Built upon the findings of RESOURCES FOR ENHANCING ALZHEIMERS CAREGIVER HEALTH, 1996-2001, BASELINE AND FOLLOW-UP DATA [ICPSR 3678], REACH II designed and tested a single multi-component intervention among family caregivers of persons with Alzheimers disease or related disorders. The overall objectives were (1) to identify and reduce modifiable risk factors among diverse family caregivers of patients with Alzheimers Disease or a related disorder, (2) to enhance the quality of care provided to the care recipients, and (3) to enhance the well-being of the caregivers. REACH II is the first project to simultaneously test a comprehensive caregiver intervention in three distinct racial/ethnic groups: Hispanic/Latino, Black/African-American, and White/Caucasian. The intervention was based on a risk-appraisal approach in which five areas of risk--depression, burden, self-care, social support, and patient problem behaviors--that are central to caregiver well-being and quality of life were matched to ...
Built upon the findings of RESOURCES FOR ENHANCING ALZHEIMERS CAREGIVER HEALTH, 1996-2001, BASELINE AND FOLLOW-UP DATA [ICPSR 3678], REACH II designed and tested a single multi-component intervention among family caregivers of persons with Alzheimers disease or related disorders. The overall objectives were (1) to identify and reduce modifiable risk factors among diverse family caregivers of patients with Alzheimers Disease or a related disorder, (2) to enhance the quality of care provided to the care recipients, and (3) to enhance the well-being of the caregivers. REACH II is the first project to simultaneously test a comprehensive caregiver intervention in three distinct racial/ethnic groups: Hispanic/Latino, Black/African-American, and White/Caucasian. The intervention was based on a risk-appraisal approach in which five areas of risk--depression, burden, self-care, social support, and patient problem behaviors--that are central to caregiver well-being and quality of life were matched to ...
Going for a walk outside, reading, listening to music - these and other enjoyable activities can reduce blood pressure for elderly caregivers of spouses with Alzheimers disease, suggests a study. "Greater engagement in pleasant leisure activities was associated with lowered caregivers blood pressure over time," according to the report by Brent T. Mausbach, PhD, of University of California San Diego and colleagues. "Participation in pleasant leisure activities may have cardiovascular benefits for Alzheimers caregivers." The study included 126 caregivers enrolled in the UCSD Alzheimers Caregiver Study, a follow-up study evaluating associations between stress, coping, and cardiovascular risk in Alzheimers caregivers. The caregivers were 89 women and 37 men, average age 74 years, providing in-home care for a spouse with Alzheimers disease.. Click here to read more.. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Stroke survivors and informal caregivers experiences of primary care and community healthcare services - A systematic review and meta-ethnography. AU - Pindus, Dominika M.. AU - Mullis, Ricky. AU - Lim, Lisa. AU - Wellwood, Ian. AU - Rundell, A. Viona. AU - Aziz, Noor Azah Abd. AU - Mant, Jonathan. PY - 2018/2. Y1 - 2018/2. N2 - Objective To describe and explain stroke survivors and informal caregivers experiences of primary care and community healthcare services. To offer potential solutions for how negative experiences could be addressed by healthcare services. Design Systematic review and meta-ethnography. Data sources Medline, CINAHL, Embase and PsycINFO databases (literature searched until May 2015, published studies ranged from 1996 to 2015). Eligibility criteria Primary qualitative studies focused on adult community-dwelling stroke survivors and/or informal caregivers experiences of primary care and/or community healthcare services. Data synthesis A set of common ...
The objective of this multi-province randomized controlled trial will be to determine if the TIR Stroke Family Support Program delivered across the care continuum contributes to positive caregiver outcomes. Since this program targets family caregiver support, the primary outcomes of the intervention will be caregivers perception of being supported in their care-giving role and improvements in caregiver mental health outcomes (e.g., less depression and more psychological well-being). To determine the impact of the intervention on caregiver outcomes, we will compare two modes of intervention delivery with standard care: 1) repeated contact in person and by telephone with a stroke support person and 2) a self-directed program by the caregiver.. We will perform a multi-site, mixed methods RCT. Caregivers of patients who are receiving acute care for their first stroke will be recruited within the first week of hospital admission. Members of the stroke team from the participating hospitals stroke ...
