Older adults living with one or more chronic conditions or disabilities often depend on a caregiver. Caring for an older adult can be physically, emotionally and financially challenging. Fortunately, there are many resources that can help caregivers provided by federal, state, local agencies, profit, and non-profit organizations; however, many caregivers are often not aware of these available resources. This study evaluates current strategies that nurses, social workers, and chaplains use to deliver resource information to caregivers. Results from the study have shown that health professionals believe caregivers were somewhat informed about available resources, support information was the most popular resource given to caregivers, resource conversation was usually initiated by health professionals, language was a large barrier for caregivers, and in-person was the most effective strategy for delivering resource information. This study could be used to identify effective delivery strategies that can be shared among professionals in these disciplines.
|Commitee:||Goeller, Casey, Weber, Christine|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Family and Consumer Sciences|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 58/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
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