ERIC Number: ED327674
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Mar
The Caregiver Education and Training Project: A Comprehensive Training Program for Family Caregivers.
Grossmont District Hospital, La Mesa, CA.
This demonstration program was designed to impart specific nursing, psychosocial, and community knowledge skills to caregivers, particularly those who themselves were older adults and were caring for a family member at home. Begun in October 1986, this program featured basic home nursing instruction and an orientation to the demands and rewards of caregiving. The Caregiver Education and Training (CET) Project included two components. Two integrated home nursing courses demonstrated basic nursing skills to families who cared for an ill, frail, impaired, or older family member in the home. A companion course focused on the psychosocial aspects of caregiving and provided information about community resources. During its 18-month duration, CET offered 65 classes to the community at no charge. Some 342 individuals representing 221 families and 62 paraprofessionals/professionals participated. Their response was quite favorable. Pretests and posttests demonstrated the acquisition of significant caregiving knowledge and skills. A 60-minute videotape and two teaching guides for the two components of the program were developed. Appendixes include pretests, posttests, and questionnaires. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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 056 694-695.