Although caregiving for stroke survivors is usually long-term, most studies on caregivers have generally involved only the first year following the event. We assessed and compared the long-term level of well-being measures among stroke survivors and their caregivers at more than 1 year following the stroke event and examined the associations between well-being, survivors characteristics, and caregiver burden. We interviewed a convenience sample of 51 community-dwelling stroke survivors, at least 1 year after the last stroke event, and their primary caregivers. Disability of survivors was assessed using the Barthel index and the modified Rankin Scale; health-related quality of life by the SF-36 questionnaire; and depression and anxiety using the Hospital Anxiety Depression Scale. Caregivers filled the SF-36 questionnaire, Hospital Anxiety Depression Scale questionnaire, and the Zarit Burden Interview, which assesses caregiver burden. Caregivers reported low levels of health-related quality of ...
Brn.sagepub.com: 4/23/12.. Informal caregivers of stroke survivors experience elevated chronic stress and are at risk of developing depressive symptoms. The cumulative effects of chronic stress can increase allostatic load and dysregulate biological processes, thus increasing risk of stress-related disease. Stress-induced alterations in the pattern of cortisol secretion vary with respect to stressor onset, intensity, and chronicity. Little is known about the psychoendocrine response to stress in female caregivers Read More. ...
Family caregivers are instrumental in the care of people with chronic and disabling conditions. Family caregivers provide hands-on personal care, perform health management activities, and navigate health system demands. The availability and adequacy of support provided by family caregivers has important consequences for patients health and quality of life, the services they use, and the quality and costs of care they receive. However, family caregivers are not systematically identified in care delivery, and providers do not typically assess whether they have the requisite knowledge, understanding, or proficiency in the tasks they are expected to perform. Family caregivers describe learning how by trial and error - and being fearful of making a mistake that will cause harm. A recent National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) report found that current medical practice often compounds family caregivers problems by failing to include them in treatment decisions and care ...
Objectives: The capability to live well in people with dementia can be influenced by many factors, including those related to the experiences of their informal caregiver. How caregivers experience their own role can affect not only their well-being but also the way they provide care and hence the experience of the person with dementia. The aim of this study is to identify the potential impact of the caregivers perception of the caregiving experience on how people with mild to moderate dementia self-rate their QoL, well-being and satisfaction with life. Method: This study utilised time-point 1 data from 1283 informal caregiver and the 1283 people with dementia whom they provide care from the IDEAL cohort study. Multivariate modelling was used to investigate the associations between measures related to the caregivers perception of the caregiving experience (caregiving stress, perceived social restrictions, caregiving competence, positive aspects of caregiving, and coping) and the self-ratings ...
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Extensive research shows a positive relationship between family caregivers support and optimization of self-care abilities of elderly individuals experiencing chronic diseases [1-5]. Family caregivers are expected to support their chronically ill family member more due to an increasing shift from professional to informal care [6]. In the light of these developments, it is essential that nurses have attention for support offered by family caregivers of older patients with chronic conditions who are admitted to the hospital. Therefore, nurses need to address family caregiving aspects in their nursing practice on behalf of the continuity of care of the patient in the hospital. Too little attention for supporting roles of family caregivers during the hospitalization of their ill relative could lead to discontinuity of care after discharge.. The importance of family caregiver support of chronically ill elderly is a relatively new concept in the Netherlands which is receiving more attention the last ...
ASPE Research Notes INFORMATION FOR DECISION MAKERS FOCUS ON: Long-Term Care Insurance Issued August 1995 Eldercare: The Impact of Family Caregivers Employment on Formal and Informal Helper Hours PDF Version: http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/reports/1995/rn14.pdf (6 PDF pages)
In this paper we compare the results in an analysis of determinants of caregivers health derived from two approaches, a structural equation model and a log-linear model, using the same data set. The data were collected from a cross-sectional population-based sample of 468 families in Ontario, Canada who had a child with cerebral palsy (CP). The self-completed questionnaires and the home-based interviews used in this study included scales reflecting socio-economic status, child and caregiver characteristics, and the physical and psychological well-being of the caregivers. Both analytic models were used to evaluate the relationships between child behaviour, caregiving demands, coping factors, and the well-being of primary caregivers of children with CP. The results were compared, together with an assessment of the positive and negative aspects of each approach, including their practical and conceptual implications. No important differences were found in the substantive conclusions of the two analyses.
