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Comprehensive Discharge Planning and Home Follow-up of Hospitalized Elders

Comprehensive discharge planning and home follow-up of hospitalized elders

Citation Naylor, M., Brooten, D., Campell, R., Jacobsen, B. S., Mezey, M. D., Pauly, M. v., & Schwartz, J. S. (1999). Comprehensive discharge planning and home follow-up of hospitalized elders. Journal of the American Medical Association, 281 (7), 613-620.

Design Experiment.

Effects of an Advanced Practice Nursing Intervention on Caregivers of Frail Rural Elderly

Caregivers of frail rural older adults. Effects of an advanced practice nursing intervention

Citation Dellasega, C., & Zerbe, T. (2002). Caregivers of frail rural older adults. Effects of an advanced practice nursing intervention. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 28 (10), 40-49.

Design Experiment

Purpose The purpose of this experiment was to examine the effects of an Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) intervention on rural caregivers, after the care recipient was discharged from hospital.

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

Model Programs

Programs included here were selected for their well recognized contributions to the support of families in their caregiving role. Many of these programs are considered to be authorities in their fields and have been replicated widely. In addition, programs:

Emerging Practices

Programs included here are noted for their successful use of “unconventional” means (such as the arts and multimedia) and foster innovation by bringing services to historically underserved populations, such as ethnic, rural and LGBT communities. New and imaginative supports were central to these programs which may serve as a guide for others attempting to achieve a similar goal. In addition, programs:

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