Enhancing Caring Communities: A Toolkit for Organizations to Better Support Caregivers
Choosing a program to support caregivers based on the gap you identified
Now that you have assessed your organization and identified a gap between what your community’s caregivers need and what your organization currently provides, you can focus in on one area of interest. Your goal in this part of the assessment is to select a specific caregiving program or service area to work on within your organization by considering these questions:
- Do we have enough data on caregiving needs in the community?
- Have we comprehensively examined our current caregiving support/service approaches?
- Do we need more information to refine our gap analysis?
- What evidence-based programs are available to our organization?
- What have other organizations done that have filled similar gaps?
- Are we focusing on the best program, including strengths and weaknesses?
- Best Practice Caregiving: database of evidence-based interventions
- Ten Most Widely Delivered Programs in 2019 with 11 or More Delivery Sites
- BRI Care Consultation: Evidence-Based Program
- Building Better Caregivers
- New York University Caregiver Intervention
- Powerful Tools For Caregivers
- Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers
- REACH Community (Resources Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregiver Health in the Community)
- Resources for Enhancing All Caregivers Health (REACH) VA Program
- Savvy Caregiver
- Skills2Care® Certification for Occupational Therapists
- Our Family, Our Way - Free communication and care coordination resource for caregiving families
- Difficulty / Importance Quadrants Tool
- Caregiver Assessment Professional Tool
- Caregiver Self-Assessment
- Caregiver Stresses/Strengths Tool