ERIC Number: ED370728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Directory of Education Programs for Caregivers of Elders.
Missouri Univ., Kansas City. Center on Rural Elderly.
Caregiver education and support programs help decrease the stress and burden on family caregivers of the elderly. This directory profiles 72 programs for caregivers of elders. Programs are grouped into the categories of education, respite, and support. Education programs address skills and techniques for caregiving and include program implementation instructions. Respite programs offer either information and strategies for starting a respite program or content and methods for providing education and support to respite workers. Support programs describe how to start, sustain, and facilitate a support group. Each profile contains the date the program was developed or published; developer's name or organization; an abstract; curriculum content; setting for which the program was designed; implementation, funding, and evaluation information; reviewer comments; and source for program materials. Where appropriate, reviewers suggest adaptations that would facilitate use of the materials in rural settings. Some profiles include information on the usefulness of program materials for minority groups. Contains a list of program reviewers, an index by program descriptors, an index by program developer, and descriptions of other Center on Rural Elderly publications. (KS)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Alzheimers Disease, Caregiver Role, Caregiver Training, Caregivers, Health Education, Health Programs, Minority Groups, Older Adults, Profiles, Respite Care, Rural Areas, Social Support Groups, Training
Publications Director, Center on Rural Elderly, 5245 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Kansas City. Center on Rural Elderly.