Three resources to promote the assessment of caregiver needs in health and long-term care settings
Caregiver Assessment: Principles, Guidelines and Strategies for Change, Vol. I. The first of a two-part report arising from a landmark event: The National Consensus Development Conference for Caregiver Assessment. This report reflects the professional consensus achieved among nationally recognized experts and stakeholders on fundamental principles and practice guidelines that apply to a range of practitioners in a variety of settings. Strategies and actions to advance caregiver assessment as a basic component of practice are also included.
Caregiver Assessment: Voices and Views from the Field, Vol. II. Four background papers on the assessment of family caregivers from a research, practice, policy and international perspective, as well as the experiences of two family caregivers who shared their stories at the Consensus Conference. The papers call for significant improvements in our health care and long-term care systems which rely too much on families without recognizing and assessing family caregivers’ own support and health needs.
Caregivers Count Too! - A Toolkit to Help Practitioners Assess the Needs of Family Caregivers. A practical resource targeted to practitioners and program administrators interested in integrating caregiver assessment into their work with caregiving families, older people and adults with disabilities. The toolkit provides a compilation of materials and techniques to facilitate the implementation of caregiver assessment in a variety of service delivery settings.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provided primary support for this project with additional support from the Archstone Foundation and The California Endowment.
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