Personal Assistance, Social Support and Caregiving
Tuesday, November 5, 2013: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The presentations of this session are related to various issues related to personal assistance, social support and caregiving for the older adults, including: informal caregiving to older adults in the "sandwich generation"; disseminating a psycho-educational caregiver intervention in minority communities; addressing systemic barriers to recruitment and training of qualified entry-level direct service workers; community partnerships to develop national standards and local capacity for training a high-quality personal home care workforce; and lessons learned from the California personal home care aide state training (PHCAST) demonstration.
Session Objectives: 1. To evaluate efforts to disseminate Powerful Tools for Caregivers, an evidence-based psycho-educational program to increase caregiver self-efficacy and decision-making skills to Hispanic, African American, and Native American caregivers of older adults in a Northeastern county. 2. To discuss the Personal and Home Care Aide State Training (PHCAST) program. 3. To examine the association between social support and quality of life.
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Organized by: Aging & Public Health
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)