This study describes patterns of caregiving experiences in partners of patients with cancer (N=148) over a 6-month period. Caregiving experiences were assessed by means of the Caregiver Reaction Assessment Scale (CRA), which consists of four negative dimensions and one positive subscale: Disrupted Schedule, Financial Problems, Lack of Family Support, Loss of Physical Strength, and Self-Esteem. Subgroup analyses were performed according to gender, age, and socioeconomic status (SES). Type, size, and direction of changes in caregiving experiences over time were analyzed both at a group level and at an individual level. Patterns of caregiver experiences appeared to vary between the subgroups; women, younger caregivers, and caregivers with a higher SES experienced caregiving more negatively or less positively. The findings illustrate the value of studying inter- and intraindividual patterns across different subgroups, and stress that caregiver experiences should be regarded as a multidimensional concept
Informal care is essential for many people with dementia (PwD), but it often results in a considerable burden for the caregiver. The perseverance time instrument integrates the aspect of perceived burden with the caregivers capacity to cope with the burden, in contrast to most available instruments, which measure solely the burden of caregiving. The aim of this study was to extend insight into psychometric properties of the perseverance time instrument, specifically the construct validity, responsiveness, and predictive validity, within the population of informal caregivers for PwD. Data from two studies among informal caregivers of community-dwelling PwD in the Netherlands were used. The first study included 198 caregivers from a single region in the Netherlands and lasted 1 year. The second was a cross-sectional nationwide study with 166 caregivers for PwD. Questionnaires of both studies included questions regarding demographics and informal care, perseverance time, and other informal caregiver
This study assessed how family caregivers for patients with Alzheimers disease (AD) or dementia in Japan differed from non-caregivers in characteristics and health outcomes (i.e., comorbidities, health-related quality of life [HRQoL], productivity, and resource use). Caregivers were hypothesized to experience significantly poorer outcomes than non-caregivers. Data were combined from the 2012 and 2013 National Health and Wellness Survey in Japan (n = 60000). Caregivers for adult relatives with AD or dementia were compared with non-caregivers on: comorbidities (including Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) cutoff scores suggesting presence/absence of major depressive disorder (MDD)), Work Productivity and Activity Impairment (WPAI), SF-36v2-based HRQoL, and healthcare resource utilization. Sociodemographic characteristics, health characteristics and behaviors, and Charlson comorbidity index (CCI) scores were compared across groups. Propensity matching, based on scores generated from a logistic
TY - JOUR. T1 - Aspects of family caregiving as addressed in planned discussions between nurses, patients with chronic diseases and family caregivers: a qualitative content analysis. AU - Hagedoorn, Ellen. AU - Paans, Wolter. AU - Jaarsma, Tiny. AU - Keers, Joost. AU - van der Schans, Cees. AU - Luttik, Marie Louise. PY - 2017/7/15. Y1 - 2017/7/15. N2 - Background: Caregiving by family members of elderly with chronic conditions is currently intensifying in the context of an aging population and health care reform in the Netherlands. It is essential that nurses have attention for supporting roles of family caregivers of older patients and address family caregiving aspects on behalf of the continuity of care. This study aims to explore what aspects of family caregiving were addressed during planned discussions between nurses, patients and family caregivers in the hospital.Methods: Qualitative descriptive research was conducted using non-participant observation and audio-recordings of planned ...
Background. The primary purpose of this study was to investigate adult-child caregiver burden in heart failure (HF) patients. Secondary purpose of the study was to identify the possible influencing factors for caregiver burden and depressive symptoms in a young adult-child caregiver group. Methods. A total of 138 adult-child caregivers and 138 patients with HF participated in this study. Caregivers burden, depressive symptoms, and anxiety levels were assessed by using Zarit Caregiver Burden Scale (ZCBS), Beck Depression Inventory, and State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, respectively. Results. The mean ZCBS scores of the female caregivers were significantly higher than male caregivers. Approximately one-third of the adult-child caregivers had at least mild depressive symptoms. Caregivers with higher depressive symptoms had higher levels of caregiver burden. There were positive correlations between caregiving time, severity of depressive symptoms, and perceived caregiver burden. There was a negative ...
