeles (API DCN) addresses gaps in the community-based continuum of care for API's by expanding culturally and linguistically competent services for caregivers and building the capacity of community-based partner agencies in Los Angeles. Asian Pacific Islander Dementia Care Network is a 2010 recipient of The Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Award for the Diverse & Multicultural Communities category.

Organization:

Alzheimer and Dementia Workgroup (Mountain Projects, Inc)

The Alzheimer & Dementia Workgroup's overarching goal is to increase awareness and support individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other related dementia and their caregivers. Alzheimer & Dementia Workgroup is a 2010 recipient of The Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Award for the Policy & Advocacy category.

Organization:

Mountain Projects, Inc

The Effects of a Dementia Nurse Care Manager on Improving Caregiver Outcomes

The effects of a dementia nurse care manager on improving caregiver outcomes

Citation Specht, J., Bossen, A., Hall, G.R., Zimmerman, B., & Russell, J. (2009). The effects of a dementia nurse care manager on improving caregiver outcomes. American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias, 24(3) 193-207

The Effect of a Disease Management Intervention on . . . Dementia Care

The effect of a disease management intervention on quality and outcomes of dementia care

Citation Vickery, B., Mittman, B., Connor, K., Pearson, M., Della Penna, R., Ganiats, T., DeMonte, R.,Chodosh, J., Cui, X., Vassar, S., Duan, N. & Lee, M. (2006). The effect of a disease management intervention on quality and outcomes of dementia care. Annals of Internal Medicine, 145(10), 713-726.

Design Randomized, controlled trial

The Cleveland Alzheimer's Managed Care Demonstration: Outcomes

The cleveland alzheimer's managed care demonstration: Outcomes after 12 months of implementation

Citation Bass, D., Clark, P., Looman, W., McCarthy, C. & Eckert, S. (2003). The cleveland alzheimer's managed care demonstration: Outcomes after 12 months of implementation. The Gerontologist, 43(1), 73-85.

Design Randomized trial

Participants The participants of this study were N=157 family caregivers of a person with Alzheimer's disease.

Geriatric care management for low-income seniors

Geriatric care management for low-income seniors

Citation Counsell, S. R. et al. (2007). Geriatric care management for low income seniors. The Journal of the American Medical Society, 298(22), 2623-2633.

Design Randomized controlled trial

Purpose The purpose of this study was to test the effectiveness of a geriatric care management model on improving the quality of care for low-income seniors in primary care.

Effects of guided care on family caregivers

Effects of guided care on family caregivers

Citation Wolff, J. L. et al. Effects of guided care on family caregivers. The Gerontologist. Advance Access published online: August 26, 2009.

Design Experiment

Purpose The purpose of this study was to determine whether Guided Care (GC) improves patients' primary caregivers' depressive symptoms, strain, productivity, and perceptions of the quality of care recipients' chronic illness care.

Effects of a home environmental skill-building program . . .

Effects of a home environmental skill-building program on caregivers and care recipients

Citation Corcoran, M., et al. (2003). Effects of the home environmental skill-building program on the caregiver-care recipient dyad: 6-month outcomes from the philadelphia REACH initiative. The Gerontological Society of America, 43 (4), 532 - 546.

Design Randomized controlled

Personal Care Agreements

 

Personal Care Agreements:

How to Compensate a Family Member for Providing Care

 

Introduction

Many families reach a point when they recognize that an ill or older relative needs help. There are usually warning signs: difficulty with daily activities; memory problems; trouble with banking and finances; multiple falls; problems with driving; forgetting medications. Sometimes an elderly or ill loved one needs more than occasional assistance?they need full-time care.

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