An employee assistance program for caregiver support

Douglas A. Mains, Thomas J. Fairchild, Antonio A. René

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The Comprehensive Caregiver Choices Program provided support for employee caregivers of elderly people for employees at a hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. Key informant interviews and focus groups provided direction for program development and implementation. A full-time MSW and professionals with expertise in gerontology/ geriatrics provided education and care coordination services to caregivers. Approximately 4% of the hospital's workforce participated in the program. Attendees evaluated educational sessions and follow-up interviews were conducted with program participants. Caregiver support programs must continue to seek innovative and creative marketing and service delivery methods to reach out and assist working caregivers in need of support.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-173
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Gerontological Social Work
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 3 Aug 2006


  • Caregivers
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Geriatrics
  • Social support


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