Informal care is taking an increasingly important role in our health care system, and an improvement in our understanding of caregiving experiences and outcomes has become more relevant. The Lifelines informal care add-on study (Lifelines ICAS) was initiated within the Lifelines Cohort Study to cover the large heterogeneity in the caregiver population and to investigate the complex interplay among the characteristics of the caregiver, care recipient, and care situation and positive and negative caregiver outcomes. In this paper, we discuss the study design and data collection procedures of Lifelines ICAS, provide a detailed overview of its measures, and describe the caregiver study population. Lifelines participants who participated in the 2nd Lifelines follow-up questionnaire were asked whether they provided informal care. Subsequently, they were invited to participate in Lifelines ICAS. Descriptive statistics were used to describe all informal caregivers in the 2nd Lifelines follow-up questionnaire
There is wide variation in reported impact of caring on caregiver well-being, and often a negative appraisal of caregiving. Researchers are beginning to question the robustness of the evidence base on which negative appraisals are based. The present study aimed to draw on data from a population-representative sample to describe the health, quality of life, and impact of caring of informal caregivers of people with an intellectual disability (ID). Informal carers of people with ID (N=260) were identified among 2,199 carers in the English Survey of Carers in Households 2009/10. Generalised estimating equations explored the association between socio-demographic and caring profile with quality of life, physical health status, and impact on psychological health and personal life. Compared to other caregivers, providing care to a person with ID was not associated with reduced quality of life. There was a 82% increased risk of reporting poorer health status, even though poorer health was not likely to ...
The role of family caregivers has dramatically expanded to include performing medical/nursing tasks once only provided in hospitals, says a new report by the AARP Public Policy Institute and the United Hospital Fund. The report is based on a nationally representative population-based online survey of 1,677 family caregivers to determine what medical/nursing tasks they perform. Almost half (46%) of caregivers performed medical/nursing tasks for family members with multiple chronic physical and cognitive conditions. Three out of 4 (78%) family caregivers who provided medical/nursing tasks were managing medications, including administering intravenous fluids and injections. Caregivers reported finding wound care very challenging; more than a third (38%) wanted more training. The report reveals the complexity and difficulty of specific tasks, the lack of support and training family caregivers receive, and the effect on their quality of life. It makes 10 recommendations, including:. ...
The role of family caregivers has dramatically expanded to include performing medical/nursing tasks once only provided in hospitals, says a new report by the AARP Public Policy Institute and the United Hospital Fund. The report is based on a nationally representative population-based online survey of 1,677 family caregivers to determine what medical/nursing tasks they perform. Almost half (46%) of caregivers performed medical/nursing tasks for family members with multiple chronic physical and cognitive conditions. Three out of 4 (78%) family caregivers who provided medical/nursing tasks were managing medications, including administering intravenous fluids and injections. Caregivers reported finding wound care very challenging; more than a third (38%) wanted more training. The report reveals the complexity and difficulty of specific tasks, the lack of support and training family caregivers receive, and the effect on their quality of life. It makes 10 recommendations, including:. ...
38% of caregivers report high emotional stress from the demands of caregiving.. With an average household income of $45,700, caregivers report not only emotional strain, but financial strain. Higher-hour caregivers report difficulty in finding affordable caregiving services, such as delivered meals, transportation, or in-home health services, in the community for them and their loved ones. Caregivers who live more than an hour away from their care recipient also report higher levels of financial strain (21 percent), perhaps because 4 out of 10 long-distance caregivers report the use of paid help (41 percent).. Also surprising are findings from subpopulations of caregivers. Today, nearly a quarter of Americas caregivers are millennials between the ages of 18 and 34 and are equally likely to be male or female. On the other end of the spectrum, caregivers ages 75 or older are typically the sole support for their loved one, providing care without paid help or help from relatives and friends. Men, a ...
