A New Look at Community-Based Respite Programs: Utilization, Satisfaction, and Development

1st Edition

Rhonda J.V. Montgomery

Published March 7, 2003
Reference - 194 Pages
ISBN 9780789017499 - CAT# HW14183

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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
A New Look at Community-Based Respite Programs provides you with detailed analyses of a variety of successful support service plans, including mobile day care, Latino-specific outreach, traveling dementia evaluation teams, and programs designed for people who live alone. You'll also read about the importance of complementing family caregivers instead of substituting for them. Throughout, helpful tables make the results of ADDGS programs clear.

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.


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