Implementation of a Psychosocial Intervention Program for Working Caregivers

Daniel E. Jimenez, Richard Schulz, Dolores Perdomo, Chin Chin Lee, Sara J. Czaja

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Abstract

The overall aim of this pilot study was to examine the feasibility and acceptability of a multicomponent, psychosocial intervention specifically designed to meet the unique needs of caregivers who are balancing caregiving duties with work responsibilities. Seventy-one family caregivers employed at a private, nonprofit institution in South Florida were randomized to either the Caregiver Workstation condition (n = 35) or a control condition (n = 36). Sixty-two caregivers completed the 5-month follow-up. Our results indicate that an intervention tailored to the time demands of a working caregiver is feasible, acceptable to caregivers, and has the potential to have positive long-term effects. Currently, there are limited data available regarding the benefits of employer programs for caregivers or the type of programs caregivers find most useful. This pilot study is the first step in developing a working caregiver intervention program that can be implemented on a broad-scale basis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1206-1227
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Applied Gerontology
Volume38
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2019

Keywords

  • caregiving
  • older adults
  • workplace

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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