Caregiver assessment needs to be multidimensional and reflect culturally competent practice. [19] Studies have shown that cultural beliefs play a part in influencing family emotions and concerns in the cancer experience.. In a meta-analysis of 116 empirical studies, Asian American caregivers were found to provide more caregiving hours than white, African American, and Hispanic caregivers; to use lower levels of formal support services; and to have fewer financial resources, lower levels of education, and higher levels of depression than the other subgroups. [19] These findings are important for the oncology team because caregivers with no outside help are more depressed than those who receive help. A study involving unmet needs and service barriers among Asian American caregivers found that caregivers refused outside help because they "felt too proud to accept it" or "didnt want outsiders coming in"; other reported barriers included "bureaucracy too complex" or "cant find qualified providers." ...
Published in News Stories on November 19, 2015 The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare, a national nonprofit leading the movement to bring compassion to every patient-caregiver interaction, has named Dr. Rick Boyte as the Schwartz Center National Compassionate Caregiver of the Year (NCCY) Award recipient. Boyte, left, is congratulated by surgeon and author Dr. Atul Gawande. Photo courtesy of Randy Goodman.Award-winning author and surgeon Dr. Atul Gawande presented the award Nov. 18 at the 20th Annual Kenneth B. Schwartz Compassionate Healthcare Dinner, where Boyte was honored in front of 2,000 health care leaders, clinicians, patients and family members.This year marks the Schwartz Centers 20th anniversary and the national expansion of the NCCY Award program, which was established to elevate excellence in compassionate care. For the past 16 years, the Schwartz Center has honored outstanding health care providers who display extraordinary devotion and compassion in caring for patients and
The Alzheimers Association designates the month of November as National Family Caregivers Month. According to recent Connecticut statistics, in 2016, there were 177,000 dementia caregivers providing 201,000,000 total hours of unpaid care at a total value of $2,548,000,000. This also created higher direct caregiver health costs of $153,000,000. Currently in Connecticut, there are an estimated 75,000 persons aged 65 or over with Alzheimers Disease. The estimates increase in 2020 to 80,000, and by 2025 to 91,000 persons.. Nationwide, in 2017, more than 15 million family members and friends provided 18.2 billion hours of unpaid care to people with Alzheimers and other dementias, at an economic value of over $230 billion. Of the unpaid Alzheimers and dementia caregivers, 69 percent have provided care for the past year, and more than 39 percent have been providing care for four or more years.. Caring for an individual creates or aggravates the health problems of a caregiver. Nearly 60 percent of ...
Possible selves are personalized representations of the self in the future that may motivate individuals to strive toward desired states and avoid feared outcomes. Possible selves have been explored among many populations but have not been investigated among Alzheimers disease caregivers. In this study, the health-related possible selves of two groups were compared: individuals caring for someone with Alzheimers disease, and individuals who are not caring for anyone with Alzheimers disease. It was hypothesized that an individuals status as an Alzheimers caregiver would increase the likelihood of having possible selves related to the development of Alzheimers disease. It was also hypothesized that caregivers would engage in health behaviors at a lower rate than non-caregivers. Thirty-one non-caregivers and 18 Alzheimers disease caregivers participated in this study. Caregivers were significantly younger and tended to be White, while non-caregivers were significantly older and tended to be ...
Helping caregivers of persons with Alzheimers disease. Alzheimers disease (AD) is a serious brain disorder that causes a deterioration of memory and thinking skills, along with unpredictable behaviors. In the U.S., over 70% of the 4.5 million persons with AD remain at home, with a spouse, family member, or friend serving as an informal caregiver. Caring for someone with AD, though, can be very burdensome. The Resources for Enhancing Alzheimers Caregiver Health (REACH) (http://www.edc.pitt.edu/reach/) program taught caregivers about AD, and provided strategies to help them manage troublesome AD behaviors. REACH also emphasized ways for caregivers to manage their stress, maintain social support, and enhance their own self-care activities. In one study, compared to caregivers who received basic AD education, REACH caregivers reported better physical, emotional, and overall health, and lower depression ...
