New York University Caregivers Program
The New York University Caregivers Program started in 1987 and has gone through various phases. Since its inception, the program has focused on diminishing the negative impacts and increases the positive supportive elements of family caregiving. New York University - Langone Medical Center is committed to making world-class contributions that place service to human health at the center of an academic culture devoted to excellence in research, patient care, and education.
New York University (NYU) - Langone Medical Center
Located in the heart of New York City, NYU Langone Medical Center is a premier center for health care, biomedical research, and medical education. For over 167 years, NYU physicians and researchers have contributed to the practice and science of medicine. Today the Medical Center consists of NYU School of Medicine; Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, the first and largest facility of its kind; NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, a leader in musculoskeletal care; and such nationally recognized programs as the NYU Cancer Institute, the NYU Child Study Center, and the NYU Cardiac and Vascular Institute.
New York, NY
How does it work?
Today the New York University Caregivers Program focuses on family counseling sessions, support groups and ad hoc as-needed counseling for spousal caregivers of those with Alzheimer's disease.
Why is it successful?
Numerous evaluations of the program show marked impact on development of successful coming mechanisms for caregivers dealing with behaviors associated with Alzheimer's disease. Additional findings report to delayed nursing home placement for the person with Alzheimer's disease without diminishing caregiver well-being. Moreover, in recognition of the program's success it has been the recipient of several national awards.
For more information: NYU Caregiver Program