How Is the Toolkit Organized?
The toolkit has four main sections:
In this section you’ll find, besides an introduction, the definitions of terms used throughout the toolkit.
The second section focuses on the key role of family caregivers—who they are, what they do, and why knowing their needs is important. A list of additional resources we have found useful and sources used for statistics are also provided at the end of the section.
The third section provides a set of basic guidelines for conducting caregiver assessment including: recommended areas to cover and questions to include in a caregiver assessment; and answers to the “who, when, where and by whom” questions for implementing the assessment. A list of fundamental principles to guide practitioners in conducting caregiver assessments is also included.
The fourth section summarizes the toolkit and provides three appendices with additional information including: six sample caregiver assessment tools; an annotated list of FCA publications relating to caregiver assessment including FCA’s handy publication, Selected Caregiver Assessment Measures: A Resource Inventory for Practitioners
; and an annotated bibliography of caregiver assessment materials and journal articles.
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