TY - CHAP. T1 - Psychological distress, fatigue, burden of care, and quality of life in primary caregivers of patients with breast cancer undergoing autologous bone marrow transplantation.. AU - Gaston Johansson, Fannie. AU - Lachica, Evelyn M.. AU - Fall-Dickson, Jane M.. AU - Kennedy, M. John. PY - 2004/11. Y1 - 2004/11. N2 - PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To determine the effects of sociodemographic variables, psychological distress, fatigue, and quality of life (QOL) on burden of care in primary caregivers of patients with breast cancer undergoing autologous bone marrow transplantation (BMT). DESIGN: Descriptive, correlational, predictive. Setting: Urban National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the eastern United States. SAMPLE: Convenience sample of 102 primary caregivers. METHODS: Participants completed the sociodemographic data form, Piper Fatigue Scale, Beck Depression Inventory, State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, QOL Index, and Measurement of Objective and Subjective Burden ...
The Dementia Caregivers Support Group held at Duncaster on the last Monday of each month will next meet Monday, March 27, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, in the Hospitality Room at Duncaster, 30 Loeffler Road. Facilitators are Michelle Wyman, LSW, CDP, and Sara Therion, MSW. To support those who care for a loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia, topics will include communication techniques, caregiver support, safety issues, benefits of activities and daily routine, family dynamics, stages of disease process, behavior management and more. Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging, Duncaster, and Hartford Hospital Senior Primary Care at Duncaster are sponsoring ...
The Dementia Caregivers Support Group held at Duncaster on the last Monday of each month will next meet Monday, Feb. 27, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, in the Hospitality Room at Duncaster, 30 Loeffler Road. Facilitators are Michelle Wyman, LSW, CDP, and Sara Therion, MSW. To support those who care for a loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia, topics will include communication techniques, caregiver support, safety issues, benefits of activities and daily routine, family dynamics, stages of disease process, behavior management and more. Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging, Duncaster, and Hartford Hospital Senior Primary Care at Duncaster are sponsoring ...
Background As the global population ages, support for family caregivers who provide the bulk of care to community-dwelling older people is becoming ever more important. However, in many countries, homecare-service practitioners currently do not follow a systematic approach to assessing and responding to caregiver needs. Objectives The aim of this study was to explore the experiences of caregivers and practitioners who took part in a field test of the Family Caregivers Support Agreement (FCSA) tool, a modified version of the Carers Outcome Agreement Tool (COAT) initially developed as the result of an Anglo-Swedish study. Both the COAT and the FCSA are designed to facilitate partnerships between caregivers and practitioners so that needs assessment and subsequent support services are negotiated and agreed so as to meet caregiver expectations. Design and participants A qualitative design was adopted and data were collected through focus groups with six practitioners (nurses and social workers) ...
Depression often strikes people caring for Alzheimers patients. Learn more about the link between Alzheimers caregivers and depression at Everyday Health.
Communication difficulties between individuals with Alzheimers disease (AD) and their caregivers are commonly reported. Caregivers carry the burden of managing breakdowns in communication because people with AD are often unable to modify their communicative behavior. To assist caregivers in this endeavor, clinicians and caregiving professionals have offered a variety of strategies aimed at accommodating the individuals declining abilities. Many of these strategies are intuitively appealing, but they lack empirical support. This study investigated the effectiveness of 10 frequently recommended communication strategies when employed by family caregivers of persons with AD. In particular, we assessed (a) which strategies family caregivers report using and with what degree of success, (b) which of these strategies are used by caregivers in actual interactions with their spouses, and (c) which strategies contribute to improved communication. The study included a self-report questionnaire and ...
The primary objective of this study is to implement and evaluate an intervention for caregivers of children with spinal cord injury (SCI) ages 7-12. A further objective of this pilot study is to identify which outcomes are being affected by the intervention. Past research has highlighted psychoeducational intervention (i.e., interventions including both educational/skills-building components and psychological support) as most effective in terms of impacting caregiver functioning. The current study will recruit 44 caregivers and their children with SCI. All caregivers will participate in a 2-day Parent Forum, an in-person educational session. Caregivers will then be randomly assigned to receive monthly phone calls from a mental health professional (intervention group) or no additional targeted support (control group). We expect that caregivers who participate in the intervention group and their children will demonstrate better outcomes than caregivers in the control group and their children ...
