4095.0 Personal Assistance, Caregiving, and Long-Term Care

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 10:30 AM
This session presents an overview of several important areas of research on long-term care for people with disabilities of all ages, with a particular focus on personal assistance services received by people with disabilities in community settings. Two presentations focus on Medicaid long-term care programs, with one exploring future needs and another examining recent trends in non-institutional services. Access to services is the focus of another presentation, comparing elderly and younger adults in levels of receipt of needed services. The final presentation presents an innovative approach to reducing stress among people providing personal assistance.
Session Objectives: Identify key research issues related to long-term care and personal assistance services. Discuss major issues in informal caregiving, publicly funded formal long-term services, and age-related disparities in receipt of needed services.

11:24 AM
Stress-reduction and improved well-being following a pilot community-based participatory mindfulness-based stress-reduction (MBSR) program for parents/caregivers of children with developmental disabilities
Alicia T. Bazzano, MD, MPH, Cristiane Wolfe, MD, Lidia Zylovska, MD, MPH, Steven Wang, MPP, MPH, Erica Schuster, BS, Christopher Barrett, MA and Danise Lehrer, LCSW

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Organized by: Disability
Endorsed by: Gerontological Health, Public Health Nursing

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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