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ERIC Number: ED314680
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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The Caring Home Program: In-Home Interventions for Alzheimer's Disease Patients and Their Caregivers.
Pynoos, Jon; Ohta, Russell J.
The home is clearly the major setting in which care is provided to individuals suffering from Alzheimer's disease. The Caring Home Program was a multi-disciplinary program designed to complement existing efforts to assist caregivers (N=12) with the in-home care of Alzheimer's disease patients. The program components consisted of an assessment of patient level of functioning and problems experienced by the caregiver, an independent assessment of the home environment, the team identification of target areas for intervention, the implementation of specific caregiver-selected interventions, and the evaluation of intervention effectiveness over several months. Evaluation of the program indicated that the majority of interventions which were initially effective were reported by caregivers as still effective approximately 7 to 9 months later. It was evident even with careful professional assessment of patient and caregiver needs, and caregiver input in the selection of specific interventions from the implementation, that some interventions may be ineffective from the outset. The apparent reasons which emerged for intervention ineffectiveness and their implications for minimizing such ineffectiveness in the future are instructive. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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