Aim The public mandatory long‐term care insurance system in Japan has supposedly mitigated the care burden for family caregivers of older adults, whereas family caregivers still play a considerable role in providing care. The effect of informal caregiving on the caregivers health has been of great interest. We investigated the relationship between the amplitude of informal caregiving and caregiver participation in health check‐ups in Japan. Methods The present study was a cross‐sectional analysis of nationally representative data in Japan (2010 Comprehensive Survey of Living Conditions). We investigated the relationship between care recipients care‐need level and in‐home caregiver participation in health check‐ups during the last year of the survey for caregivers. Results A total of 3354 caregiver/recipient pairs were included in the study. Crude proportions of caregivers completing a health check‐up by care‐need level were 68.4% (support required 1 and 2), 63.5% (care required ...
Downloadable! We analyse the impact of the provision of care on the health and quality of life (QoL) of mature female informal caregivers using a representative sample drawn from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE). We match each informal caregiver with a non-carer using Propensity Score matching and test whether matched individuals differ on self-assessed health and a functional indicator of QoL and whether this relationship differs across European regions. We find a North-South gradient both for self-assessed health and QoL and our results show that the provision of caregiving to close relatives in Europe impacts on the caregivers’ quality of life and health in a way that depends on their geographical location, the degree of formal care and specific cultural and social factors of the area. We find that informal caregiving is a complex phenomenon which may bring both psychological rewards and distress to providers of care and this complexity, along with the geographical
An estimated 44 million Americans age 18 and older provide unpaid assistance and support to older people and adults with disabilities who live in the community.1 The value of this unpaid labor force is estimated to be at least $306 billion annually,2 nearly double the combined costs of home health care ($43 billion) and nursing home care ($115 billion).3. Evidence shows that most caregivers are ill-prepared for their role and provide care with little or no support,4, 5, 6 yet more than one-third of caregivers continue to provide intense care to others while suffering from poor health themselves.7 Studies have shown that an influential factor in a caregivers decision to place an impaired relative in a long-term care facility is the family caregivers own physical health.8, 9, 10, 11. A substantial body of research shows that family members who provide care to individuals with chronic or disabling conditions are themselves at risk. Emotional, mental, and physical health problems arise from ...
An estimated 44 million Americans age 18 and older provide unpaid assistance and support to older people and adults with disabilities who live in the community.1 The value of this unpaid labor force is estimated to be at least $306 billion annually,2 nearly double the combined costs of home health care ($43 billion) and nursing home care ($115 billion).3. Evidence shows that most caregivers are ill-prepared for their role and provide care with little or no support,4, 5, 6 yet more than one-third of caregivers continue to provide intense care to others while suffering from poor health themselves.7 Studies have shown that an influential factor in a caregivers decision to place an impaired relative in a long-term care facility is the family caregivers own physical health.8, 9, 10, 11. A substantial body of research shows that family members who provide care to individuals with chronic or disabling conditions are themselves at risk. Emotional, mental, and physical health problems arise from ...
A Call to Action for the Next President. The authors of the report recommend that the next presidents administration "take steps to address the health, economic and social issues facing family caregivers of older Americans." They urge the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in collaboration with other federal agencies and private-sector groups, to create a National Family Caregiver Strategy recognizing the vital role family caregivers play in the health of older Americans.. The report also calls on leaders to address the needs of the increasingly diverse caregiver population. For instance, research has shown that older African-Americans and Hispanics have been more likely than whites to have functional impairments, the report said. But it has been difficult to get an accurate read on the various sub-groups of caregivers, and more research is needed to get detailed data on them. We also need more longitudinal studies of caregivers and care recipients, the report ...
Family caregivers of frail elders and persons with disabilities report significant stress as a result of the increased burdens and responsibilities they face on a daily basis. Caregiver burden has a negative impact on both the caregiver, in terms of mental health and physical illness, as well as the care recipient who may subsequently be at greater risk for institutional placement (Zarit, Bottigi, & Gaugler, 2007). These caregivers need additional support and resources to help reduce their stress and make them function more effectively. As many program providers have found, support services must be flexible in order to meet caregiver needs. Recent research has suggested that programs such as respite, support groups, counseling, and educational sessions have little effect on decreasing the burden that so many caregivers experience (Winslow, 2003). In developing an effective strategy to provide innovative yet quality support for caregivers it is also essential to reflect on the problems of nonuse, ...
