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ERIC Number: EJ1005299
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1534-6102
A Telephone Support Program for Adult Day Center Caregivers: Early Indications of Impact
Gendron, Tracey; Pelco, Lynn E.; Pryor, Jennifer; Barsness, Sonya; Seward, Lynne
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v17 n1 p45-58 2013
The Virginia Commonwealth University/A Grace Place Caregiver Telephone Support Pilot Program was developed as a service-learning experience for graduate students to address the need for family caregiver support services. The Telephone Support Program was developed by the Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Gerontology, in collaboration with A Grace Place Adult Day Center, as a pilot project that introduced a low-tech telephone outreach initiative in which trained students provided weekly caregiver support through active listening. Uniting students with family caregivers provided a challenging learning experience for students that enriched students' personal and professional development, provided an important service for caregivers, and met a critical community need. The findings demonstrate that a telephone support format offers a positive educational experience for graduate students and essential psychosocial support for family caregivers. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia