Caregivers Count Too! – Section 3: The Nuts & Bolts of Caregiver Assessment
Once you have your program purpose in clear focus and know how you hope to use the information gathered by the caregiver assessment process, you are ready to tackle the details. It is important to keep in mind that assessment is not an end point. Rather, it should empower family caregivers to make in-formed decisions and link caregivers with community services. The “nuts & bolts” of caregiver assessment are contained in five questions. We’ll take you through them, one by one. The questions are:
- What Should a Family Caregiver Assessment Include?
- Who Should Be Assessed?
- Who Should Conduct Family Caregiver Assessments?
- When Should Family Caregiver Assessment Happen?
- Where Should Family Caregiver Assessment Take Place?