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  • James Madison University Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services Stacy Hansen, Program Director
  • Caregiving Facts  Virginians aged 85+ increasing 5 times rate of total population (National Center on Caregiving: 50 State Report)  Only 13.2% of persons 85+ live in institutional settings (such as nursing homes). (U.S. Census Bureau 2010 Current Population Survey)  29% Americans are unpaid caregiver (2010 Emblem Health and National Alliance for Caregiving)  Respite for caregivers identified as one of top four needs among older adults in Harrisonburg/Rockingham County (Healthy Community Assessment 2011)
  • CCN Mission Statement “To provide support services to caregivers of frail elders and people with dementia, preserving an independent lifestyle for both the elder and the caregiver.”
  • CCN Program CCN Staff Students/ Volunteers Families
  • CCN Program Services  Home-based respite companion care  Companion services on outings or errand running  Telephone support line  Phone follow-up & emotional support  Information & Referral  Bereavement support
  • CCN Funding Sources Sliding scale fees possible due to:  United Way  JMU  Foundations  Grants  Private donations
  • Referral Sources  RMH Hospital Social Workers  Hospice  Social Services  Area Agencies on Aging Case Workers  Retirement Communities  United Way  Private Home Health Agencies  Private Geriatric Care Managers
  • CCN: Background  1998 Research Study  Alzheimer’s Demonstration Model Funding  2001 -IIHHS
  • 1998 Caregiver Research  Identify priority needs of caregivers of frail older adults  Evaluate whether needs are met by existing services  Gather information to guide planning for services
  • What Caregivers Need  In-home companion care once or twice a week to provide: Get-away for caregiver Social stimulation for frail older adult  Emotional support for caregivers  Up-to-date information  Better coordination of resources, consultation, and referral  Low cost help
  • Goals:  Unduplicated services tailored to family needs:  Respite and Companion Care  Information, support, and education  Campus community partnership  Enhanced academic programs  Student service learning  Valuing needs of older adults
  • Cumulative Service Outcomes a/o June 30,12  Care to 202 families (30-40 ongoing)  Training of 1057 student and community volunteers  34,329 hours of companion care  Each semester 45-55 students average 45 hours each with CCN
  • Elements of Success: University  Student Service Learning tradition  Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services  HHS curriculum opportunities  Elective Course  Faculty support and grant writing  Faculty research
  • Elective Course Course Title: Issues &Applications of Family Care Giving Credit Hours: 1 credit hour Contact Hours: 45 contact hours/semester Course Overview: Students from any major engage in service learning with clients and staff of Caregivers Community Network, a program of information, companion care, and support for family caregivers. Hours are negotiated and activities are tailored to student interests and learning needs.
  • Elements of Success: Community  Associated with VA Dept for Aging, Alzheimer’s Association, Agencies on Aging, Caregiver Coalition (ElderAlliance)  Season’s Plus  Caregiver Getaway Day  CCN Advisory Council  Potential for Collaboration
  • For More Information: Caregivers Community Network 601 University Blvd (MSC9014) Harrisonburg, VA 22807 Phone: 568-6682 or 877-568-6682 Visit us online: http://www.socwork.jmu.edu/Caregivers/