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Poster Presentations - Guzman Lecture Hall

Presentation or Panel Title

Care for the Caregiver: Online Support

Location

Guzman Lecture Hall Poster #5

Start Date

4-24-2015 10:30 AM

End Date

4-24-2015 11:30 AM

Department

Public Health

Student Type

Undergraduate

Faculty Mentor

Jackie Davis

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Being diagnosed with a debilitating disease not only impacts the affected person but the family members supporting their ill relative. Approximately 83% of care being provided to an ill relative comes from a family member or close frieend and 37% of caregivers had to either reduce their work hours or quit their job when caring for someone over 50 (CDC). Intervention methods such as support groups and pamphlets have been developed to help offer support for the stressors a family caregiver experiences. These stressors were typically found to be loss of socializing, financial hardship, and health deterioration of themselves.

Based off of the knowledge gained from my research on family caregiving, it became apparent that caregivers become overwhelmed when trying to cope with the stress of providing care for an ill relative. I am currently building a website offering a combination of the above mentioned support in order to supply an intervention that is easily accessible and simple to maneuver to a caregiver who is struggling with time since a majority of it is spent providing care and treatments to the ill family members, thus taking time out of the caregivers’ daily schedule and routine (Boyoung). I intend to add written testimonies, YouTube videos, and links to support groups offering education and coping mechanisms from those who have/are experiencing the stress of caregiving for a family member.

Boyoung, H., Fleischmann, K. E., Howie-Esquivel, J., Stotts, N. A., & Dracup, K. (2011). CAREGIVING FOR PATIENTS WITH HEART FAILURE: IMPACT ON PATIENTS' FAMILIES. American Journal Of Critical Care,20(6), 431-442. doi:10.4037/ajcc2011472

Family Caregiving: The Facts. (2007, September 7). Retrieved February 16, 2015, from http://www.cdc.gov/aging/caregiving/facts.htm

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Care for the Caregiver: Online Support

Guzman Lecture Hall Poster #5

Being diagnosed with a debilitating disease not only impacts the affected person but the family members supporting their ill relative. Approximately 83% of care being provided to an ill relative comes from a family member or close frieend and 37% of caregivers had to either reduce their work hours or quit their job when caring for someone over 50 (CDC). Intervention methods such as support groups and pamphlets have been developed to help offer support for the stressors a family caregiver experiences. These stressors were typically found to be loss of socializing, financial hardship, and health deterioration of themselves.

Based off of the knowledge gained from my research on family caregiving, it became apparent that caregivers become overwhelmed when trying to cope with the stress of providing care for an ill relative. I am currently building a website offering a combination of the above mentioned support in order to supply an intervention that is easily accessible and simple to maneuver to a caregiver who is struggling with time since a majority of it is spent providing care and treatments to the ill family members, thus taking time out of the caregivers’ daily schedule and routine (Boyoung). I intend to add written testimonies, YouTube videos, and links to support groups offering education and coping mechanisms from those who have/are experiencing the stress of caregiving for a family member.

Boyoung, H., Fleischmann, K. E., Howie-Esquivel, J., Stotts, N. A., & Dracup, K. (2011). CAREGIVING FOR PATIENTS WITH HEART FAILURE: IMPACT ON PATIENTS' FAMILIES. American Journal Of Critical Care,20(6), 431-442. doi:10.4037/ajcc2011472

Family Caregiving: The Facts. (2007, September 7). Retrieved February 16, 2015, from http://www.cdc.gov/aging/caregiving/facts.htm