Ga. helps in study to reduce caregiver stress

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Monday, Aug. 29, 2011

ATLANTA (AP) — Health officials in Georgia are participating in a new program to try to understand what triggers caregivers' stress so professionals can make caring for a loved one easier.

The program is called Tailored Caregiver Assessment and Referral, or TCARE, and is a collaboration between the Georgia Department of Human Services and the University of Wisconsin.

The program includes a six-step model that works to identify and address the caregiver's needs so that person can more effectively care for himself and others.

Four states -- Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota and Washington -- helped a researcher at the University of Wisconsin conduct studies on TCARE protocols.

Georgia's aging network plans to launch TCARE statewide by training care managers to use the six-step model when working with consumers.

(Copyright 2011, The Associated Press.)

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