Development of an Intervention for Long-Distance Caregivers

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Prof. Dr. Kathrin Boerner

Division for Prevention and Rehabilitation Research
Department of Health Services Research
School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg 
Germany

Postal address: 
Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg 
26111 Oldenburg 
Germany
 

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Campus Haarentor, Building V04
Ammerländer Heerstraße 140
26129 Oldenburg

Development of an Intervention for Long-Distance Caregivers

Development of an Intervention for Long-Distance Caregivers

Scientific project management:
Dr. Verena Cimarolli
Prof. Dr. Kathrin Boerner

Project duration:
2021-2024

Project funding:
1 R21 AG069019, National Institute on Aging, USA

Project description:
The aim of this study is to develop an intervention for relatives who care for their family members from a distance. The focus is on digital formats, as we were able to show in a previous study on distance caregiving that there is a growing need for better digital networking in this constellation in order to bridge the physical distance. The study follows a participatory approach that involves those affected, stakeholders, service providers, and experts in the development of the intervention. The resulting intervention has been implemented with 40 relatives who care for a family member with dementia in their own home and evaluated in terms of its feasibility and practicability.

https://www.ltsscenter.org/long-distance-caregiver-study-enters-second-phase/

Falzarano, F., Cimarolli, V., Boerner, K., Siedlecki, K. & Horowitz, A. (2022). Use of home care services reduces care-related strain in long-distance caregivers. The Gerontologist, 62(2), 252-261. https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnab088

Horowitz, A. & Boerner, K. (2017). Long-distance caregiving: Unique challenges and service needs. In J. Wilmoth & M. Silverstein (Hrsg.), Later-Life Social Support and Service Provision in Diverse and Vulnerable Populations: Understanding Networks of Care (S. 136-154) Routledge Publications. https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2017-45650-009

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