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Caregivers Count Too!: A Toolkit to Help Practitioners Assess the Needs of Family Caregivers


Description

This toolkit is a step-by-step resource filled with practical information and resources to assess caregiver needs in service delivery settings. It designed for program administrators and practitioners to serve two purposes: (1) sharpen their awareness of caregivers as an at-risk population, whose own needs should be determined by an assessment; and (2) add to their knowledge and skills, helping to equip them for developing and implementing an appropriate caregiver assessment process in their practice setting.

The toolkit has four main sections:
  • The first section includes an introduction and definitions of terms used throughout the toolkit.
  • The second section focuses on the key role of family caregivers—who they are, what they do, and why knowing their needs is important.
  • The third section provides a set of basic guidelines for conducting caregiver assessment including recommended areas to cover and questions to include in a caregiver assessment; and answers to the "who, when, where and by whom" questions for implementing the assessment.
  • The fourth section summarizes the toolkit and provides three appendices with additional information.
Links to the Tool:
This tool is available at: http://caregiver.org/caregivers-count-too-toolkit

Developer

Family Caregiver Alliance

Funding Sources

Family Caregiver Alliance


QualityTool Topic

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History

  • Release Date: 06/2006
  • Original Summary: 02/2012
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QualityTool Classification
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Last updated: April 09, 2014.