ERIC Number: ED327673
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Labors of Love: Realities and Solutions. A Guide to Family Caregiver Education.
Brawdy, Ruth A., Ed.; Viss, Deborah, Ed.
This guide provides materials for a course for individuals interested in expanding their knowledge about caring for the elderly and disabled. Focus is on the psychosocial aspects of caregiving. It is designed to be completed in one 3-hour session and may be taught by nurses, social workers, staff members of community agencies, and others familiar with the aging and/or disabled population. Introductory material includes facts and fallacies about caregiving; caregiver education philosophy; realities and solutions of caregiving; support of the agency; responsibilities of the instructor; suggested room arrangement; and guidelines for publicity. The following pages provide information on the substance of the caregiving course. Course content covers the financial overview of long-term care, home care services, out-of-home placements, conservatorships, and psychosocial aspects of caregiving. Appendixes, amounting to over one-half of the guide, include forms, such as sign up sheet, statistics form, pretest form, posttest form, and evaluation form; a list of objectives indicating the general knowledge obtained by the participants; sample course syllabus; and sample press releases and program fliers. A 14-item bibliography and 10-item resource list are also provided. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Grossmont District Hospital, La Mesa, CA.
Note: For related documents, see CE 056 694-696.