Caring for You, Caring for Me: Education and Support for Family and Professional Caregivers

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Caring for You, Caring for Me is a 10-hour program, conducted in five two-hour modules and addresses the needs of family and professional caregivers. Caregivers learn: ways of coping with caregiving; resources available and how to access them; ways to share common concerns and issues. A one-day workshop trains professionals interested in delivering this intervention.

Organization:

Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving

The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving promotes caregiver health and skills by establishing local, state and national partnerships committed to building quality long-term, home and community- based services.

Location:

Americus, GA

How does it work?

A one-day Leader Preparation Workshop is available from the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI). It is accompanied by a Program Guide which contains a scripted narrative of the content and suggested activities; handouts for program participants; mock-ups of overhead transparencies and a CD containing slides to support presentation; written material explaining the philosophy, organization and appropriate use of the program; and appendices with supplementary information.

Professionals attending the workshop learn how to addresses the needs of family and professional caregivers by bringing them together to discuss common issues, share ideas, and gain a better understanding of different perspectives on what it means to be a caregiver.

Why is it successful?

Materials have been distributed for use widely throughout the United States. The program has been reviewed extensively by participant satisfaction evaluations, perceived impact of the program participant surveys, and an evaluative study conducted by the Center of State Health Policy at Rutgers University.

For more information: www.rosalynncarter.org

 

Date: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

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