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Taking a Break: Daily Respite Effects of Adult Day Services as Objective and Subjective Time Away From Caregiving

This study investigated how objective and subjective breaks from caregiving were associated with caregivers’ daily emotional health. Caregivers reported an average of 7.12 respite hours on Adult Days Services (ADS)…


Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (SGRG) Act Initial Report to Congress

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living, Advisory Council to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, 2021 The Advisory Council to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren’s initial report to Congress is…

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Daily sleep, well-being, and adult day services use among dementia care dyads

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of Adult Day Services (ADS) use on sleep quality for people with dementia and their caregivers. The authors found that…

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Community-Based Long-Term Services and Supports: Are the Needs of Older Adults and Their Caregivers Being Met?

The goal of this study was to assess the adverse consequences of unmet long-term services and supports (LTSS) needs, to identify if and how caregiving characteristics are associated with adverse consequences, and…

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New York Sustainability Summit

The New York State Caregiving and Respite Coalition hosted a virtual Sustainability Summit in October. The purposes of the Summit were to strengthen state and community partnerships to sustain New…

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Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Adult Day Services and the Families They Serve

To assess the impact of the pandemic on Adult Day Services (ADS), a twenty-item survey was used to examine services provided, staffing, finances, and plans to reopen. Twenty-two sites participating…

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Does Adult Day Service Use Improve Well-Being of Black Caregivers of People Living With Dementia?

This study examined the association between the use of ADS and depressive symptoms among Black dementia caregivers. The authors found that Black dementia caregivers who utilized ADS had lower depressive…

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Caregiver Quality of Life: How to Measure It and Why

The authors review the concept of caregiver quality of life (QOL) and offer recommendations for choosing and implementing a screening workflow. They suggest that “further research is needed to guide development…

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Reducing the Impact of Dementia in America: A Decadal Survey of the Behavioral and Social Sciences

The National Institute on Aging of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services requested that the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine conduct a consensus study to produce…