Explore new frontiers in Alzheimer's support systems!
When Congress authorized the Alzheimer's Disease Demonstration Grants to States program in 1990, no one knew how effective the program would prove to be. A New Look at Community-Based Respite Programs provides you with results of the first major evaluation of ADDGS programs. Across the country, groups were able to develop specialized programs that reached traditionally underserved clients. A byproduct of many of the ADDGS programs was that they helped strengthen ties between communities and agencies, improving social services for both caregivers and people with Alzheimer's.
A New Look at Community-Based Respite Programs examines:
- the profile of the average respite care user
- different challenges faced by urban and rural clientele
- how culture and ethnicity influence health care decisions
- ways to involve communities in respite care
- how understanding patterns of use makes for better program design and implementation
It is estimated that Alzheimer's will affect up to 14 million Americans by the year 2050. A New Look at Community-Based Respite Programs contains vital knowledge that you can act on now to help lay the foundations for a better future.
Table of Contents
- Introduction: A New Look at Community-Based Respite Programs: Utilization, Satisfaction, and Development
- Initial Findings from the Evaluation of the Alzheimer's Disease Demonstration Grants to States Program
- Profiles of Respite Use
- The Role of Cultural Factors on Clients' Attitudes Toward Caregiving, Perceptions of Service Delivery, and Service Utilization
- Factors Related to Client Satisfaction with Community-Based Respite Services
- Successful Strategies for Serving Diverse Populations
- Comment on the Utility of the ADDGS Evaluation for Policy and Practice
- Exemplars of Successful Alzheimer's Demonstration Projects
- Reference Notes Included