Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP)

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

In exchange for $121,794 during the budget period of July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019, the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University will continue to provide these deliverables:
serve on the AZ-GWEP Editorial Board;
adapt and refine CarePRO in collaboration with the Desert Southwest Chapter of the Alzheimers Association;
continue to partner with Region One/Area Agency on Aging, Family Caregiver Support Program in the refinement, marketing, and assistance with the delivery of adaptations of CarePRO and EPIC for people with dementia and their care partners/caregivers;
continue working with the Arizona State Alzheimers Task Force, partners and other stakeholders to support the sustainability of a dementia capable system in Arizona;
partner with Dementia Friendly America to develop goals and objectives for Dementia Friendly Arizona;
continue to enhance CarePRO curriculum to be used in Group Homes and Long Term Care Facilities.

In addition, we will add the following new patient outcome focused deliverables: initiate a pilot on new program called CARE PAL a 10-week intervention for older adults with chronic disease (not dementia) that includes psycho-educational skill-building and care values clarification. This program is a combination of their existing programs, CarePRO (Care Partners Reaching Out) and EPIC (Early-stage Partners in Care) that focuses on both the patient and their care partners. Activities include group meetings with the care partners and follow-up telephone coaching with the patient and the care partner. ASU will partner with the local Area Agency on Aging (Region 1, Maricopa County) and HOPE Network, to conduct pre- and post-surveys on this 10 week intervention. There will be two cohorts 1 English speaking and 1 Spanish speaking.

Description

To build the geriatric capacity of interdisciplinary health professionals to care for the aging population of Arizona, we propose substantive training targeted toward interdisciplinary community college faculty and practitioners from clinical/internship provider sites focused on enhancing capacity to empower caregivers to engage in self-care.
Increase the competency of interprofessional community college nursing, social services, and allied health faculty and practitioners from clinical/internship partner sites to prepare health professions students to assess and address the needs of a growing and ethnically diverse population of family/informal caregivers.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date7/1/156/30/19

Funding

  • HHS: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA): $364,528.00

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