ERIC Number: ED315676
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Home Is Where the Care Is--A Community Course.
German, Karalee T.
This community home care program for family caregivers is designed to provide information to family caregivers on ways to provide care more easily in the home by making changes in the home, and drawing on resources from outside the home. It provides guidelines for volunteer "hosts," i.e., persons who coordinate and run the course, on how to assist family caregivers in making important decisions for themselves or their loved ones. These topics are discussed: (1) the decision to host this program; (2) information for the host, such as creating a calendar, publicity for the program, and evaluation of the program; (3) detailed outlines for the host on nine modules including personal care, finances, home environment, mobility, medications, and family interactions; (4) information for caregivers, such as directions for using the caregiver questionnaire and a program overview for the caregiver; and (5) information for guest presenters, including tips for group facilitation, discussing emotions with caregivers, and outlines for the presenters for each of the modules. Two optional resource booklets for use with this program are listed at the conclusion of the manual. (ABL)
Descriptors: Community Resources, Community Services, Consumer Education, Decision Making, Family Caregivers, Older Adults, Program Guides
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Fulfillment, 1909 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20049 (Stock No. D12892, free of charge).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Retired Persons, Washington, DC.