Caregivers are often family members or friends who provide assistance and support to Veterans who require care outside medical facilities. Important issues being studied include caregivers' preferences for support, how to improve their access to available resources, and the formal and informal costs associated with caregiving.
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(5 of more than 449 CAREGIVER focused publications)
- Sperber NR, Boucher NA, Delgado R, Shepherd-Banigan ME, McKenna K, Moore M, Barrett R, Kabat M, Van Houtven CH. Including Family Caregivers In Seriously Ill Veterans' Care: A Mixed-Methods Study. Health affairs (Project Hope). 2019 Jun 1; 38(6):957-963.
- Smith VA, Lindquist J, Miller KEM, Shepherd-Banigan M, Olsen M, Campbell-Kotler M, Henius J, Kabat M, Van Houtven CH. Comprehensive Family Caregiver Support and Caregiver Well-Being: Preliminary Evidence From a Pre-post-survey Study With a Non-equivalent Control Group. Frontiers in public health. 2019 May 22; 7:122.
- LeLaurin J, Schmitzberger M, Eliazar-Macke N, Freytes IM, Dang S, Uphold C. A commentary on methodological issues in stroke caregiver research: lessons learned from three RESCUE intervention studies. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation. 2019 Jul 1; 26(5):399-404.
- Davis ML, Hendrickson J, Wilson N, Shrestha S, Amspoker AB, Kunik M. Taking Care of the Dyad: Frequency of Caregiver Assessment Among Veterans with Dementia. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2019 Aug 1; 67(8):1604-1609.
- Nguyen JT, Roberts C, Thorpe CT, Thorpe JM, Hogan SL, McGregor J, Geryk L, Carpenter DM. Economic and objective burden of caregiving on informal caregivers of patients with systemic vasculitis. Musculoskeletal care. 2019 Jun 1; 17(2):282-287.
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(5 of more than 21 CAREGIVER focused publication briefs)
- Veteran-Directed Care Adds to Options for Medically Complex Veterans Living in the Community – Without Raising Costs
One way in which VA facilitates independence and supports caregivers is through the Veteran-Directed Care (VDC) program, part of VA’s Office of Geriatrics and Extended Care Services. VDC enables enrollees to hire family members, friends, or neighbors as paid caregivers and also provides caregiver support, including caregiver training and burden monitoring. This study evaluated the incidence of VA ...
Date: June 1, 2019
- VA Experience with Implementing Intensive Primary Care Programs for Veterans at Highest Risk
This case study describes VA’s experience with implementing intensive primary care programs, as well as the program elements that appear to be necessary to meet the complex care needs of these high-risk Veterans. Findings showed that the PACT Intensive Management program (PIM) has been successfully implemented for more than three years at five demonstration sites in the VA healthcare system. The P...
Date: October 25, 2017
- Impact of Comprehensive Caregiver Support Program on VA Healthcare Utilization and Cost
The Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) supports caregivers of Veterans from the post-9/11 era who need assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) or supervision or protection because of the residual effect of injuries sustained during their service. A monthly stipend is provided to caregivers based on Veterans’ care needs. In this study, investigators examined...
Date: April 1, 2017
- Benefits for Veterans with Dementia who Participate in VA Program Integrating Healthcare and Community Services
This study tested the effectiveness of a telephone-based care-coordination program – Partners in Dementia Care (PDC) – that integrated healthcare and community services through structured coaching and support. PDC targeted both Veterans and their primary informal caregivers. Findings showed that compared to usual care, PDC was associated with significantly lower levels of self-reported adverse out...
Date: February 28, 2014
- Home Safety Intervention Improves Caregiver Competence for Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease
This trial sought to give informal caregivers the knowledge and resources to prevent risky behaviors and accidents in the homes of persons with dementia of the Alzheimer’s type (DAT) or a related dementia. Investigators designed a Home Safety Toolkit that includes a booklet on high-frequency/high-severity risks for accidents and injuries in the home, and sample items (i.e., smoke alarm, night ligh...
Date: October 1, 2013
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( 5 of more than 51 CAREGIVER focused projects
|| Navigating Advanced Illness for Informal Caregivers of Ill Veterans
|| Spanish Online & Telephone Intervention for Caregivers of Veterans with Stroke
|| Web-based Self-management Tool Targeting Patients and their Informal Caregivers
|| Trial Outcomes for Massage: Caregiver-Assisted vs. Therapist-Treated (TOMCATT)
|| Comparative Effectiveness of Delivery Methods for Caregiver Support and Education
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5 sample "Caregiver" publications displayed.
Management Briefs eBrief-no31 - Interventions for Non-professional Caregivers of Individuals with Dementia
...a literature review to answer key questions on the effects of caregiver interventions on caregiver burden, mood, and the ability to manage problematic...
Management Briefs eBrief-no70 - Effects of Caregiver Interventions on Outcomes for Memory-related Disorders or Cancer
...Management Briefs eBrief-no70 Effects of Caregiver Interventions on Outcomes for Memory-related Disorders or Cancer Management eBrief no. 70...
Management Briefs eBrief-no132 - Interventions to Support Caregivers or Families of Patients with TBI, PTSD, or Polytrauma
...as caregiver burden and psychological symptoms, caregiver interventions may be a promising approach. The positive impact of caregiver interventions...
Management Briefs eBrief-no58 - Mobile Applications and Internet-based Approaches for Supporting Non-Professional Caregivers
...or disability, or by patients who rely on a non-professional caregiver, affect outcomes for caregivers, patients, clinical process measures, and...
Mobile Applications and Internet-based Approaches for Supporting Non-professional Caregivers
...chronic illnesses or disability, or by such patients who rely on a non-professional caregiver, affect outcomes for caregivers, patients, clinical...
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Balance Dysfunction after mild TBI: Findings from the Chronic Effects of NeuroTrauma Consortium Longitudinal Study
|| Cifu, David
Interventions to Support Caregivers or Families of Patients with TBI, PTSD, or Polytrauma
|| Williams, Jr., John
Williams, Jr., John
Whole Health from the Perspective of VA Caregivers: Findings from a Photovoice Study
|| Urbina, Sharon
Advances in TBI Care Resulting from VA and TBI Model Systems Collaboration
|| Nakase-Richardson, Risa
The Role of Family Caregiving in Chronic Illness: Three Studies
|| Trivedi, Ranak
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