To date, some interventions have been developed to promote caregivers adaptation to their caregiving role (see reviews [13, 29]). These interventions often provide information about the illness and treatment [18, 21, 22, 30] or about community services [23]. Some provide caregiver counselling [17, 18] or training to assist with solving caregiving problems [19, 20, 31]. In addition, others have proposed changes to the delivery of acute care and inpatient rehabilitation (e.g., early supported discharge [32], integrated care pathways [33]) that may also benefit family caregivers. Some investigators have studied caregiver interventions that cross a portion of the care continuum, most frequently from acute care to the home. These interventions typically begin when the patient is still in acute care and consist of home visits and/or telephone support to continue the intervention in the community [18, 20]. Some interventions use trained nurses [20] or family support organizers [18] to deliver the ...
Headline: Bitcoin & Blockchain Searches Exceed Trump! Blockchain Stocks Are Next!. NATIONAL FAMILY CAREGIVERS MONTH, 2016. - - - - - - -. BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. A PROCLAMATION. Our Nation was founded on the fundamental ideal that we all do better when we look out for one another, and every day, millions of Americans from every walk of life balance their own needs with those of their loved ones as caregivers. During National Family Caregivers Month, we reaffirm our support for those who give of themselves to be there for their family, friends, and neighbors in challenging times, and we pledge to carry forward the progress we have made in our health care system and workplaces to give caregivers the resources and flexibility they need.. Each of us may find ourselves in need of or providing care at some point in our lives. That is why it is imperative that we maintain and expand the Affordable Care Act (ACA). At the time Medicare was created, only a little more than half ...
Prof. Dr. B. Renneberg (Principle Investigator FUB, FB Erziehungswissenschaft und Psychologie). Dr. N. Rieckmann (Principle Investigator CUB, Berlin School of Public Health. Collaborating Researchers: Prof. Dr. J. Müller-Nordhorn (CUB), Prof. Dr. M. K. Parr (FUB), Prof. Dr. C. Dreher (FUB), Dr. A. Biedermann (FUB). Project Summary. Family caregivers of persons with chronic aging-related diseases experience multiple stress factors related to their caregiving.. The long-term goal of EPA is to identify successful institutional support services (e.g., self-help groups, non-profit services, commercial providers, or online social helplines and networks) for family caregivers of persons with dementia and chronic heart failure. Success is defined in terms of sustainability and a positive influence on family caregivers psychological well-being, health, and biological stress markers.. ...
Caregivers of stroke victims are at risk for depression as well as developing complications from chronic stress, according to researchers at the Loyola
The impact of relationships, motivations, and meanings on dementia caregiving outcomes - Volume 24 Issue 11 - Catherine Quinn, Linda Clare, Ted McGuinness, Robert T. Woods
Rationale: The majority of stroke patients are discharged home dependent on informal caregivers, usually family members, to provide assistance with activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, and toileting. Many caregivers feel unprepared for this role, and this may have a detrimental effect on both the patient and caregiver. Aims: To evaluate whether a structured, competency-based training programme for caregivers improves physical and psychological outcomes for patients and their caregivers after disabling stroke, and to determine if such a training programme is cost-effective. Design: A cluster randomized controlled trial. The trial aims to recruit 25 patient and caregiver dyads from each of the 36 participating stroke rehabilitation units. Stroke units have been randomized to either the intervention or control group with randomization stratified by geographical region and quality of care. The intervention is the London Stroke Carer Training Course developed and evaluated in a ...
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Background: Elderly today have an increased life expectancy and retaining their teeth longer than before, it is important that healthcare-professionals have knowledge about oral health and how to prevent oral diseases. Objective: To study knowledge and attitude of oral health among caregivers at nursing homes in Ga-Rankuwa, Pretoria, South Africa. Method: The study was a quantitative cross-sectional study. Data was collected by a questionnaire representing four dimensions; Internal Locus of Control, External Locus of Control, Self-Efficacy and Oral Health Care Beliefs (OHCB), consisting questions about oral health and oral hygiene. The population consisted of 130 caregivers. Result: A total of 50 out of 61 caregivers participated in the study, out of which 43 were females and 7 were males. The age-interval was between 20-75 years. Generally, no statistical significant differences in knowledge and attitudes between the two nursing homes and between the caregivers´ professional statuses was ...