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    • Effectiveness of Validation Therapy in Promoting More Positive Caregiving Experiences

    • Buckner, Darrin L.
    • The overall purpose of this project was to test the effectiveness of a very promising communication strategy for family caregivers to use in their interactions with disoriented loved ones. The strategy, Validation Therapy, created by Naomi Feil, is...
    • Caregivers; Validation Studies; Affect; Alzheimer Disease; Dementia; Memory Disorders; Mentally Disabled Persons; Quality of Life; Communication Barriers; Orientation; Burnout, Professional; Inservice Training; Questionnaires; Aging Populations;...
    • The Development of an Educational and Decision Making Aide for Consumers of Long-Term Care

    • Dietz, William Morgan
    • The goal of this research project was to develop an educational and decision making aide for consumers of long-term care services, (e.g., skilled nursing facilities or assisted living facilities). The educational and decision making aide is...
    • Assisted Living Facilities; Skilled Nursing Facilities; Long-Term Care; Caregivers; Delivery of Health Care; Decision Making; Consumer Health Information; Education, Nursing; Patient Education as Topic; Consumer Health Information; Information...
    • Corporations and Eldercare: A Survey of Available Programs and Services in Salt Lake County

    • Haynes, Kathleen Verity
    • 22.4 million households in the U.S. provide care for an older or disabled person. One-third to one-half of these people also have full-time jobs. 12% o f this group must give up their jobs to become full-time caregivers. Fortunately the enormous...
    • Caregivers; Data Collection; Workload; Occupational Health; Health Services Accessibility; Health Services for the Aged; Social Support; Long-Term Care; Insurance, Long-Term Care; Residence Characteristics; Retirement; Aging Populations; Eldercare...
    • Self-Efficacy of Caregivers of Individuals with Dementia

    • Newkirk, Amaris S.
    • In this paper I will describe the development and implementation of a dementia caregiver support group at the University of Utah, and my master's project in which I evaluated the impact of the support group on self-efficacy of caregivers. The...
    • Self Efficacy; Alzheimer Disease; Dementia; Caregivers; Compassion Fatigue; Resilience, Psychological; Self-Help Groups; Long-Term Care; Disease Management; Life Change Events; Self Concept; Cost of Illness; Health Promotion; Health Knowledge,...
    • A Practical Guide to Assist Long-Term Care Managers Retaining Quality Nursing Personnel

    • Sorenson, Tim R.
    • The purpose of this project is to provide a practical guide for managers in long-term care settings to retain nursing staff. Staffing issues are probably the most important matters concerning maintaining quality care in long-term care settings...
    • Long-Term Care; Nursing Staff; Nurse Administrators; Nurses' Aides; Education, Professional, Retraining; Job Satisfaction; Morale; Skilled Nursing Facilities; Motivation; Personnel Selection; Quality of Health Care; Personnel Turnover; Stress,...
    • Meeting the Healthy Needs of the Baby-Boomer Population: Development of a Health Aging Program

    • Wild, Lauri K.
    • The baby boom generation, the largest group of Americans ever born within an eighteen year time span, is at a crossroads. At nearly 76 million strong, boomers represent more than one out of every four Americans (US Census Bureau, 2000). The quality...
    • Age Groups; Healthy People Programs; Life Expectancy; Epigenomics; Life Style; Life Change Events; Social Adjustment; Health Behavior; Quality of Life; Activities of Daily Living; Attitude to Health; Chronic Disease; Consumer Health Information;...

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