Location

Paper Session 2: Boldly Going: Community and Consumer Health

Start Date

26-10-2018 4:06 PM

End Date

26-10-2018 4:21 PM

Type of Work

Presentation

Description

Project Objective: Two Research Questions What are the information and support needs of family caregivers participating in a newly formed library-aging network educational support group? How can libraries and aging network agencies effectively partner to promote positive outcomes for the health and well-being of informal family caregivers and their care recipients with long-term medical conditions? Methods: Research Steps The following research steps are underway as of January 2018-- (1) A comprehensive and ongoing literature review of family caregiver strengths-building (i.e., resourcefulness), social support, and older adult care recipients’ wellness and quality of life including a JBI systematic review (Lauritzen, Pedersen, and Bjerrum, 2013) that points to social support as beneficial for family caregivers and their care recipients. (2) A Family Caregiver Interest Survey and assessment completed by family caregivers attending monthly support group meetings. (3) Field Notes compiled and analyzed from all meetings and training sessions for the Resourceful-U family caregivers. (4) An optional “Your Family Caregiving Story” with a follow-up telephone or in-person interview to assess caregiver strengths, health, and wellness. Results: Reporting Research Outcomes The Powerful Tools for Caregivers (2013) project curriculum will be offered in conjunction with the Resourceful-U support group as an enrichment opportunity. This evidence-based training program will serve 12 family caregivers beginning in September 2018. A training team of librarians and social workers will conduct the evidence-based family caregiver training curriculum over a six-week period at the local regional public library. The implications of this action learning intervention project for policy and program development will be explored in relationship to a June 2018 community needs report-- The Silver Tsunami: Is Broward County Ready?-- for partnerships between medical libraries, public libraries, and key aging network agencies serving family caregivers and older adults.

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Oct 26th, 4:06 PM Oct 26th, 4:21 PM

The Resourceful-U Family Caregiving Strengths-Building Education and Support Group: A Florida Library and Aging Network Partnership Project

Paper Session 2: Boldly Going: Community and Consumer Health

Project Objective: Two Research Questions What are the information and support needs of family caregivers participating in a newly formed library-aging network educational support group? How can libraries and aging network agencies effectively partner to promote positive outcomes for the health and well-being of informal family caregivers and their care recipients with long-term medical conditions? Methods: Research Steps The following research steps are underway as of January 2018-- (1) A comprehensive and ongoing literature review of family caregiver strengths-building (i.e., resourcefulness), social support, and older adult care recipients’ wellness and quality of life including a JBI systematic review (Lauritzen, Pedersen, and Bjerrum, 2013) that points to social support as beneficial for family caregivers and their care recipients. (2) A Family Caregiver Interest Survey and assessment completed by family caregivers attending monthly support group meetings. (3) Field Notes compiled and analyzed from all meetings and training sessions for the Resourceful-U family caregivers. (4) An optional “Your Family Caregiving Story” with a follow-up telephone or in-person interview to assess caregiver strengths, health, and wellness. Results: Reporting Research Outcomes The Powerful Tools for Caregivers (2013) project curriculum will be offered in conjunction with the Resourceful-U support group as an enrichment opportunity. This evidence-based training program will serve 12 family caregivers beginning in September 2018. A training team of librarians and social workers will conduct the evidence-based family caregiver training curriculum over a six-week period at the local regional public library. The implications of this action learning intervention project for policy and program development will be explored in relationship to a June 2018 community needs report-- The Silver Tsunami: Is Broward County Ready?-- for partnerships between medical libraries, public libraries, and key aging network agencies serving family caregivers and older adults.